Averages for Almeria in December
The weather in December in Almeria, Spain is characterised by falling daily high temperatures and higher levels of precipitation, although the climate is mild in comparison to more northern countries. This is one of the coldest months, after January, and visitors looking for a little more sun and heat should visit in the summer months of July or August. The daily average temperatures are 140C and the average daily high and low temperatures range from 10
The weather in December in Almeria, Spain is characterised by falling daily high temperatures and higher levels of precipitation, although the climate is mild in comparison to more northern countries. This is one of the coldest months, after January, and visitors looking for a little more sun and heat should visit in the summer months of July or August. The daily average temperatures are 140C and the average daily high and low temperatures range from 100C overnight to 180C during the day. The highest recently recorded temperature in this resort during this month was 240C and the lowest recorded was 40C.
The average amount of rainfall in this month is 20mm over 7 days throughout the month, slightly drier than January but still one of the wetter months of the year. Bring warm clothing and be prepared to use an umbrella if out visiting the sights of the city or doing some Christmas shopping during December. The chance of rain occurring is around 23% and does not vary over the course of the month. This is more likely to be only light to moderate rain rather than heavy downpours or storms.
The days are short but remain relatively constant in length, with only 2 hours of sunshine per day in this month. The sun rises at approximately 8.10am at the beginning of the month and sets at 5.50pm. Cloud cover is also fairly constant throughout December, and the skies are mostly clear with 38% cloud cover.
Humidity varies from 50% to 87% and the resort tends to become more humid towards the end of the month. Sea temperatures are a cool 170C and water sports are only for the most dedicated participants. City sightseeing is probably a better choice for family days out. Wind speeds are calm to moderate and range from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, rarely reaching stronger gusts of 11 m/s. A detailed 14-day forecast is available for those travelling to the resort in the near future.
Almeria Cabo Beach boats
Where to stay
For a winter city break, try the 4* Hotel Indalo Almeria, a modern hotel located in the prestigious Mediterranean Avenue, close to the city attractions, shops, restaurants and bars. This hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites catering for the business or leisure traveller, and has a restaurant, bar/lounge with room service and concierge. The hotel is spacious and comfortable and is easy to reach by car with parking available.
For those wanting to do a little Christmas shopping, the 4* hotel Sercotel Gran Fama is ideally situated in the shopping area of Almeria. Located on one of the city's main streets, this hotel is perfect for some winter city sightseeing and relaxing in the bars and restaurants in the area. The hotel has a fitness centre, restaurant, bar/lounge and room service, as well as a concierge and internet access.
A good budget choice for the city centre is the 2* Hotel Sol Almeria located close to the old town and the city's attractions such as the cathedral. Restaurants and bars are a short walk away and the hotel offers an onsite restaurant and bar for those who prefer to relax in the hotel. Internet access is also available for guests, as well as a concierge, airport transportation and laundry services.
Almeria Mojacar beach
Things to do
For something for all the family to enjoy in the colder December weather, try go karting. Almeria has some great karting venues, some up to 950m long, with safe but exciting tracks. There are options for both children and adults, with the ultimate kart competition for those wanting some speed, going from 0 to 100kms per hour in 6 seconds.
For some Christmas shopping, head for the city centre and for some fantastic gifts or souvenirs to take home. The town centre has many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops to keep everyone occupied, as well as the other sights of the town nearby. La Rambla is a long tree-lined street with fountains and children's play areas, while the Avenida del Mediterraneo has a large shopping centre for gifts for the whole family.
Pyramids of Micar
Restaurants and nightlife
For a great tapas bar in the city centre, head to Taberna Nuestra Tierra. This restaurant offers delicious tapas, wines and beers with good portion sizes, presentation and service. The bar has won several prizes over the years for its quality food in Almeria, and it should be on the to-do list when visiting the city in December.
When out doing some Christmas shopping around the Avenida del Mediterraneo, go to Viejo Café de Manila, located close to the shopping area. This café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the best coffee to start the day and beer and tapas for later on. With beers from around the world and great cocktails, this is the place to relax after a hard day shopping in the city.
When out and about in December, visit La Goleta in the nearby Roquetas de Mar and enjoy a night out with friends. This family run bar has a friendly atmosphere, great cocktails and delicious Sangria. The bar also offers food such as pizza and tapas and during the day the kids can enjoy the children's playground.