Seville Weather

12 julio, 2019

: seville

There is no doubt that Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, full of gems of priceless architectural value. It deserves a visit all year long, but if you are planning to spend a few days hosted in a luxury apartment in Seville soon, you have to take into account that temperatures can get quite extreme, especially in summer. But don’t worry, we are here to tell you all about Seville weather.

Though the climate of the Andalusian capital can be defined as Mediterranean, during summers it gets really warm, almost like in an African city. In fact, together with the city of Córdoba, Seville is the hottest city at that time of the year, not only in Spain but throughout Europe.

In general, Seville is a sunny city. The amount of sunshine is great in summer, good in spring, and still pretty decent in autumn and winter when there is a moderate amount of cloudy days during periods of bad weather, but still combined with sunny periods. 

Rainfall is definitely not abundant, with amounts to around 550 millimeters (21.7 inches) per year, and it’s mainly concentrated between autumn and early spring, while in summer it almost never rains, typical from Mediterranean climates.

But let’s see each season in detail:

Summer

Summers are scorching. They are hot, dry and sunny, with highs usually about 35/36 °C (95/97 °F) in July and August, but with there are frequent occasions in which they rise to around 40 °C (104 °F) and, in the worst cases, 45/47 °C (113/117 °F) or even more. The sun shines regularly and the rains are very rare. In September, especially in the first half, weather is still very summery, with highs that usually exceed 30 °C (86 °F) and the sky is usually clear. 

Though the sea is about 70 km (45 mi) away, a bit of breeze manages to arrive to Seville providing a certain relief sometimes.

Winter

Even in winter, weather is mild: the average daily temperature is around 10/11 °C (50/52 °F). There are many sunny days, though waves of bad weather with wind and rain are possible, n. Very cold days are rare; however, on colder nights the temperatures 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. 

Spring and Autumn

The weather is usually a bit unstable in March and April, with windy and even rainy days, but it’s often mild and sunny and becomes gradually more stable and warm, earlier than in the rest of Europe. Already in April, daytime temperatures often approach 30 °C (86 °F). In May, the first very hot days can happen, especially in the second half of the month. 

Autumn usually starts hot and sunny, still in October, especially in the first part, when the temperature often reaches 30 °C (86 °F), but after that is when the first rains usually begin to fall. 

When is the best time to visit, then?

Well, it always depends, but in general, we could say that the best months to visit town are April, May and October, perfect to avoid both the summer heat and the winter rains, although sometimes it can rain also in these months. If you go in April, it is also an excellent occasion to enjoy the traditional and worldwide renowned Feria de abril.

In winter, it is still possible to find many nice and sunny spring-like days, although it can get cold at night, and waves of bad weather cannot be discarded. The advantage is that you will find fewer tourists than in other times of the year.

Finally, those who have a great heat tolerance can also choose the summer, however, they have to be prepared for the likely scorching heat.