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The climate of Córdoba, a city of Andalusia, can be defined Mediterranean
, but the particularly hot summer
makes it an almost African city. In fact Córdoba is in summer the warmest city not only in Spain but throughout Europe, often even more than the nearby Seville, which is equally located in the flat area to the south of the Sierra Morena, but a little closer to the sea.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Córdoba
amounts to around 535 millimetres (21 inches) per year, so it is not plentiful, and is concentrated, as is normal in Mediterranean climates, between autumn and early spring. The rainiest month is December, with 90 mm (3.5 in). Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Córdoba
, from December to February, is mild: the average temperature is about 9/10 °C (48/50 °F). There are many sunny days, though there can be also waves of bad weather, with wind and rain. Very cold periods are rare, however in colder nights temperature can drop to freezing, or even 2/3 degrees Celsius below, but during the day it remains very rarely below 10 °C (50 °F).
is a bit unstable in March and sometimes in April, with windy and sometimes rainy days, but overall it's mild and sunny, as a matter of fact it becomes more and more stable and soon hot, before the rest of Europe. Already in April, the daytime temperatures often approach 30 °C (86 °F). In May, the first very hot days can occur, especially in the second half of the month.
, from June to mid-September, is torrid, dry and sunny, with highs usually about 36 °C (97 °F) in July and August, but with fairly frequent periods around 40 °C (104 °F). In the worst times, the temperature can touch 45/46 °C (113/115 °F). The sun beats down, and the rains are usually very rare. In fact even September is a summer month, especially in the first half, because highs usually exceed 30 °C (86 °F) and the sun shines.
The sea is not very close, however, a bit of breeze can get here. Besides, the humidity is not high, and the daily temperature range is considerable, so the nights bring almost always a bit of relief.
, from mid-September to November, is initially hot and sunny: still in October, especially in the first half, the temperature often touches 30 °C (86 °F). However, in this season the rain starts to fall.
The amount of sunshine
in Córdoba is great in summer, when clear skies prevail, it is good in spring, especially from mid-April onwards, and it is still decent in autumn and winter, when there is no shortage of cloudy days, during periods of bad weather, but there are also sunny periods.
The best months
to visit Córdoba are April, May and October, to avoid the summer heat and the winter rains, although also in these months sometimes it can still rain. Those who can stand the heat can choose summer, being prepared for the likely scorching heat.
In winter you can find several pleasant days, sunny and spring-like, although it can get cold at night, and waves of bad weather are not excluded.