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Almuñécar & Costa Tropical Weather

Costa Tropical & Almuñécar Climate

The Costa Tropical has a marked micro-climate, as the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras protect the coast from the extremes of temperature other southern areas of Spain receive.

The climate is referred to as "Sub-Tropical", which refers to tropical style temperatures and weather patterns, but without the high humidity.

We average 320 sunny days per year.  See tables of Average Temperature for Costa Tropical or Costa Tropical Average Rainfall for the year

Costa Tropical / Almuñécar - Summer weather

Summer temperatures are typically in the mid to high twenties, with the thirties being reached on the hottest days, with a sea breeze usually setting in during the afternoon.

You can expect average summer temperatures to be around the 25C mark, with highs in the early afternoon approaching the high 20s.  As the temperature rises, though, the heat generates a good sea breeze which sets in from early afternoon and will blow until the early hours, which makes life very comfortable indeed.

Costa Tropical / Almuñécar - Winter weather

 Winter temperatures are usually around the mid to high teens during the day, falling at night due to the predominately clear skies.  Rainfall is not normally an issue, as we have on average only some twenty odd rainy days each year, but on occasions when it does rain we can get a weeks worth in a few hours!

Winter temperatures seldom fall below 10C and are usually a tad warmer at an  average winter temperature of around 18C.  The nights, however, in the middle of winter can be quite cool, so it's a case of tee shirts in the sun and jackets in the moon here on the coast.

NB If you're planning on doing any of the Alpujarras walking routes in winter then it is possible you may be near or on the snow line on the higher routes, so definitely pack accordingly.  Equally, if you travel inland during summer then expect temperatures to be around 5C more than on the coast - possibly more in high summer - and correspondingly cooler in mid winter.

Weather forecasts for the Costa Tropical / Almuñécar 

By far the best forecast we have found is the Spanish Ministry of the Environment weather forecast  which is now available in different languages (click "welcome" on the top right to change to English).

See also our Almuñécar information page for more info on what the area is like, as well as the tropical plants and fruit we grow here - or our page Fiestas, Ferias and Holidays in Almuñécar, Andalucia for a sample of what may be happening while your here with us.

Average Temperatures (c)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
National Avg

7

7

11

13

16

22

24

24

20

16

10

7

Almuñécar

15

13

17

19

22

27

29

29

26

21

17

15

Average Rainfall (mm)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
National Avg

50

48

55

44

47

13

8

18

39

78

60

55

Almuñécar

31

42

38

33

8

0

0

3

4

38

76

65

 


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