Located on the southern tip of Spain, close to Malaga, Gibraltar has a typically Mediterranean climate; this means it has hot, dry summers and mild winters. The prevailing easterly wind known as Levanter can bring some humid weather to Gibraltar at any time of the year, but it is most common between July and October.
September is one of the last months of summer in Gibraltar. Though the temperatures are dropping, the weather remains warm and sunny throughout the month and it's a great time to visit if you want to enjoy the Mediterranean weather without being surrounded by crowds of tourists.
Gibraltar's average temperature in September is approximately 24°C which is only slightly lower than August. On some days, high temperatures can reach 27°C while night time lows average at around 20°C. This means that visitors to Gibraltar in September can experience hot temperatures all day long. It would be advised to pack light clothing such as shorts and short-sleeves shirts to wear in September.
There are approximately 8 hours of sunshine a day in September, which allows plenty of time to explore Gibraltar's outdoor attractions and spend time on the beaches. There's a 43% chance of a sunny day.
Visitors to Gibraltar in September are likely to experience very little rain as there is usually only 6 wet days throughout the month and around 20mm of precipitation. September only has a 16% chance of a rainy day, so most of your visit should be dry.
For those who want to swim in the sea around Gibraltar's coast, or perhaps take part in some water sports, September is an ideal time to do it. The average sea temperature stays warm after the summer months, at a pleasant 22°C.
If you're looking for hot, dry weather and less crowds, September is a great time to plan your holiday to Gibraltar.
Where to stay
If location is important to you when it comes to accommodation, try the O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel. The hotel is centrally located, which is ideal for sightseers and comes highly recommended by past guests. Guests can enjoy four star amenities which include a stylish rooftop pool and terrace, two restaurants and a fitness centre.
The Sunborn Hotel offers luxurious accommodation aboard a real yacht! Permanently docked in Ocean Village, the five star hotel has an infinity pool, a casino and a renowned restaurant as well as spacious rooms offering sea or Rock views. A truly unique place to stay when you're in Gibraltar.
Hit the beach
September is still warm and dry enough for holiday makers to spend their days relaxing on the beach or swimming in the sea. Gibraltar has six great beaches to choose from, spread over both the east and west coast.
Eastern Beach is Gibraltar's largest beach which stretches for hundreds of metres and is probably the most popular due to the fact it gets sunshine all day long. The beach also offers amazing views of The Rock and out over the Alboran Sea. Holiday makers can while away the hours sunbathing or take part in some water sports that are available on this beach.
On the other side of the peninsula, Catalan Bay is a charming little beach. The area used to be home to local fishermen and their pastel painted houses still line the beach, creating a charming backdrop.
Eating and drinking
Visitors to Gibraltar will be spoiled for choice when it comes to eating and drinking. Everything from local cuisine to international fare can be found all over the peninsula.
Gibraltar's Main Street and Casemates Square are at the heart of Gibraltar's food scene, full of cafés, restaurants and coffee houses. Café Solo is located here and serves a range of authentic Italian cuisine including pizzas, pastas and salads. Café Solo caters to both lunch and dinner which guests can enjoy on the outdoor terrace.
Another great dining option is The Gibraltar Arms, a pub and restaurant that will give British visitors a taste of home. Located on Main Street, the outdoor terrace is the perfect place to people watch as you enjoy a pint or a plate of traditional pub grub.
On an evening, Main Street and Casemates Square turns into a vibrant night spot. Holiday makers can enjoy food and drinks at The Tunnel bar and restaurant which stays open until the early hours of the morning. The lively venue serves an extensive menu and a great range of beers, wines and cocktails.
Things to do
Visitors to Gibraltar in September will be able to experience Gibraltar National Day. This is one of the biggest events of the year in Gibraltar. It's a family friendly environment and children and adults of all ages will find something to keep them busy including live music throughout the day and a fireworks display in the evening. Nearly all restaurants offer National Day specials too.
People of all ages can enjoy Gibraltar's dolphin and whale watching excursions. The trips allow tourists to see the wild creatures in their natural habitats.
Any trip to Gibraltar should include a visit to the Rock of Gibraltar. Visitors can either hike or take a cable car ride to the top. From here, there are a number of important attractions including Europa Point- Gibraltar's southernmost point from which it is possible to see as far as Africa on clear days; Gibraltar's lighthouse; and the Shrine of Our Lady of Europe.