Enjoying a close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea on the south eastern coastline of Spain, it’s no suprise that the weather in Torrevieja is pretty good all year round.
Weather In Torrevieja, Climate & Temperature
Torrevieja is well known for having one of the healthiest micro-climates in Europe, the surrounding Salt Lakes (Las Salinas de Torrevieja) and the fantastic Torrevieja weather are two of the main reasons for it’s continued popularity. The relatively small City of Torrevieja was originally a small fishing village that was awarded City status in 1931 by King Alphonso VIII of Spain. Tourism has helped to make Torrevieja a popular location for holidaymakers, the excellent weather and climate here is an important factor for the continued level of tourism.
Torrevieja Weather and Micro-Climate
The Alicante mountain range offers a protective shield against much of the bad weather but also helps to keep the warmer weather air inside Torrevieja. The glorious Costa Blanca climate is greatly assisted by the protection the mountains provide. Often you will see storms that simply pass Torrevieja by when it appears that the heavens are about to open, this can be largely accredited to the Alicante mountain range.
The Salt Lakes (Las Salinas) and the excellent weather in Torrevieja combine to make one of the healthiest micro-climates in Europe. The Salt Lakes especially have long been considered to offer relief and assistance to long term ailments such as Arthritis, Asthma, Eczema and Rheumatism. The Salt Lakes of Torrevieja are one of the main tourist attractions in the City, you will often find visitors here bathing in the distinctive pink water.
Summer Weather & Temperatures in Torrevieja
The summer weather temperatures in Torrevieja are genuinely pretty warm with the exception being the hotter months of June, July and August. The temperature in these months regularly exceed 30 Celsius and can reach as high as 40 Celsius in July, August and early September. The temperatures begin to cool in mid September and experience a gradual drop as the year comes to an end. Below is a little information about the sort of weather to expect in each month.
May – Although summer does not start until the 1st of June, the temperatures are already increasing dramatically. Most of May sees average temperatures of around 25 Celsius but you can expect several days at least in the thirties, this is especially true towards the end of the month leading into summer. It’s common to see plenty of rainfall in early May but nowhere near as much as April.
June – The weather in Torrevieja in June is typically hot as one may expect as we enter summer and the tourist high season. Average temperatures are normally between 25 – 30 Celsius most days but this can increase dramatically towards the end of the month, it’s common to experience temperatures that exceed 35 Celsius.
July – The middle of July is the height of summer in Torrevieja when temperatures can reach between 30 – 35 Celsius. The monthly average is said to be closer to 27 Celsius, do not be suprised when temperatures are closer to 40 Celsius towards the end of July.
August – August is without doubt the hottest month in Torrevieja and the height of the tourist season. Temperatures regularly exceed 30 Celsius and commonly rise into the late thirties. Historically, Torrevieja has seen temperatures over 40 Celsius on occasion so make sure you are well equipped with plenty of sun cream and drinking water.
September – September is the start of autumn in Torrevieja but you can still expect temperatures well into the thirties regularly. Towards the end of September the temperatures are decreasing steadily but there is still plenty of beach weather on offer. The average temperature for September is around 25 Celsius.
Winter Weather & Temperatures in Torrevieja
The colder winter months are normally December, January and February when the average temperatures are between 11-13 Celsius. Below we provide a little information about the winter and cooler months.
October – The weather in October can be highly unpredictable and usually delivers more rainfall than any other month in Torrevieja. The reason why there is more rainfall in October is due to the weather phenomenon known as a “Gota Fria” or “Cold Drop”. A Gota Fria normally affects most of the south eastern coast of Spain when the colder western and northern air (jet streams) meet the warmer summer air on the eastern coast. This is particularly true when the colder air from the Pyrenees mountains in northern Spain meets to warmer southern air. The result of a Gota Fria can be catastrophic with hurricane-like winds of up to 150 km per hour. The high winds are often accompanied by heavy rainfall and huge hail stones that can measure anything from a golf ball to a tennis ball in size. Despite the unpredictable weather, the average Torrevieja temperatures in October are still as high as 25 Celsius.
November – November sees the temperatures dropping drastically with the monthly averages being between 15 – 16 Celsius. It’s still fairly common to see temperatures exceed 25 Celsius and see plenty of activity on the beaches. It’s worth mentioning that although the temperatures are still fairly mild during the day, the nights are starting to become much colder leading up to Christmas.
December – The start of December sees the end of autumn and the beginning of winter with average temperatures falling to around 12 Celsius. Although winter has started, the temperatures still frequently exceed 20 Celsius for at least a few days of the month. Many of the beaches in Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa have gatherings for Christmas day, it’s not unheard of for sunbathing to occur around this time, especially those that are from the colder northern climates such as Scandinavia.
January – Mid January is the height of winter and normally the coldest month in Torrevieja. Temperatures are at their lowest in this month with the average being around 11 Celsius. January also sees more days of rain than any other month although the precipitation levels are still fairly low in comparison to other months.
February – Winter is coming to an end in February with average temperatures of around 13 Celsius. Oddly this month sees high humidity levels of anything up to 70% and much windier conditions than January. There are around 11 days of rainfall on average per month with low precipitation levels as the temperatures gradually increase towards the end of the month.
March – March generally sees around the same amount as rain as February with some 11 rainy days and temperatures increasing to around 15 Celsius. Temperatures can reach 20 Celsius on occasion but the nights are still fairly cold, the evenings see temperatures falling to around 8 Celsius on average.
April – April sees the temperatures gradually increasing to an average of around 18 Celsius. Although there are not as many rainy days in April, the precipitation levels are quite high, when it rains in April, it normally rains significantly. Towards the and of April the temperatures regularly exceed 20 Celsius so be sure to have the bathing suit ready around this time.