Almeria Weather August Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Almeria in August
In August, the weather in Almeria, Spain is hot and dry, with temperatures the highest of the year. For those looking for relaxation and a beach break, this is the best time of year to come with average temperatures during the day of 270C.
Temperatures are generally constant during this month although heatwaves can occur if the temperatures are influenced by the Levant wind that blows in an easterly direction from the Spanish interior desert.
The average highest temperature during this time of year is 310C and lowest temperature is 220C at night. It is not necessary to pack warm clothing if visiting in this month as it is very unlikely that the temperatures will drop enough to need a jacket so consider bringing mainly beachwear and sunscreen. For visitors who plan to do a little more physical activity outdoors, it might be more pleasant to visit during the slightly cooler, but still warm months of May or September. The climate at this time of year is similar to that of Lisbon, Portugal. The highest temperature recorded in recent years was 400C and the coldest temperature recorded was 120C.
The average rainfall to be expected is 10mm that falls over 1 day in the month, making August one of the driest months of the year. The chance of precipitation at this time of year is only 6% and it is more likely that any rain will fall in thunderstorms or moderate downpours than in light showers.
There are on average 8 hours of sunshine per day in this month and the days are gradually getting shorter as summer comes to an end. Sunrise at the start of the month is at around 7.20am and sunset is at 9.10pm.
Cloud cover ranges from 12% to 22% and tends to get cloudier towards the end of the month, with clearer skies early on in August.
Humidity varies from 50% to 85% and it generally gets more humid as the month progresses. Wind speeds are calm to fresh and range from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, rarely getting stringer than 11 m/s. A detailed 14-day forecast is available for those travelling to the resort in the near future.
Almeria Beaches in August
There are many beautiful beaches around the Almeria region and as the sea temperatures are at their highest at 250C in August, it is the perfect time to hit the beach and go for a swim in the sea. For an alternative to the city beaches, head to Mojacar beach on the eastern coast of the region. The village is picturesque and worth a visit in itself, but for beach days, the Mojacar playa extends 17kms, and has beautiful blue waters, with some beaches along this stretch earning European blue flag awards for cleanliness.
For sports enthusiasts, there are many activities such as jet skiing, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing, while the golf course offers spectacular views of the area. There are many bars, cafes and restaurants around the area, with daytime relaxing turning into night-time partying as the sun goes down.
Bars and Restaurants
For something a little unusual, try the La Gruta restaurant. Located on the coast, 4km from Almeria city centre, this restaurant is set in carved out caves in a former quarry overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This setting provides cosy and tranquil ambience with a spectacular wine cellar that holds 30,000 bottles. The food is Mediterranean and local cuisine, the service is fast and friendly and the setting makes it an ideal dining experience for couples.
Head to Kuki bar on the beach at Mojacar, Almeria for relaxing drinks in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. This family owned bar serves food and drinks and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the perfect spot for late night drinks with friends after a day at the beach on the hot August days.
If visiting San Juan de los Terreros beach in August, go to Abanicos bar for evening drinks. This oasis set amongst tropical vegetation and surrounded by birds and water, this cocktail bar is the perfect place to relax after a day in the sun. Meet the resident parrot, enjoy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktail and experience the ambient surroundings of this tropical paradise.
Things to do in Almeria in August
August is the month that Almeria celebrates its patrons saint with a ten-day festival La Virgen del Mar. This festival includes a midday fiesta in the town square with local cuisine, dance, music and a fairground, equestrian activities and bullfights. For a taste of local culture, this is not to be missed.
A good way to see more of the resort is by boat. Try a boat tour with a company such as El Cabo a Fondo, offering boat trips in the Cabo de Gata natural park. See birds and other wildlife, view the magnificent cliffs from the sea and volcanic sand beaches. Suitable for the whole family, this is an excellent alternative to the beach on a hot August day.