Best time to visit Alicante

The best time to visit Alicante for a beach holiday is from June through to mid-September.

July and August are the hottest months, with temperatures rarely falling below 28°C (82°F). Fortunately, a cooling sea breeze keeps things pleasant.

For general outdoor activities visit anytime from May through October. The cooler temperatures of spring and autumn are ideal for exploring the city and nearby countryside.

Alicante weather

Located on the southeastern coast of Spain, Alicante enjoys a Mediterranean climate with sunny, hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters. Alicante enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine per year.

What is the best month to visit Alicante?
June, July and August are the best months to visit Alicante – the climate is perfect with hot, sunny weather and little or no rainfall.

However, the months of May through September are all good for a range of outdoor activities.

July and August are especially popular, since this is the peak tourist season in Alicante with greater crowds and higher prices.

Which is the hottest month in Alicante?
The hottest time of year in Alicante is normally August, with an average daily high temperature of 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity, and a low of 22°C (71°F)

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 36°C (97°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 28°C (82°F).

Which is the coldest month in Alicante?
The coldest month of the year in Alicante is January, with an average high of 17°C (62°F) and a low of 6°C (42°F).

The cool season lasts from late-November to late-March, with an average daily high temperature below 19°C (66°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Alicante?
The sunniest time of year in Alicante is usually July with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 77% of daylight hours.

What is the humidity in Alicante?
Alicante experiences seasonal variation in perceived humidity, with approximate average relative humidity calculated at between 62% – 68% over the course of the year.

The more humid time of year lasts from mid-June through September, when you can expect the comfort level to be muggy at least 18% of the time.

The month with the most muggy days in Alicante is August, with around 21 days that are muggy.

We derive the humidity comfort level from the dew point temperature, which measures moisture content in the air. A higher dew point feels muggy and uncomfortable.

November through May is generally comfortable, with no days in any month that are muggy.

When is the sea warmest in Alicante?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Alicante in August when the water temperature averages 26°C (78°F), which is pleasant for swimming.

The time of year with warmer water lasts from early-July through September, with an average temperature above 24°C (75°F), which is warm enough for swimming.

Which month has the most rain in Alicante?
October is usually the wettest month in Alicante with 45mm (2in) of rainfall on average. There are normally four days in October with some rain.

The rainy period of the year lasts from September through May, with rain falling as short heavy downpours.

There's little or no rainfall from June through August.

Which is the windiest month in Alicante?
The windiest month of the year in Alicante is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-October through April, with average wind speeds of more than 14 kilometres per hour (7 knots; 9 mph).

The less-windy time of year lasts from May through to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Alicante is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (6 knots; 8 mph).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Alicante.

Alicante Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max (°C)
17 17 19 21 24 28 30 31 28 25 20 17
Average daily min (°C)
6 7 8 11 14 18 21 22 18 15 10 7
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
6 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 8 7 6 5
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderate heat & humidity icon High heat icon High heat icon Moderate heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
64 63 63 62 63 62 65 66 66 68 66 66
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 6 8 9 9 9 7 4 3 2
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
4 3 3 4 4 2 1 1 4 4 4 4
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
20 20 20 30 30 10 5 5 40 45 35 25
Average wind speed (km/h)
16 16 15 15 13 13 12 12 13 14 15 16
Average sea temperature (°C)
14 14 14 15 18 21 24 26 24 22 18 16
Alicante, Costa Blanca, Spain

Holiday seasons

Peak season: August is the major vacation month for most Europeans, with many hotels booked out and traffic, restaurants and beaches at their most congested.

High season: June and July. Not quite as bad as August for crowds.

Low season: Winter, spring and autumn when prices are competitive with minimal foreign visitors or Spanish tourists.

Alicante weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Alicante is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) – Spain's meteorological agency – at the closest weather station, Alicante Airport (ALC), also known as Alicante-Elche Airport, located about 12km (7mi) south of Alicante. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Best time to visit Alicante: 2 March, 2024

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