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Check Gibraltar Weather – What You Need to Know About The Gibraltar Climate

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Check Gibraltar Weather – What You Need to Know About The Gibraltar Climate

There’s nothing worse than going on holiday in which it’s so rainy and stormy that you end up playing board games in your hotel room all week. Although Gibraltar Hotels are some of the most accommodating and comfy out there, it’s still good to get out once in a while.

Before you book the dates of your trip, whether through some great value package deals to Gibraltar or through your own independent bookings, make sure you’ve got to grips of Gibraltar Climate with what to expect weather-wise. This will inform what to pack, whether it is beach wear or a raincoat!

Winds in Gibraltar

Strong Wind

In Gibraltar there are two prevailing winds which will affect the weather on a daily basis. The eastern wind is known as the Levante comes from the Sahara desert. This is the reason for the warmer temperature of the seas in the Gibraltar area whilst the often humid weather is due to this as well. This is juxtaposed by the Pontiente, which brings colder weather. This hits Gibraltar climate from the colder regions of the West, mostly from Europe. This leaves Gibraltar with a varied weather scale; much like Spain you can expect rainy winters and dry summers.

Wind Map & Weather Forecast Gibraltar

Summer

Summers in Gibraltar

Summers in Gibraltar are rather warm, managing to hit highs in August of 27 degrees and in June of 23. The summer is also rather dry, with rainfall at an average of 1cm over the month of June. On top of this, you can expect hot and humid night times, with Gibraltar nights reaching an average of 15 degrees. Check the Summer Hours in Gibraltar here.

Autumn

Cloud covers wooded mountain in autumn evening. Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory, Southwestern Europe

Autumn months are fairly mild in Gibraltar’s autumn. With September reaching highs of 26 degrees, the drop only reaches around 16 degrees for the months of October and November. On top of this, you’re looking at a low rainfall of merely 7cm in October, meaning you can still enjoy those outdoor tables at the restaurants in Gibraltar without too much fear of getting wet.

Average Weather in Gibraltar in October

  • October in Gibraltar signals the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, with cooler temperatures and wetter weather. This month is recommended to go in Gibraltar
  • Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 75°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 80°F
  • Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 66°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 70°F.

Winter

With high rainfalls in this month of around 12 cm in December, you won’t be surprised to find that this is often the downtime in regards to tourism in Gibraltar. That being said, there’s still only morning low temperatures in the Gibraltar winter of 10 degrees. When you compare this to the UK or any other European country, this is still a respectable getaway from the biting cold.

Spring

With a low average of 10cm of rainfall in the Gibraltar Spring time, you can expect temperatures to vary between 17 and 21 degrees. This is a good time to visit for those who are less akin to the warmer summer temperatures, allowing a season of pleasant yet cool temperatures. This means that the weather won’t affect your exploration of the beautiful environment, making spring a great season for hiking and outdoors holidays.

Geography of Gibraltar

Gibraltar Map
By Eric Gaba (Sting) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons
Gibraltar is mostly made up of flat land, save for the rock of Gibraltar which towers above the rest of the territory. There are two mountain ranges on either side of Gibraltar, the Sierra Nevada and Atlas Mountains to the North and the South. This is why the winds mentioned before usually come from the West and the East.

Best Time to Visit Gibraltar

The best time to visit Gibraltar is around the Autumn (during August & September). Another great time to visit Gibraltar is Spring, middle of March to end of May. Gibraltar has the most ideal climate during this period.

Gibraltar has a very small territory that looks the same all year round. So you can plan your trip to Gibraltar throughout the year.

Annual Average Sunshine and Temperature in Gibraltar

  • The annual average temperature in Gibraltar is 18 °C (64 °F). 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 15 °C (59 °F) at night.
  • The annual average SEA temperature in Gibraltar is 15–16 °C (59–61 °F).
  • In August, the SEA temperature ranges from 25 to 31 °C (77–88 °F) in the day and above 20 °C (68 °F) at night.

181 is the average number of days recorded 21 °C (70 °F) and 5 to 6 days on an average recorded above 32 °C (90 °F).

on July 5, 1984, the highest temperature ever was recorded which was 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) and the lowest was 0.0 °C (32.0 °F) on January 13, 1978

You May Also Interested to Know…

How hot is Gibraltar in January?
The average temperature of Gibraltor in January are around 14°C. Sometime in daytime it reachs 16°C but average night time temperatures can fall around 11°C.

How hot is Gibraltar in March?
The March is the end of the winter and spring arrives in Gibraltar. The average temperatures in March are around 15°C but temperatures can reach highs of 18°C, particularly at the end of the month.

How hot is Gibraltar in April?
In Gibraltar, the temperatures in April are not too hot, not too cold. April is a pleasant time to visit Gibraltar and also it is a peak travel season. The average temperatures of April are around 17°C with balmy highs of 20°C on some days.

What is the temperature in Gibraltar in May?
You can feel a temperature of Gibraltar in May of 19°C and high temperature can hit 22°C on some days.

How hot is Gibraltar in June?
The average temperatures in Gibraltar in June are around 22°C and high temperatures can hit a temperate 25°C. You can pack light clothes if you are planning to travel to Gibraltar in June.

How hot is Gibraltar in October?
The average temperatures in October are around 20°C. The October is colder than September, but it is warm enough to enjoy outdoor attractions and beaches in Gibraltar. Maximum temperatures can reach 23°C and in the night, it can fall to around 17°C.

Is Gibraltar hot in December?
In Gibraltar, winter arrives in December. The average temperatures usually around 15°C with high temperatures reaching 17°C on the hottest days of December. December is the coolest month of Gibraltar after January.

 

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