23 NovLocal Time: 17:15 CET UK Time: 16:15 GMT
- Sunrise 07:52
- Sunset 17:30
- Moonrise 08:33
- Moonset 18:40
|Temp feels like:||70°F (21°C)|
|Length of Day:||9h 16m|
|Dew Point:||61°F (16°C)|
|Pressure:||30.01 " (1016 hpa)|
Average for November: 54°F (12°C)
Weather Overview for Salou
Salou is a coastal resort on the Costa Dorada of Catalunya in northeast Spain. It’s about 10km from the town of Tarragona, 90kms down the coast from Barcelona and 150km down from the more renowned Costa Brava. Tourists are attracted by its numerous coves and beaches and excellent scenery as well as by the great summer weather.
The climate in Salou is typically Mediterranean meaning warm summers with plenty of sunshine and mild winters. There are rarely extremes in temperature. It has a good balance; summer temperatures are a little cooler and more comfortable than the resorts of southern Spain, while winter temperatures are milder than those felt in other parts of northern Europe. The climate is regulated by the surrounding sea. In Salou, the tourist-packed summers can reach highs in the mid-twenties, while the rainy autumn months average in the high teens. If you enjoy mild weather for your holiday, head to Salou in winter or spring when you can avoid summer crowds and autumn rain.
July is the hottest month in Salou with an average temperature of 77°F (25°C) and the coldest is January at 48°F (9°C) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in July. The wettest month is September with an average of 50mm of rainfall. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 77°F (25°C)
Summer is the main tourist season as the weather becomes perfect for enjoying the beautiful beaches. Daily highs average 28°C in summer while night time lows drop to about 20°C. It can get hotter, into the high 30s, although there is often a cooling sea breeze to relieve the heat. These blow strongest at night and generally ensure pleasant evenings. The hottest day ever recorded in Salou is July 26th 1983, when temperatures as high as 39.6°C were registered on the island.
The sunny warm weather can arrive as early as May and last up to October, though the peak summer months are July and August, when the average temperature is 25°C. Rainfall is low in summer, although not as unlikely as further south in Spain. June and July are the driest months of the year with around 10-15mm on average.
Autumn in Salou is a great time to visit if you like cooler temperatures, but keep in mind it is also the wettest times of the year with around 40-50mm. Still, this is not particularly high and short heavy downpours leave lots of time for sun. The most rainfall comes in September and October at 50mm. Daily highs in September are still about 25°C making the rain more tolerable. Daily highs in October are 22°C but can drop to 13°C. By November the average temperature is 16°C, but lows drop into single digits. Autumn still enjoys a good bit of sunshine – 5 to 7 hours a day – making it a nice time to enjoy Salou.
The sea temperature in autumn is between 17 and 25°C, making it a great time to enjoy water sports in a wetsuit in a more secluded atmosphere without the summer crowds.
Winter weather is pretty good in Salou – daily highs are in the low to mid teens and rainfall is low. Occasionally storms can come in off the Mediterranean or roll down from the Pyrenees but there is still plenty of sunshine at this time of year. The coldest it gets is about 4°C and temperatures below zero are very rare. The temperate Mediterranean Sea helps to keep away the cold temperatures that can be experienced inland in Spain.
There is still plenty to do in Salou this time of year and it’s never a bad time to visit the beaches. While you might not be able to get a tan, enjoying the spray of the water as you walk is always nice. With the sea temperature between 13 and 15°C, adventurers can even bring their wetsuits and enjoy the waves without the crowded beaches of summer.
Spring is similar to autumn in that it is a little quieter, cooler and cheaper. As already mentioned, the months either side of high summer can offer great weather. May frequently enjoy highs in the mid-20s as well as plenty of sunshine. By late spring, however, the rain comes in but temperatures remain mild. The temperatures increase quickly with the onset of spring – highs in March average at 17°C and can touch 20°C in April.
Early spring is also quite dry making it a great time to visit Salou before the beaches become too busy. The sea temperature is between 13 and 17°C in the spring making it possible to enjoy the waves in your wetsuit. It’s also nice to enjoy a walk on the beach before the high season arrives in summertime. Local attractions are less busy this time of year, as well, and you can see what Salou has to offer in addition to its beaches.
Salou enjoys moderate weather all year with no notable weather hazards. Occasionally, storms do come in off the Mediterranean or roll down from the Pyrenees.
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