Costa Brava Weather February Averages, Spain
- Temperature 8.5°C 47°F
- High Temperature 15°C 59°F
- Low Temperature 2°C 36°F
- Day Temperature 8.5°C 47°F
- Night Temperature 6.7°C 44°F
- Sunshine Hours 7 hours
- Rainfall 38 mm
- Rainfall Days 7 days
- Sea Temperature 13°C 55°F
What's the weather like in Costa Brava in February
After January, February is usually the coldest month of the year in Costa Brava, Spain, when the area is experiencing its winter season. At this time of year, the average temperature for Costa Brava begins at 8°C on February 1st and slowly rises up until it reaches 9°C by February 28th. The daily highs and lows for the area change in the same way, rising from 14°C to 15°C and from 2°C to 3°C, respectively, as the month develops.
With average temperatures as cold as these, you'll need to pack plenty of warm clothing such as coats, jumpers and jeans to ensure you stay warm during your holiday. Unless you're planning on spending a few hours at an indoor swimming pool or a spa, you won't need to take any swimming gear with you.
Even though it only happens on rare occasions, temperatures have been known to rise above 19°C and fall below -2°C during February in the Costa Brava. The hottest February day ever recorded at the weather station at the airport in Girona the best located weather station for the Costa Brava is February 15th 2007, when temperatures as high as 25.5°C were recorded. On the other hand, the coldest February day ever recorded at Girona airport is February 11th 1986, when temperatures as low as -8.2°C were recorded.
During February, the Costa Brava is subject to an average of 38mm (1 inch) of rainfall which is spread out between seven rainy days. With rainfall occurring on ¼ of the month, there is a fairly good chance of you experiencing a shower or two during your holiday, making it a good idea to pack some waterproof clothing or an umbrella.
The highest monthly rainfall ever recorded at the airport in Girona in February is 295 l/m2, which was registered in 1982. The maximum number of rainy days ever recorded here during this month is 15 which happened in 2008 and the maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall in a single day during February is 125.2 l/m2, all of which fell on February 16th 1982.
The possibility of precipitation falling on an average day in the Costa Brava in February rises slightly as the month develops. Rainfall is least likely to occur on February 1st when it only falls on 27% of days, whilst rainfall is most likely to make an appearance on February 28th when it falls on 30% of days.
The most common types of rainfall you can expect to see during this month in the Costa Brava are moderate rain, drizzle and light rain. Although it's unlikely to happen, snowfall can make an appearance during this month. In fact, the highest number of snowfall days ever experienced by the Costa Brava is three, which occurred during February 2005.
Average Sunshine Hours
The Costa Brava enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine every day in February that's one hour more each day than in January. With so many hours of sunshine to enjoy, you'll have plenty of chances to explore the area, although it might be a bit too cold to hit the beach.
Average Sea Temperature
With a cold average sea water temperature of 13°C, the sea is far too cold to go swimming anyway.
Across February, the length of the day is steadily increasing in the Costa Brava, with a difference of 1:12 hours between the beginning and the end of the month. February 1st is the shortest day of the month with 10:01 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is February 28th with 11:13 hours of daylight.
During this month, the relative humidity for the area ranges between 48% (comfortable) and 97% (very humid) rarely falling below 29% (dry) or reaching 100%. On average, the most humid day of the month falls around February 7th, when the average daily humidity rises above 96% three days out of every four. On the other hand, the least humid day of the month falls around February 28th, when the average daily humidity falls below 58% three days out of every four.
Throughout February, typical wind speeds range between 0 m/s (calm) and 5 m/s (light breeze) almost never rising above 9 m/s (fresh breeze).The highest average wind speed of 2 m/s (light breeze) happens around February 28th, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 2 m/s occurs around February 6th, when the average daily maximum is 5 m/s.
Costa Brava Hotels in February
Located in Lloret de Mar, Aqua Hotel Bertran is a top choice for families looking for affordable accommodation in Costa Brava. Here guests can choose between double rooms, family rooms and junior suites, each of which features air conditioning, heating, satellite TV and free cot upon request. Onsite services and facilities include buffet restaurant, café, swimming pool, 24-hour reception, kids' club and evening entertainment.
When it comes to spa hotels, Hotel Spa Vilamont is a great option. Situated in Garriguella, this complex provides accommodation in the form of double and twin rooms, each of which comes equipped with soundproofing, bathroom amenities, flat-screen TV and heating. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the services and facilities on offer which include swimming pool, spa, bar, free WiFi access and free parking.
The three-star GHT Hotel Neptuno is ideal for families and couples looking for somewhere to stay during their holiday in Costa Brava. Found in Tossa de Mar, this hotel provides guests with a number of spacious rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning, heating and satellite TV. There is a selection of amenities and services available onsite, such as bar, café, free WiFi access, swimming pool and kids' play area.
Things to do in Costa Brava in February
The Cap de Creus in Cadaques is the area's National Park, making it a must-visit for nature lovers. This point is the most easterly in the whole of Spain and boasts stunning sea views, interesting rock formations, a light house, hiking trails and beaches. A cool February day is a fantastic time to visit in order to avoid the bustling crowds and blistering weather that the summer months attract. If you follow the walk down to the lighthouse, you'll find a number of different bars and cafes where you can stop to re-energise before heading back up. The best way to get here is by car and make sure you take appropriate footgear because the paths can be uneven.
The Marimurtra Botanical Gardens is a great place to spend a few hours if the weather is dry. Situated in Blanes, this popular tourist attraction is full of more than 4,000 different species of Mediterranean and subtropical flora. During your visit here, you'll have the chance to see a variety of cacti and other plants from southern Africa and Central America, as well as a number of plants which are indigenous to Catalonia. In addition to the flora, the Marimurtra Botanical Gardens also feature a lake and an ornate staircase leading to the Linnaeus temple where you can soak up the sea views.
If you fancy a coastal walk during your holiday in the Costa Brava, take the time to visit Camino de Ronda in S'Agaro. This walk follows the coastline of the village and is made up of a solid pathway, making it suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities. There are plenty of interesting things to see along the way, including villas, restaurants, flowers and beaches. You'll be surrounded by photo opportunities at every turn, so make sure you take your camera with you.