Alicante: October Weather AveragesDaily averages for October
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||44 %|
|Rainfall days||4 days|
|Chance of Rain||22 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||14 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||5 %|
Daily averages for October
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Averages for Alicante in October
October is mid-Autumn, the rainy season, in Alicante. It’s still quite warm and pleasant for sightseeing, or other activities, but definitely not beach weather anymore. At times it’s likely the weather will be quite unpleasant, wet and windy.
There are up to 7 hours of sunshine each day and the average temperature is 20C, with highs of 25C; still quite temperate. The mornings tend to start out sunny, degenerating into wind, rain and thunderstorms after midday. Temperatures will drop to a low of 15C overnight and may even fall as low as 10C or 11C. The coldest overnight temperature ever recorded in the area is 4C. Humidity is high year round in Alicante, around 70%, so it will feel a little warmer despite relatively high wind speeds at this time of year. It’s a similar story across the country, with average temperatures of 18C and highs of 22C in Barcelona.
Sea temperatures remain relatively warm, 23C, in October though it’s likely to be too cold and wet to do much swimming or sunbathing.
Autumn is the rainy season in Alicante when frequent, heavy afternoon showers and thunderstorms are known to produce flash floods. Average rainfall of 66mm over 4 days is expected. Thanks to the area’s unique topography and microclimate, Alicante receives less rainfall than many other areas of Spain for much of the year. In Seville, for example, they expect average rainfall of around 70mm over 6 days. Other areas, like Almeria, will see significantly less precipitation and are unlikely to be subject to the same storms and flooding; Almeria only expects 30mm of rainfall over the month, less than half that in Alicante.
Where to Stay
Another hotel in the NH chain, the four star NH Alicante is good value for money and slightly more upmarket than other NH properties. The hotel offers a range of excellent facilities and real care has been taken to provide every comfort and convenience to guests. The rooftop pool is a great selling point, and with gym and spa area onsite, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
The Best Western Hotel Albahia is a wonderful choice for mid-range, comfortable accommodation in a central location. The hotel is located just a few minutes from Albufereta beach and two kilometers from the Old Town. Rooms offer a private terrace and sea view and the restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine and tapas. There’s a playground for children, with swimming pool, fitness centre and tennis courts for the rest of the family. Best Western are a quality brand, and you can expect excellent service and facilities.
Superior guest room at Best Western Hotel Albahia, Alicante.
Things to Do
Mundomar Marine Park offers a unique experience to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. The landscaped paths are surrounded by plants and the aviary filled with a colourful range of tropical, exotic birds. A great day out for families, there are plenty of facilities (including a café) to make the visit more comfortable.
Adventurous types will enjoy hiking and trekking, which are popular activities in Alicante. One of the best spots is the Sierra de Aitana Mountain.
Mount Tossal Theme Park, surprisingly enough located on the slopes of Mount Tossal, near the Castle of San Fernando, boasts wonderful views of the city and coastline. It offers rock climbing opportunities, as well as a giant chessboard.
Eat & Drink
Boomerang Steakhouse is the most popular steak house of Alicante, located 64km (about a 45min drive) up the coast in Calpe. The steaks were voted No.1 by an independent consumer panel, as well receiving honourable mention from several critics in newspapers and magazines.
Boomerang Steakhouse, Alicante.
Sakura is located in Benidorm, but don’t let the distance put you off. This Japanese restaurant is worth the drive. The sushi is exquisite. It is a little pricy but with high quality food, service and elegant décor, well worth the extra money.