Almeria Weather March Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in Almeria in March
The weather during March in Almeria, Spain is starting to get warmer and drier now spring has begun. It is still relatively cool this month with average temperatures at 150C and average high and low temperatures ranging from 200C during the day down to 100C at night. When packing, consider bringing light clothes for warm spring days and a jacket for colder evenings when visiting local bars and restaurants. The highest recently recorded temperature this month was 280C and the lowest was 10C. Although days are getting warmer, visitors wanting to relax on the beach might prefer to come to the resort in July or August when the temperatures are much higher.
The climate is becoming drier in March and the average amount of rainfall is 20mm falling over 5 days over the month. There is a 20% chance of rain falling on any given day, and if it does rain it is likely to be moderate or light precipitation rather than heavy downpours. Rain is more likely to occur in the middle of the month.
The average hours of sunshine during the month is 4 hours per day with days gradually getting longer as the month progresses. The shortest day of the month is the 1st and by the end of March, the days are approximately an hour longer than at the beginning of the month. Cloud cover at this time is around 38% and this does not vary much over the course of the month.
Humidity at this time of year ranges from 47% to 90% and tends to be more humid earlier in the month and drier as the month progresses.
Sea temperatures continue to be a chilly 150C, unchanged from the winter months. Wind speeds range from 0 m/s to 8 m/s, a calm to fresh breeze, rarely exceeding 13 m/s. A detailed 14-day forecast is available for those travelling to the resort in the near future.
Almeria Hotels for March
The 4* Plaza Vieja hotel is located in the city centre, within walking distance to all the bars, restaurants and shops. The building is 19th century and blends traditional and modern into stylish surrounds. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar as well as the unusual experience of traditional Arabian baths Aire de Almeria with massage and water thermal relaxation.
A good budget option is the 2* Hotel Blanca Brisa, located close to the salt flats in the natural park of Caba de Gato. This is a great hotel to be based when planning to do some walking and outdoor activities on the warmer days in spring. This is an ideal spot for wildlife watching and experiencing the natural beauty of the area. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar/lounge and internet access, as well as a concierge and child-friendly activities.
Bars and Restaurants
Head to the city centre for dinner at La Galleria Neo Taberna while visiting in March. This friendly restaurant prepares a variety of tapas with the freshest ingredients and a great selection of wines. Monthly wine tastings are on offer to guests who are interesting in learning more about the locally produced wines. Fresh seafood and meat dishes are on offer and the helpful staff will be on hand to help choose the perfect dishes for your table.
For a delicious meal in the city, try Joseba Anorga Taberna. Offering superior tapas in La Plaza de la Constitution, this modern restaurant is a popular dining spot for tourists and locals. This is located next door to the Plaza Vieja hotel and breakfast here can be the perfect start to the day. Excellent dishes include the fish, seafood and meat, while the deserts are delicious.
San Francisco 26 is a great city centre bar that offers tapas, beers, wines and cocktails. This popular bar is open for lunch, dinner and late night drinks and is a good place to go when looking for an evening out. Spend a relaxing evening here with friends enjoying the atmosphere of Almeria city.
Things to do in Almeria in March
Easter is the perfect time of year to experience some local culture as this is the time for Semana Santa (Holy week). Like many towns throughout Andalucía, Almeria celebrates the most important Catholic tradition of the year. Beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Monday, there are street processions with religious icons and a carnival atmosphere throughout the town.
For a great family day out in March, head to the Oasys mini Hollywood. This exciting destination has a Wild West cowboy show, a zoo full of animals and the town centre with plenty to eat and drink. Dress up as a cowboy or cowgirl, have photos taken or check out the museum of vehicles from the Wild West era. A day here promises fun for old and young.
The Alcazaba Fortress, also known as Almeria Castle is a must visit for history lovers and tourists that like to explore. The castle amazingly has a 1430m walled perimeter, making it Spain's second largest Muslim construction, after the Alhambra Palace in Granada. Find the castle on a hill, overlooking the old city centre. Visiting the castle with children is always enjoyable, it makes a fabulous day out.