Almeria Weather January Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Almeria in January
January is the coldest month in Almeria and it is also the wettest month.
This is not the best time of year to visit the resort if looking for beach and outdoor activities as daily average temperatures only reach 130C with high and low temperatures ranging from 80C to 170C. The temperatures around this time of year are fairly constant and do not vary too much throughout the month. The weather in this month is similar to Athens in Greece where it is also relatively dry and cool. The highest recorded temperature in Almeria for this month in recent years was 280C and the lowest recorded was 0.20C.
The month sees the most rain of the year, with average rainfall around 30mm falling over 7 days of the month. Most of the rain that falls will only be moderately heavy or light rain with only a low chance of thunderstorms or heavier downpours occurring. Still, it would be a good idea to pack an umbrella and raincoat if visiting the area at this time of year. If wanting to participate in outdoor activities, July is the driest month of the year and it may be a better time to visit, or for slightly cooler weather than July, May and September are pleasant months to visit.
Daily average hours of sunshine in this month is 2 per day but the length of the day is gradually increasing as spring begins to get closer. Sunrise at the beginning of the month is at around 8.25am while sunset is at 6pm.
Cloud cover is fairly constant at around 35% most days. Humidity varies from 50% to 90% during this month, becoming less humid as the month progresses.
Sea temperatures are a chilly 150C so swimming is not a popular activity in winter. Wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, light to moderate breezes and rarely gets much stronger than 12 m/s. A detailed 14-day forecast is available for those travelling to the resort in the coming weeks.
Almeria Hotels for January
If visiting the cathedral, an ideal hotel to stay at is the Hotel Catedral in the city centre. This 4* hotel is located close to the cathedral and other city centre attractions that are perfect for visiting in colder January weather. The hotel has facilities such as a restaurant, bar/lounge, room service and a pool. It also offers a business centre with high speed internet service.
For those on a tighter budget, the 3* Hotel Costasol is located in the city centre, close to the restaurants, shops and sights, with only a 5-minute walk to the marina. This hotel offers an onsite restaurant, bar/lounge and free internet access, as well as dry cleaning and laundry services.
The 4* Hotel Ciudad de Almeria is centrally located for city sightseeing near to the cathedral, bars, restaurants and shops. Spend the days exploring or relaxing in restaurants around the city centre then return to this high quality hotel at night. With 138 rooms and services such as free Wi-Fi, secure parking, a rooftop terrace and a restaurant and bar, this is a great hotel to be based while in Almeria during the winter.
Bars and Restaurants
During the colder winter months, visit a city centre restaurant for some great food and drink. The atmospheric La Mala restaurant in Almeria city serves fantastic tortillas, chorizo and a wide variety of tapas as well as cold beer for a fun night out with friends. The ambience and service are excellent, with friendly staff in a small but lively setting.
The small but very popular Taberna Entrevinos offers a wide selection of tapas, meats, burgers, cheese plates and deserts in an ambient setting. With a lively atmosphere and friendly, helpful wait staff, the traditional Spanish cuisine is well presented and high quality. There is also a good selection of wines to complement the tapas dishes.
For a few evening drinks in the city, head to Scondite bar. Offering a selection of tapas as well as drinks to enjoy well into the evening, this is a popular bar to spend time with friends for both visitors and locals. The food is good for those looking for a little snack or light meal, and the service is fast and friendly.
Things to do in Almeria in January
Held annually on 2nd January, the procession of the virgin of the sea is the local festival honouring the patron saint of Almeria, La Virgen del Mar. This fiesta sees a statue of the saint taken to the Torregarcia beach where it was found in 1502. There are bonfires on the beach, food and festivities to be enjoyed.
For something to keep the family occupied during the cold weather in January, head for the Almeria cathedral in the old town. This was built in 1524 after the original was destroyed in an earthquake in 1522. With Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the cathedral has an elaborate exterior façade and a spacious interior built with local materials, stone carved roof, windows and arches.