Map from Google - Aragon

In Aragon, autonomous community and province of Spain, there are the following climatic zones:
- the Pyrenean range in the far north, on the border with France, characterized by an alpine climate (cold mountain climate);
- the pre-Pyrenean range to the north, in valleys or slopes at hill or low-mountain altitudes (see Jaca, Bielsa), where the weather is cold in winter and mild in summer, with some hot days, and relatively abundant rainfall;
- all the center-south, at medium-low altitudes, is characterized by an arid or semi-arid climate, and more or less warm depending on altitude: transitional Mediterranean (slightly continental) climate in the Ebro Valley (see Zaragoza), with winters mild enough and hot summers, often torrid; semi-continental climate, similar to that of the central plateau (meseta), above 600 meters;
- even in the center-south, there is a mountain range, called Iberian System (Sistema Ibérico): here the climate gets colder with increasing altitude, while rain (and snow in winter) becomes more abundant, so that the mountains are covered by forests.


In the far north, on the border with France, we find the chain of the Pyrenees; the highest peak of the entire chain, Pico de Aneto (3,404 meters high), is located in Aragon. Above 2,700 meters there are glaciers, which are among the most southerly in Europe (together with the small Calderone glacier in Abruzzo, Italy, and the glaciers of Caucasus).
In the Pyrenean area we find the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.
In the area at the foot of the Pyrenees, at the same altitude, the climate is cooler than in the south-central region; in addition this area is exposed to cold air outbreaks, with strong winds, in winter.
In Jaca, located at the foot of the Pyrenees and 800 meters above sea level, the average temperature goes from 2.5 °C in January, to 17.5 °C in July and August. Winter is therefore cold, and sometimes there can be heavy snowfalls. Although the averages are not high, in summer there can be some hot days.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Jaca
Min (°C)-2-1136912111062-1
Max (°C)681113162024242016107

In Jaca, 780 millimetres of rain or snow fall, well distributed throughout the year, with a maximum in May (85 mm) and a minimum in July (45 mm), not very pronounced, since even in summer some afternoon thunderstorms can form, or a few Atlantic fronts can pass.

In Huesca, located in the center-north, at no great distance from the Pyrenees and at 450 meters of altitude, we already enter in the semi-arid zone, with hot summers. Here the average of January is 5 °C, that of July and August is 24 °C. In winter you can see cold spells, with night frosts, and when the weather is stable, cold and foggy periods may occur; in summer, days with an intense heat are possible, although the air is dry and nights are still cool.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Huesca
Min (°C)125610141717141052
Max (°C)9121618222832312620139

In Huesca, 485 mm of rain per year fall, with two maxima in spring and autumn, and quite poor rains, but not entirely absent in winter (when they are a bit more common but not abundant), and in summer (when rare thunderstorms can break out).
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Huesca
Prec. (mm)303030555535203050605045485

Zaragoza, bridge on the Ebro and basilica

Further to the south, we find Zaragoza, located in the Ebro Valley, 250 meters above sea level, therefore, in the area where the altitude is lower, and the climate can be described as transitional Mediterranean. Here the average temperature goes from 6.5 °C in January to 25.5 in July and August. In winter, nights are often cold, with possible slight frosts. In summer, hot days are frequent, however, the air is dry, and at night temperatures fall a lot.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Zaragoza
Min (°C)336812161818151163
Max (°C)111317202429323227211511

In Zaragoza, just 330 mm of precipitation fall annually; winter is particularly dry, given that only 20 mm of rain fall each month.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Zaragoza
Prec. (mm)202020404525201530353020330

East of Zaragoza we find the Monegros Desert (which is actually a semi-desert zone), where rainfall drops below 300 mm per year.

Monegros Desert

In the center-south of Aragon the altitude rises again for the presence of the mountain chain called Sistema Ibérico, whose highest point is Moncayo (or San Miguel), 2,314 meters high.
In Molina de Aragon at 1,050 meters, the average temperature goes from 2.5 °C in January to 20 °C in July and August. You can notice the cold nights in the winter months, and the wide temperature range in summer, when nights remain very cool.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Molina de A.
Molina de A.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)-4-3-11591111740-3
Max (°C)9111416202630292418129

In Molina de Aragon, average precipitation (rain or snow) amounts to 485 mm per year, with a peak in spring, and a small amount in winter.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Molina de A.
Molina de A.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec. (mm)303030557050202550504040485

Further to the south-east, in Teruel, capital of the province, 900 meters above sea level, the average temperature goes from 3.5 °C in January, to 22.5 °C in July.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Teruel
Min (°C)-2-21371113131061-1
Max (°C)101216172227313125191310

In an average year, in Teruel 390 mm of rain fall. The driest season here is even winter.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Teruel
Prec. (mm)201520406045254035502520390

When to go

The best time to visit the Pyrenees and the valleys at the foot of the mountains is summer, being the warmest (or mildest) and sunniest of the year.
In areas at low altitude of the center and southern Aragon (see Huesca, Zaragoza), being the summer hot, you may prefer autumn and spring, although the rains are more frequent, especially in May, and from mid-September to mid-October.
Those who can stand the heat can choose July and August also in the center-south, but should be ready to stroll around the cities in hot weather. Given the high temperature range, except perhaps in Zaragoza, in summer also in the center-south it's better to bring a sweatshirt for the evening.