Weather Averages for Salou in October
Averages for Salou in October
Salou in Spain has wonderfully pleasant weather during October. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy the fall, Salou is a great choice. Daytime average temperatures reach a high of 22°C (72°F) and only fall to 13°C (55°F) at night with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) making it a lovely time to visit.
The highest recorded temperature in October (2014) has been about 32°C (90°F), with the lowest recorded temperature (2012) at just over 1°C (35°F). The weather holds at about 23°C from the beginning of the month into the second week. The warm weather continues to decrease by the end of the second week, though, dropping to 22°C by the third week and down to 20°C by the end of the month. The weather for October begins rather sunny with only one rainy day a week into the second week of the month. The rain picks up to twice a week mid-month but full sun comes back though the end of the month with only a few cloudy days.
Fall can be a bit wet in Salou. You can expect an average of 10 rainy days for the month with the average monthly amount of precipitation around 50 mm. With 6 bright hours of sunshine a day, however, the weather in October can still be quite enjoyable.
The sea temperature warms up just a bit from the previous months to 20°C (68°F) which is certainly warm enough for the adventurers who want to enjoy surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing, as well as those who just want to feel the cool spray as they walk the beach. Pack your wetsuit and enjoy the waves.
Humidity stays between 50 and 80% for most of October but will see averages reach as low as 44% and as high as 85%. The daily average for October is around 69%, making it a pretty comfortable time of year.
The average daily wind speed in October has been around 10 km/h (that is equivalent to about 6 mph, or 6 knots). Wind speeds vary from 1-10 mph throughout the month and in recent years have sustained the maximum speed of 56 km/h, (that is equivalent of around 35 mph, or 30 knots).
Things to do
The Tourist Train of Salou is a great attraction for the whole family. You should take advantage of this upon arriving in Salou because you’ll get acclimated with places outside the tourist area as well as popular monuments, coves, and natural environments all while sitting back, relaxing, and enjoying the ride. Choose from four different train lines to enjoy different routes depending on the time of year you’re in Salou.
One of the most breathtaking adventures you can take in Salou is referred to as the Path ‘Round the Coast. Experience spectacular views as you travel on modern infrastructure that has been harmoniously integrated with natural landscape. This is one of Salou’s most affordable attractions that can be walked on foot with your partner or the whole family. El Camino de Ronda begins your journey and you will pass several cafes, restaurants, and coves. The path then takes you past historic sites and up a fairly steep staircase where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the water. Lovers of natural sites will not be disappointed.
Even though you may not get a tan this time of year, any season is a good one for walking the shoreline of Platja dels Llenguadets. It’s a nice beach with a small cove and shallow waters. It’s not quite as populated as the larger beaches, but you can still the beach bar where you can get a cold drink or ice cream.
Where to eat & drink
For great local Spanish cuisine, try the Petit Bar; it’s a small restaurant near the beach and it is the perfect place to stop for a quick bite. Known for their tapas and great sandwiches, the menu is simple but simply wonderful. Find more affordable meals than you will at the beach restaurants with authentic quality and taste. The wine and mushrooms come highly recommended and it is on the whole a great place to enjoy your evening while on holiday in Salou. It’s best to book a table in advance, however, because the Petit Bar is usually busy.
La Ibense is the place to go for fabulous dessert. Spanish drinks like leche Merenguada and Orxata are must haves while visiting La Ibense. The variety of ice cream is fantastic – like the exotic black current – so be sure to sample as many different kinds as you can at this unique restaurant while in Salou. The staff is wonderful and provides quick service even when it is busy (which it usually is). This is not your average ice cream shoppe and it’s something you will not want to miss while on holiday.
Where to stay
The Best Oasis Parkis located in the tourist heart of Salou, just 10 minutes from the beaches of Levante and Capellans. You’ll enjoy full services at the bar-cafeteria and pool bar while you’re here, as well as the TV Room and a buffet restaurant with national and international cuisine featuring show cooking. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a game room to keep you entertained. If you’ve got young children, they’ll enjoy the playground and animation program. Be sure to get a souvenir from the shop to take home a memory of your great stay.
At the Best Cap Salou you’ll enjoy many of the same services; lounge and pool bar, TV room, a buffet restaurant with show cooking which offers national and international food, and a midday snack service. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a game room to keep you entertained. During this low season, you can enjoy two different shows per night. You can visit the spa while you’re there and enjoy the sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Scottish shower, and relaxation area. Don’t forget to get a massage while you’re on holiday.
October events in Salou
Salou Independence Day
12th October 2015
This date is a big day for this small community, which includes parades and fireworks held along the beachfront. Many of the locals have parties and invite family and friends round to celebrate with them.
Basque National Day
25th October 2015
This day celebrates the independence of the Basque lands approved by a referendum held on 25 October 1979. This is one of the key dates that people in Salou never fail to celebrate.
Fiesta de la Segregació
30th October 2015
Different events are celebrated on this day of 'Fiesta Mayor' with long-awaited giant paella, fireworks, parades, sporting activities, concerts and a fantastic ball to finish the day.