Averages for Murcia in October

Weather lowdown

Located in the south east of Spain, Murcia is a small province that’s full of variety. From coastal towns such as Águilas and Puerto de Mazarrón to the historic cathedral city that goes by the same name, there’s something for everyone to see and do here.

October sees a significant change in the weather of Murcia as summer ends and autumn arrives in the region. The weather starts to cool down a little and the area g...

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Averages for Murcia in October

  Temperature 19°C

66°F

Low Temperature 13°C

55°F

  High Temperature 25°C

77°F

  Sunshine Hours 4 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 53 %
  Rainfall 40mm
  Rainfall days 7 days
  Chance of Rain 6 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 11 %
  Sea Temperature 21°C

71°F

Chance of Windy Day 2 %
Daily averages for October

Daily averages for October

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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 25 25 25 25 24 24 22 23 22 22 21 21 21 19 21 24 22 19 22 21 23 23 21 20 22 21 21 20 21 19 16
°F 77 77 77 77 75 75 72 73 72 72 70 70 70 66 70 75 72 66 72 70 73 73 70 68 72 70 70 68 70 66 61

Averages for Murcia in October

Weather lowdown

Located in the south east of Spain, Murcia is a small province that’s full of variety. From coastal towns such as Águilas and Puerto de Mazarrón to the historic cathedral city that goes by the same name, there’s something for everyone to see and do here.

October sees a significant change in the weather of Murcia as summer ends and autumn arrives in the region. The weather starts to cool down a little and the area gets quieter as less tourists arrive.

While the daily high temperature can still reach 25°C on some days in October, the average temperature is around 19°C which is 5 degrees less than September. Low temperatures can drop to 13°C at night so it would be a good idea to pack some warmer layers to wear on an evening.

Holiday makers can still experience some sunshine in October, but there will be less than the previous months. There are around 4 sunny hours every day with a 53% chance of a sunny day. Cloud cover is still relatively low in October, with just an 11% chance of a cloudy day, so when the sun is shining there shouldn’t be many to spoil the weather.

The weather in the Murcia region tends to gets wetter in October. Along with January, it is the wettest month of the year with 40mm of precipitation compared to just 10mm in August. However, this still leaves holiday makers with plenty of rain-free days to enjoy, since it only rains on about 7 days the entire month.

With warm temperatures and hours of sunshine, many people find the beach a viable option, even in October. The water in the sea surrounding Murcia remains warm in October after the hot summer months, with an average sea temperature of 21°C, which is comfortable enough for swimming in.

Where to stay

October is a great time to stay in Murcia. As it’s outside of the peak holiday season, travellers can get some great value deals on hotels all over the region.

If you’re looking for a place to stay close to Murcia city centre, look no further than Sercotel JC1 Murcia. This four star hotel is ideally located just a 5-minute tram journey from the city centre and close to Terra Nature, Murcia’s wildlife and aquatic park. Guests can enjoy modern accommodation free Wi-Fi and the option of a buffet breakfast.

Hotel Albohera is just 150 yards from the beach and the shores of the Mar Menor in the small town of Santiago de la Ribera. The hotel is conveniently located only 0.9 miles from San Javier airport which offers guests quick and easy transfers. Rooms here are simply decorated but benefit from air conditioning and flat screen TVs while the hotel has a bar, a restaurant and parking. Rooms start from around £50 per night.

Things to do

In October, Murcia has a cultural festivity called the Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos. During this celebration, both Christian and Moorish armies put on parades. There are also open-air parties where all are welcome, and there are many performances, including flamenco dancing and music as well as belly dancing.

Tourists visiting Murcia in October should take advantage of the variety of museums that the city has to offer. These include the Museum of Science and Water, Murcia City Museum, the Santa Clara Monastery and Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Bellas Artes Museum, the Salzillo Museum, and the Bullfighting Museum of Murcia. Each of these museums is specific in its exhibits and will provide a unique experience for the tourist. Anyone who wants to stay in the city without renting a car can keep themselves busy with these museums alone.

Hit the beach

Most people visiting Murcia in October make time to visit the regions stunning beaches as temperatures are still high enough for sunbathing. The water remains warmed from the summer months, although October will be the last month in which swimming is recommended.

The coastal town of Los Alcázares has 7km of beautiful beaches that are perfect for a relaxing day of soaking up the sun or an afternoon stroll. The beaches sit on the shores of the Mar Menor, a huge lagoon of water that is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a strip of land known as La Manga. The Mar Menor is warm, calm and shallow, providing pleasant and safe bathing conditions all year round. Los Alcázares is just an hour’s drive from Murcia city centre.

Eating and drinking

The region of Murcia is renowned for its fresh and local produce – from vegetables grown in the Huerta fields to fish and seafood straight out of the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors can experience a real taste of Spain in some of Murcia’s tapas bars and restaurants.

In Murcia city centre, Pepe El Torrao San Juan is a great place to start. This renowned restaurant has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence thanks to its delicious and authentic Spanish dishes and seafood specialties. Located in San Juan Plaza, Pepe El Torrao has an outdoor terrace where guests can relax with a drink and a bite to eat.

Restaurante Ramon can be found by the coast in the town of Los Alcázares and is just one of many great restaurants here. Diners will find a fantastic selection of tasty tapas dishes, fresh fish and traditional paella as well as a vast wine list to enjoy.

For something a little different, head to La Catedral in the town of Cartagena.  The restaurant is located in an old building at the foot of the Cathedral de Cartagena, behind the Roman Theatre Museum. The food here is a modern fusion of Spanish and Japanese with an imaginative menu featuring meat and fish dishes such as octopus and tuna sashimi. As well as great food, La Catedral offers guests a unique dining experience, with glass floors revealing the old ruins of the city below!

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