Alicante: September Weather AveragesDaily averages for September
|Sunshine Hours||8 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||53 %|
|Rainfall days||5 days|
|Chance of Rain||19 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||6 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||5 %|
Daily averages for September
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Averages for Alicante in September
September is the end of summer and start of autumn in Alicante, depending on which portion of the month you arrive in. The beginning of the month will be much warmer than the end, and autumn is the start of the rainy season so expect regular showers by the end.
There are still around 8 hours of sunshine each day, with average temperatures of 24C and highs of 29C. Overnight, the temperature is unlikely to fall much below 19C. It should still be quite warm and pleasant for much of the month. It’s a similar story across the country with average temperatures of 25C and highs of 32C in Seville. It will be slightly cooler in Barcelona, in the north of Spain, with average temperatures of 22C and highs of 26C. High humidity levels year round in Alicante will ensure the temperature feels much warmer, though it will be mediated somewhat by higher wind speeds and increased rainfall.
Autumn is the rainy season in Alicante. Visitors will almost certainly experience some heavy showers and there’s a risk of flooding at this time. In 1997 nearly 271mm of rain fell over a six hour period, causing flash floods and turning the streets into a river. However, Alicante doesn’t see floods every year. There have been a number of years when the city saw no rainfall at all. On average, it expects rainfall of 41mm over 5 days in September; still more than four times the amount expected in August. There’s also likely to be some hail and thunderstorms at the end of the month.
Where to Stay
The three star La City Hotel, as you may have guessed from the name, boasts a very central location. The décor is stylish and modern, and the limited range of facilities more than compensated for by the attractions of Alicante on your doorstep.
Hotel Gravina Cinco is more of a beach hotel, and in fact it closes during the winter months. Postiguet Beach and the marina are just 300 metres from the front door. The facilities are quite limited, though there is a bar and café and the hotel offers deals to local spas and activity centres to make up for it.
Hotel Gravina Cinco, Alicante.
Things to Do
Aqualandia, just a 30 minute drive from Alicante, and is home to some of the most thrilling and exhilarating water and theme park rides in Europe. It’s usually packed during the summer months, so get there early to avoid the crowds.
Club Windsurfing Santa Polo, located on the Gran Playa beach, offers windsurfing courses between July and September. If you prefer a more active holiday, it’s great fun! Alternatively, your hotel should be able to book you onto a course closer to home.
Visit the Parres Centre in Santa Pola to take kayaking lessons (as well as a range of other watersports) and head out on the beautiful, warm seas.
Hit the Beach
If you fancy heading a little further afield, Campoamor Beach in Orihuela is a lovely sandy beach, perfect for families. With blue flag status and gentle tides, it’s clean and safe for swimming. It’s also within easy walking distance of plenty of amenities like bars and restaurants. Windsurfers and sailors are attracted by its cooling winds and clear blue sea so there’s plenty of opportunities for watersports and boating.
Just up the coast, Poniente Beach in Benidorm is very popular with tourists. It boasts fine, white sands, clear waters and a promenade with plenty of amenities and entertainment. It plays host to thousands of tourists each week.
Poniente Beach, Benidorm.
Eat & Drink
Coscorrón, in the Old Town, is ideal for a chilled out evening and serves some of the best cocktails in the city.
New Delhi is a popular Indian restaurant in the centre of the city. It serves a range of familiar Asian classic dishes and attracts a busy crowd of both tourists and locals. Book ahead at the weekends to be sure of getting a table.
Botanero serves high quality, authentic Mexican cuisine. Not to mention some of the best fajitas in the city! With a central location it can get pretty busy and booking in advance is advised.