The city of Alicante has a dry Mediterranean climate characterized by low rainfall, with mild winters, thanks to its position surrounded by hills that protect it from the northern winds. Due to its geographical position, the city enjoys an excellent climate and is also popular as a winter resort.
Precipitation is scarce with an annual average of 280 mm and is concentrated between September and November. October is the wettest month of the year, but also the wettest month has an average of only 4 rainy days per month. Alicante has only 35 rainy days in a year. The driest months are the summer months of July and August, but winter and spring are also not very rainy. The city has 97 clear days per year and 2,864 hours of sunshine per year.
The mild climate makes it possible to enjoy the beaches almost all year round. The average maximum summer temperatures are around 30 ° C, while the average minimum winter temperatures are around 8 ° C. The average annual temperature in Alicante is 18.3 ° C. Fog, frost and snow are practically unknown.
The sea water temperature is above 20 ° C from June to October and reaches 25 ° C in August. The sea water temperature touches the minimum in the winter months with 14 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO ALICANTE
All seasons are suitable for visiting the Alicante coast. Spring and summer are however the best seasons for a visit to the city.
THE CLIMATE OF ALICANTE: CLIMATE TABLES
|ALICANTE (3 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|