How is the weather in Southern Spain - Complete guide How is the weather in Southern Spain - Complete guide

How is the weather in Southern Spain?

How is the weather in Southern Spain?

If you are considering a journey in southern Spain we suggest you have a look at this road trip in the South of Spain (great gastronomy, hotels, resorts, and value for money) and also at this itinerary around Southern Spain with interesting proposals. 

Spain´s climate can change significantly from one side to the other. This is due to the country´s geographic location, positioned in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, and its altitude. Spain is in fact the third most mountainous country in Western Europe following Switzerland and Austria. Consequently, there are big and sudden changes in the weather from the North mountain face to the South within the distance of a few kilometers. There are three main climates over Spain: Atlantic, Continental, and the Mediterranean. These are in the right order from North to South and from West to East. Most of Spain commonly has hot and dry summers as well as cold and dry winters with a big contrast between day and night.

Many tourists come to Spain because it is commonly thought of as a country with sunny and pleasant weather all year round. This is useful as a general rule but the weather can often be unpredictable, for instance with some storms during the summer.

What is the weather like in Andalusia (Southern Spain)?

Andalusia predominantly has a continental-Mediterranean climate. It gets more extreme and continental the further inland you get, whereas near the coastline it has a much milder and pleasant Mediterranean climate.

When is the best time to visit Andalusia (Southern Spain)?

The spring and fall months of April, May, June, September, October, and November are the best to visit southern Spain. This applies to cities near or facing the Mediterranean Sea like Malaga, Cadiz, Huelva, or Almeria. If you are going to visit those cities that are far away from the coast (more than 30 miles) such as Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, or Jaen, the best timeframe to go would be from mid-April to mid-June and mid-September to mid-November. 

It is highly recommended to check the weather forecast of your desired destination before booking your trip. You will find below the average temperatures for the most important cities of southern Spain according to holiday-weather.com. You might be interested in one of our tours in southern Spain

Weather in Seville / Sevilla

Seville horse and carriage

Hottest month in Seville / Sevilla: July – average 28°C/82°F

Coldest month: January – average 11°C/52°F

Most rainfall: March – av. 90mm of rain

Best months to visit Seville / Sevilla: May, June, and September

Seville is famous for its Flamenco shows. We suggest you join a flamenco class in Seville

We recommend you have a look at this private tour from Madrid to Seville 

Weather in Córdoba

Cordoba, Spain

Hottest month in Córdoba: August – average 28°C/82°F

Coldest month: January – average 10°C/49°F

Most rainfall: November – 100mm of rain

Best months to visit Córdoba: May and October. As a second option, June and September are much better than July and August.

We recommend you have a look at this private tour from Madrid to Cordoba 

Weather in Málaga

Malaga

Hottest month in Málaga: July – average 25°C/77°F

Coldest month: January – average 13°C/55°F

Most rainfall: November – 101mm of rain

Best months to visit Málaga: May-September

Weather in Granada

Granada

Hottest month in Granada: July – average 24°C/75°F

Coldest month: January – average 6°C/43°F

Most rainfall: November – 64mm of rain

Best months to visit Granada: June and September

Weather in Cádiz

Cadiz fountain

Hottest month in Cádiz: August – average 25°C/77°F

Coldest month: January – average 13°C/55°F

Most rainfall: November – 98 mm of rain

Best months to visit Cádiz: May-September

Cadiz is famous for its wines (Jerez de la Frontera, El Puerto de Santa María, and San Lucar de Barrameda) We recommend you visit a winery in Cadiz to enjoy sherry production at some of the most spectacular wineries in the world. Sherry winery visits

Weather in Almería

Almeria

Hottest month in Almería: August – average 27°C/80°F

Coldest month: January – average 13°C/55°F

Most rainfall: January – 30mm of rain

Best months to visit Almería: May-September

Weather in Jaén

Jaen

Hottest month in Jaén: July – average 26°C/79°F

Coldest month: January – average 7°C/45°F

Most rainfall: March – 83mm of rain

Best months to visit Córdoba: May and October. As a second option, June and September are much better than July and August.

Weather in Huelva

Huelva

Hottest month in Huelva: July – average 25°C/77°F

Coldest month: January – average 11°C/52°F

Most rainfall: November – 90mm of rain

Best months to visit Huelva: May-September

Weather in Jerez De La Frontera

Jerez de la Frontera

Hottest month in Jerez: July – average 33°C/91°F

Coldest month: January – average 6°C/43°F

Most rainfall: November – 100mm of rain

Best months to visit Huelva: May-September

 We hope you find this information useful. You can find the most updated information about the weather in Spain at  Aemet (the Spanish National Weather Service, unfortunately it is only available in Spanish).

 

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