Map from Google - Seville
The climate of Seville, capital of Andalusia, can be defined Mediterranean
, but the hot summer
makes it really an almost African city. Indeed Seville during the summer is the warmest city, not only in Spain but throughout Europe.
Here are the average temperatures.
Average temperatures - Seville
amounts to around 550 millimetres (21.7 inches) per year, so it's not plentiful, and is concentrated, as is normal in Mediterranean climates, between autumn and early spring.
Here is the average precipitation.
Average precipitation - Seville
, from December to February, is mild: the average temperature is around 10/11 °C (50/52 °F). There are many sunny days, although waves of bad weather are possible, with wind and rain. Very cold days are rare, however on colder nights the temperature can drop to freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), or even a few degrees below, but during the day the temperature remains below 10 °C (50 °F) very rarely.
is a bit unstable in March and at times in April, with windy and sometimes rainy days, but it's often mild and sunny, and becomes gradually more stable and soon hot, before the rest of Europe. Already in April, daytime temperatures often approach 30 °C (86 °F). In May, the first torrid days can occur, especially in the second half of the month.
, from June to mid-September, is hot, dry and sunny, with highs usually about 35/36 °C (95/97 °F) in July and August, but with quite frequent periods in which they rise to around 40 °C (104 °F). In the worst times the temperature reaches 45/47 °C (113/117 °F). The sun shines regularly and the rains are 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 about 70 km (45 mi) away, and fortunately a bit of breeze manages to arrive here. In addition, air humidity is not high, and the daily temperature range is considerable, so that 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 part, the temperature often touches 30 °C (86 °F). But in this season the first rains begin to fall.
The amount of sunshine
in Seville is great in summer, when clear skies prevail, is good in spring, especially from mid-April onwards, and is still fairly good in autumn and winter, when there is no shortage of cloudy days, during periods of bad weather, but there are also sunny periods.
On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, called Costa de la Luz, southwest of Seville, the sea
is very cool even in summer, as the water temperature reaches a maximum of 21 °C (70 °F) in August and September. The sea creates a mild microclimate on the coast, so that during days in which it's hot in Seville, you can find a temperature several degrees lower, and a bit of breeze from the sea.
Here are the average sea temperatures (at Huelva).
Sea temperature - Huelva
When to go
The best months
to visit Seville are April, May and October, to avoid both the summer heat and the winter rains, although even in these months sometimes it can rain. Those who can stand the heat can choose also the summer, being ready for the possible scorching heat.
In winter you can find many pleasant days, sunny and spring-like, although it can get cold at night, and waves of bad weather cannot be excluded.