Averages for Murcia in August

Weather lowdown

Murcia is a provinces of Spain located in the south east. The area is heralded for having one of the best coastlines in the country – the Costa Cálida, which boasts 250km of sandy beaches. Inland, Murcia offers tourists vineyards, mountains and a beautiful historic city.

August is right in the middle of Spain's peak summer season and is a great time to visit Murcia. Although the area will be busy, holiday makers are almost guaranteed dry wea...

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  • Temperature Temperature 26°C 79°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 33°C 91°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 10 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 25°C 78°F

Daily averages for Murcia

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 27 29 28 27 28 28 28 28 27 29 28 27 28 27 27 27 27 26 26 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 28 26 26 25 25
°F 81 84 82 81 82 82 82 82 81 84 82 81 82 81 81 81 81 79 79 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 82 79 79 77 77

Weather lowdown

Murcia is a provinces of Spain located in the south east. The area is heralded for having one of the best coastlines in the country – the Costa Cálida, which boasts 250km of sandy beaches. Inland, Murcia offers tourists vineyards, mountains and a beautiful historic city.

August is right in the middle of Spain's peak summer season and is a great time to visit Murcia. Although the area will be busy, holiday makers are almost guaranteed dry weather and sunshine for the duration of their trip.

The average temperature in August is one of the hottest of the year at 26°C. The average low temperature is 19°C at night, while the average high temperature has been known to rise to a tropical 33°C. Holiday makers staying near the coast shouldn't feel too hot because of the cool ocean breezes from the Mediterranean Sea, but always remember to wear plenty of sunscreen.

Tourists will be able to enjoy lots of sunshine in August too, with 6 sunny hours every day. There's a 73% chance of a sunny day in Murcia and only a 4% chance of clouds, so you don't have to worry about being left in the shade.

Along with July, August is one of the driest months of the year. August in Murcia sees an extremely low amount of rainfall, with an average of just 10mm of precipitation for the entire month. This usually falls over 2 days, which means August is optimum weather for being outside and making the most of Murcia's beaches and outdoor attractions.

While you're at the beach, you may want to swim in the sea. August is the perfect time for this as the ocean is at its warmest, with an average sea temperature of 25°C. This is a comfortable temperature for everyone to enjoy.

Take a look at the 14 day weather forcast for Murcia. 

Sandy beach at La Manga, Murcia. Photo by Felipe Ortega

Where to stay

Most visitors to Murcia in August will decide to stay by the coast where the weather is a little cooler and they can spend time on the beach. Luckily, there's an array of great hotels to choose from.

Hotel Entremares is located on the beach in La Manga and has amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. Guests can enjoy a swim in the hotels outdoor pool or relax at the spa and sauna. Other facilities include a children's playground, a restaurant and a bar.

Holiday makers travelling to Águilas will find comfortable and luxurious accommodation at the four star Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel. The hotel is located opposite the resort's stylish marina and has direct access to the beach. There's also a full service spa where guests can be pampered with a range of beauty treatments.

Things to do

In August, many people will take advantage of Murcia's beaches, whether they are relaxing and sunbathing or being a bit more adventurous and trying out some water sports. Murcia has a variety of options including scuba diving, kite boarding, kayaking, or windsurfing. The area also offers sail boat and power boat rides to suit everyone's taste. Aqua Adicta is a water sports centre located on the Mar Menor which organises activities for holiday makers.

Surfing at Calblanque. Photo by Patri Sánchez

For golf lovers, Murcia and the surrounding area offers more golf courses than can be named here. The Club Murcia is worth joining is you make frequent trips to the idyllic location or if you have an extended vacation, because it provides access to almost all of the clubs including special benefits at some of them.

If you're traveling with kids, why not cool off with a refreshing day at a water park? Terra Natura is home to Murcia's biggest aquatic park, located just outside of Murcia city centre. Aqua Natura has swimming pools, slides, lazy rivers and more for adults and children to enjoy.

The start of August sees a flamenco spectacular as non-professional dancers and singers compete at La Union. The Festival del Cante de las Minas aims to promote tradition and keep Spanish music and dance alive. It draws competitors and spectators from around the world in what has become an increasingly popular event each year.

Hit the beach

Those who want to spend the majority of their holiday time on the beach will not be disappointed in Murcia. Wherever you stay, you're not far from a stretch of golden sand. Murcia has some of the best beaches in the country; in fact the World Health Organisation declared the region the cleanest in Spain with the least amount of pollution.

One of the most popular Murcian beaches is on the coast of the Mar Menor. This separated body of water boasts calm, shallow water which is perfect for kids and adults to play and swim in. The beach is located in the resort of Los Alcázares and is 7km long with fine sand. Alternatively across the water on the strip of land that splits the Mar Menor from the sea is La Manga. At just 300 metres wide, this resort boasts beautiful beaches on both sides.

Spanish Pisto, a typical vegetable stew, Murcia. 

Eating and drinking

The port town of Puerto de Mazarrón is the place to go if you love seafood. There's an array of fantastic eateries showcasing the fruits of the Mediterranean Sea, but La Casa Del Mar is one of the best rated restaurants with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Located on the sea front, La Casa del Mar serves fresh fish dishes, huge paellas and traditional Spanish fare which guests can enjoy on the terrace overlooking the port.

For a true taste of Spanish cuisine in the town of Águilas, El Pimiento will not disappoint. This is an authentic tapas bar that attracts both locals and tourists with its delicious dishes. The al fresco terrace is a great place to people watch with a drink and some tapas.

Whether you're staying in Murcia city centre or just taking a day trip there, be sure to try Mano a Mano. This casual Italian and Argentinian restaurant is well-known for its handmade pizzas and empanadas that are a tasty and affordable option for lunch or dinner.

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