Torrevieja is famous for its beautiful beaches and salt water lakes. As one of the most important developing tourist centres on the Mediterranean coast, it attracts more than 7000 visitors each year. Located on the East coast of Spain in the Costa Blanca, the “White Beach resort coast”, between Alicante and San Javier, it enjoys clement year-round, Mediterranean weather conditions.
Summer is peak season in Torrevieja, and across the Costa Blanca. Between Juneand August, the weather is typified by long, hot days, and clear skies with little or no rainfall. The average temperature is around 27C, though it’s been known to reach 40C and above in July and August. The average high in June is 27C, rising to 31C by the middle of August. Pleasant afternoon sea breezes in coastal areas and low humidity does help to mediate the high temperatures somewhat. With less than 16mm of rainfall over 3 days on average, around 13 hours of sunshine each day, and pleasant sea temperatures of up to 25C, it’s perfect beach weather.
Autumn falls between September and November in Torrevieja, and while conditions do remain quite clement, visitors are unlikely to experience the extreme highs of the summer months. The average temperature in September is 23C, falling to around 15C by the start of November. With average highs of between 20C and 28C, it’s unlikely to get too cold. In fact, temperatures have still been known to reach as high as 30C in October. Sea temperatures do start to fall, but right up until October remain at a very pleasant 22C. There will be significantly more rainfall, which is likely to take the form of violent thunderstorms late September and throughout October. These storms usually decrease both in intensity and number as the winter draws in. With thunderstorms comes heavy cloud cover and skies are likely to be overcast for much of the season.
The winter months, while still relatively warm and pleasant across the Costa Blanca, are generally the wettest and coldest time of the year. In January the average temperature is just 11C in Torrevieja, with highs of only 16C or 17C. Correspondingly, sea temperatures fall to a low of around 15C in February. It will be windier at this time of year, with wind speeds reaching on average around 7m/s inDecember. December is also the wettest month of the year, with around 37mm of rainfall expected over 5 days. However, the winter months are unlikely to be too wet on the Costa Blanca, with the exception being when the area experiences a ‘Gota Fria’. A ‘Gota Fria’ occurs due to a sudden drop in temperature, and results in torrential rainfall and flooding, with huge waves and high tides that often destroys Costa Blanca’s beaches.
Even without a ‘Gota Fria’, it’s definitely not beach weather. Though the Costa Blanca is still warm and generally dry enough to make sightseeing and outdoor activities perfectly possible.
Torrevieja begins to warm up again in the Spring, with averages temperatures of between 15C and 18C between March and May, and highs of up to 23C. The highest ever temperature recorded at this time in the area is around 30C. Rainfall averages begin to fall in preparation for the long, dry days of summer, with just 27mm expected over 4 or 5 days in March and April. In March there’s a 19% chance of seeing rainfall on any given day, with the percentage dropping significantly as the summer approaches. Average sea temperatures reach a very pleasant 18C by the start of May, and with 12 daily sunshine hours, by the end of the season a little sunbathing is a much more pleasant proposition.