Averages for Alicante in June
What's the Weather like in Alicante in June
June is the start of summer in Alicante, with long, hot, dry days. There are around 11 hours of sunshine each day, and the average temperature is 23C, with highs of 27C. The highest temperature ever recorded in the area at this time is nearly 38C, so it can get very hot indeed. Overnight, the temperature is unlikely to fall significantly; lows of an average of only 18C are expected, so it should still feel pretty warm. Hi...
What's the Weather like in Alicante in June
June is the start of summer in Alicante, with long, hot, dry days. There are around 11 hours of sunshine each day, and the average temperature is 23C, with highs of 27C. The highest temperature ever recorded in the area at this time is nearly 38C, so it can get very hot indeed. Overnight, the temperature is unlikely to fall significantly; lows of an average of only 18C are expected, so it should still feel pretty warm. High levels of humidity in Alicante year round (about 70%) will make it feel even hotter.
Throughout June, sea breezes start to dictate the weather in Alicante and it's likely to become quite windy in the afternoons. Generally, the higher the daytime temperature is, the stronger those sea breezes will be. The wind also increases wave height, so be prepared for larger waves in the afternoon if you want to go swimming. The average sea temperature is around 22C, so this is perfect time for a dip in the water.
Sea breezes do help moderate the high temperatures, but they also circulate air pollutants in coastal areas. Stagnant air occurs during summer when a high pressure system lies over southern France, when the winds are light over eastern Spain and daytime temperatures high, allowing the air pollutants which commonly reside out to sea to move onshore with the sea breeze. There are around six days of fog caused by this air pollution in June. The smog can be quite bad in the summer months, and visitors suffering from asthma and other respiratory complaints should bear in mind that this will affect their conditions.
While Alicante sees some rain year round, the summer months are generally quite dry with rainfall averages of only 23mm over 3 days in June. Alicante also sees less rainfall than many other areas of the country. In Barcelona, for example, they expect around 30mm of rainfall over 7 days. However, most of Spain is quite dry and expects minimal rainfall at this time.
June is still the grass pollen season, so visitors who suffer from hay fever should be sure to pack appropriate medication.
Alicante Hotels in June
The Hostal Mendez Nunez, located in the centre of town, is an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Alicante's beaches, nightlife and shopping. It offers a limited range of facilities but the rooms are comfortable and modern (if somewhat impersonal), and with the town on your doorstep you're sure to find plenty to entertain you outside the hotel anyway.
At the very lowest end of the price range, the Holiday Inn Express Alicante is a good choice for budget, no frills accommodation. If you're not fussed about décor or facilities, and just looking for a cheap base from which to explore, this is perfect. The Holiday Inn chain cater primarily to families on a budget, and, while good value for money, offers few amenities.
Alicante Beach for June
Playa del Coco is a smaller beach, where the city's fishermen used to land their catch. There's still a lovely harbour here, with plenty of bars and restaurants, and the beach itself is a firm favourite with tourists.
Playa de la Albufereta, in the north of the city, takes its name from the small coastal lake that once existed on this spot. It was home to the harbour that served the Roman village of Lucentum. History aside, it's also a beautiful spot with plenty of amenities on offer including opportunities to participate in various watersports.
Playa de la Albufereta becomes Playa de la Almadraba halfway along, a cosy sandy beach little used by tourists but the perfect environment for watersports or those who like to swim.
Bars and Restaurants
In the Old Town, La Mision offers a vibrant nightlife experience. Three floors of this club are usually completely packed by 2am. DJs pump out the latest dance hits until the early hours of the morning and the bar does a fine trade in alcopops. If that's your scene, make sure to check it out!
Azahar is a small traditional restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere, and a fantastic authentic local menu. The grilled vegetables and rice dishes are very popular but the restaurant's speciality is its extraordinary Paella, 'arroz con costra', made with black sausage and baked in the oven with a layer of beaten eggs on the top to form a delicious crust.
Things to do in Alicante in June
Kite sand boarding is the latest sport to hit the beaches of Alicante. Hop up on a block of wood and blast through the sand. It's an adrenaline pumping experience, though not for the faint hearted. Your hotel can book lessons for you locally.
Dinghy sailing is a great way to see more of Alicante's beautiful coast, as well as discovering some of the quieter and more unspoiled areas off the beaten track. It's perfect if you prefer a more active holiday, as you can learn to sail yourself.