WEATHER IN GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar is located in the South of Spain, close to the Costa del Sol, which means its climate is mild in the winter and hot in the summer. During the winter time there are also a few rainy days, but usually not more than 9 during any one month. Gibraltar and its surrounding area have approximately 300 days of sunshine per year.

Average temperatures in December, January and February range from 13 Degrees C to 16 Degrees C. Those months are the coldest in the year with chilly winds from the west and north. Snow and frost is very rare.

In March, April and May temperatures rise to between 18 Degrees C and 23 Degrees C. During the summer it can get extremely hot with temperatures from 25 Degrees C to 35 Degrees C. An Atlantic wind protects Gibraltar from the extreme heat which the southern coast of Spain suffers from. It makes Gibraltar a favourite area for tourists from all around the world.

June, July and August are very dry months with winds from the east, which only very occasionally bring clouds. Foggy days are not unusual but normally the sun shines for about 10.5 hours a day for the whole 3 months.

The best time of the year to visit Gibraltar and the South of Spain is in the autumn. September, October and November provide highly enjoyable temperatures between 18 Degrees C and 26 Degrees C. It is the ideal weather to be outdoors without being too hot or too cold.

Spring
Spring in Gibraltar begins with an average of four inches of rain in March. Rainfall decreases as spring progresses, with 2.4 inches in April and 1.2 inches in May. Spring high temperatures are usually between 63 (17 Degrees C) and 70 (21 Degrees C) degrees F. Morning lows are in the fifties during March, April and May.


Summer
Summers are very warm and dry in Gibraltar. June averages 0.4 inches of rain. July and August are often completely dry. High temperatures in June reach the mid-70s (21 Degrees C) on average. July and August daily highs often reach into the 80s (26 Degrees C) with warm sunshine. Overnight low temperatures in the summer are in the 60s (15.5 Degrees C). Visitors to the southern tip of Gibraltar can often see the northern coast of Africa on a bright sunny day.


Fall
Gibraltar begins the fall season with warm dry days in September. Average high temperatures in September are 79 (26 Degrees C) degrees F with 0.8-inch of rainfall during the month. Rainfall picks up in October with 2.8 inches and increases to 5.5 inches in November. Daily high temperatures in October and November are in the 60s (15.5 Degrees C). Morning lows during the fall months range from the upper  60s  (15.5 Degrees C)  in September to the middle 50s (10 Degrees C) in November.


Winter
Gibraltar gets most of its annual rainfall during the winter months. Over 5 inches of rain fall in December, over 4 inches in January and 4 inches in February. Daily high temperatures during the winter are often in the lower 60s (15.5 Degrees C) . Winter morning lows are usually in the lower 50s (10 Degrees C). Winter visitors can find sunshine in Gibraltar because more than half of winter days are dry.

[hide]Climate data for Gibraltar

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Year

Average high Degrees C (°F)

16
(61)

17
(63)

18
(64)

20
(68)

23
(73)

25
(77)

28
(82)

29
(84)

26
(79)

23
(73)

19
(66)

17
(63)

21.8
(71.2)

Daily mean Degrees C (°F)

13
(55)

14
(57)

15
(59)

17
(63)

19
(66)

22
(72)

24
(75)

25
(77)

23
(73)

20
(68)

17
(63)

14
(57)

18.6
(65.4)

Average low Degrees C (°F)

10
(50)

11
(52)

12
(54)

13
(55)

15
(59)

18
(64)

20
(68)

21
(70)

19
(66)

17
(63)

14
(57)

11
(52)

15
(59.1)

Precipitation mm (inches)

152
(5.98)

98
(3.86)

106
(4.17)

59
(2.32)

25
(0.98)

4
(0.16)

1
(0.04)

3
(0.12)

23
(0.91)

55
(2.17)

114
(4.49)

127
(5)

767
(30.2)

Avg. rainy days

10

7

10

6

4

1

0

1

2

5

7

10

63

Sunshine hours

186.0

196.0

217.0

240.0

310.0

330.0

341.0

341.0

270.0

217.0

180.0

186.0

3,014