Alicante Weather January Averages, Spain
What's The Weather Like In Alicante In January?
January is the coldest month of the year in Alicante and the weather can be quite changeable. However, thanks to a sheltered, Mediterranean climate, cold is a relative term; the winter months generally see pleasant, warm temperatures, minimal rainfall, and up to six hours of sunshine each day.
How Warm Is Alicante In January?
The average temperature is a relatively pleasant 12ºC, with highs of 17ºC. It will feel slightly warmer thanks to relatively high, year-round humidity (around 70%). And it will be much colder overnight, with lows of 7C.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Alicante In January?
With average sea temperatures of only 5ºC, it really isn't beach weather.
Is Alicante Foggy In January?
Mornings may be foggy and overcast, though the worst of it will be off the coast and out to sea. Inland, any fog should clear by around 10am. Away from the coast, some areas will also experience a light frost overnight.
Does It Rain In Alicante in January?
Rainfall averages are relatively low in January, with just 20mm expected over three days.
January 2020 - Storm Gloria
On 20 January 2020 Storm Gloria ravaged parts of Spain and the Balaeric Islands. 13 people died in the extreme weather surge that caused windespread flooding and and swept away roads. A foot of snow also fell, triggering a rare red weather alert. The ferocious weather saw winds of more than 90mph and waves reached more than 8 metres along the coastline of south-eastern Spain.
Alicante Hotels in January
The iconic Melia Alicante overlooks the beautiful golden sands of Postiguet Beach. The hotel boasts an impressive array of facilities, including wellness centre and spa, outdoor pool, bar, beach lounge, and restaurant serving both Spanish and international cuisine. Those guests who require just that little bit extra pampering can even sign up for what the hotel terms "the Level Experience", a sort of VIP package, which includes access to the private reception area, express check in and out, a la carte breakfast service in their room (at no extra charge), one item of clothing ironed each day (also at no extra charge) and exclusive access to the open bar.
The five star boutique hotel, Hospes Amerigo, is located in the historic heart of Alicante, in a converted 16th century Dominican convent. The rooftop Bodyna Spa offers a range of treatments, sauna, gym, open air swimming pool and solarium with views over the city. This is real luxury, with all the rooms boasting DVD player, Egyptian cotton or silk bed linen, and abstract silk paintings on the walls. Naturally, there's a gourmet restaurant and cocktail bar onsite.
Bars and Restaurants
Cafe Bar Noray
The refined Café Bar Noray serves a simple snack menu and selection of drinks. With an enviable position on the marina, the Cafes main draw is the opportunity to take in the view, the marina coming to life at night or the hustle and bustle of the boats during the day. It's an excellent place for a quick lunch, or just stop in for a coffee in the afternoon.
Things to do in Alicante in January
Concatedral de San Nicolas
The Concatedral de San Nicolás is Alicante's main Roman Catholic Church; a must-see for its striking baroque-renaissance architectural features alone. The church is topped with an unusual blue dome and located in the centre of the Old Town, so it's hard to miss. It also forms the seat of the Bishop. Built between 1613 and 1662, it was designed by Agustín Bernardino, a student of Juan de Herrera, and constructed on the site of an ancient mosque. The Chapel of Holy Communion, a small Greek cross-planned temple, is considered to be one of the most beautiful and unspoiled examples of Spanish Baroque in the country.
The Gravina Palace
The Gravina Palace, located in the Old Town of Alicante, is home to the Gravina Museum of Fine Arts. Built between 1748 and 1808, it boasts a rich collection of Spanish artworks from many noted artists. The museum also has an auditorium and lounge with permanent exhibits depicting the fascinating history of the building.
Valor Chocolate Museum
If you've got a sweet tooth, the Valor Chocolate Museum will no doubt prove irresistible. Dedicated to preserving the history of chocolate in Spain, it houses various static exhibits including tools, machinery, and documents pertaining to the chocolate making process in days of yore. This museum also details the history of the famous Spanish chocolate company 'Valor'.