Granada Weather November Averages, Spain
The autumn weather of November has a soothing quality in Granada. The days are certainly far from hot, however there are warm afternoons and pleasant evenings that delight those who visit Granada at this time of year. Before the coldest months of December, January and February, November is a time for locals and those on holiday to be out of doors.
While much of the European continent is becoming quite cold, Spain remains temperate and mild. However, with a location at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada can be cooler than other places in the country. The average temperature for the month of November is 10 °C (50°F). However, in comparison the temperatures are often a relief to those coming from Northern Europe and certain parts of North America.
Towards the end of the month, November can settle into Granada's winter weather; driving the average low temperature to a cool 5°C (41°F). Warmer afternoons and considerable mid-day sun amounts to an average high temperature of 15°C (59°F).
November is the wettest month of the year in Granada. Although, with November receiving the most precipitation, it is relatively uncommon, and for visitors to encounter entire days of rain or overcast weather improbable. Based on prior years, only 64 mm of precipitation is anticipated over the course of November.
Additionally, the month of November should experience around 10 rain days, and there is still a 50% chance that a day will be a sunny one.
Despite some lovely, sunny afternoons, the days of November grow short on daylight. The sunsets earlier and earlier as the month progresses; it is a sure sign that Granada is heading towards winter. In fact, 6 hours is the average number of daylight hours per day. This should not deter visitors, as Granada is always just as lively after sunset, as it is during the day.
At a time of year when visitors are spending more time indoors due to cooling temperatures and the chance of rain, it is a good option to rent a furnished apartment over a tiny hotel room. Each apartment at Apartamentos Turisticos Mauror is finished with modern décor and all the amenities. The apartments have free WIFI, a flat screen television and, unlike many places in Granada, onsite parking for guest use.
In one of Apartamentos Turisticos Mauror's apartments the extra space provided by the living area and kitchenette can be used for sipping coffee in the morning or lounging during siesta. Some apartments even feature a balcony with views of Granada.
The cooler weather of November encourages guests to seek comfortable and cosy accommodation. Decorated in peaches, reds and creams the colors of Hesperia Granada entice guests to find romance and serenity inside its dignified walls. Part of the NH Hotels group, this 4-star hotel can accommodate any guests, from families, to couples, to business travelers. There are three charming courtyards; one is home to a guest lounge with comfortable chairs just inviting guests to relax in the indoor environment that still feels open and fresh. The hotel restaurant serves a breakfast buffet each morning.
At first sight, the building and architecture of Hotel Posada del Toro can fail to impress. However, what it lacks in exterior design the hotel more than makes up for in warm service and charm on the inside. The spacious guest rooms are lovingly decorated with traditional wood ceilings and comfortable beds. Some of the guest rooms have a sitting area and/or terrace that offer even more space for guests' enjoyment. As well, Hotel Posada del Toro's location on Elvira, means it is in the middle of Granada's best tapas restaurants and bars.
Even on holiday, the craving strikes for a great cup of coffee and a comfortable café in which to drink it. On a cold day in November, it can be a great way to wake up or warm up while wandering the city. The Alhambra Cafateria is considered by locals and visitors alike to be the best coffee shop in the city. The ceramic floors and wooden tables make customers feel welcomed and relaxed, while the churros con chocolate bring people back time and again.
Another place receiving rave reviews for its breakfast food is La Estrella de Elvira. The menu is part Mediterranean, part Spanish, part vegan and all yum. Even the crepes and cakes somehow leave customers feeling light and healthy. With lunch options as well, the friendly service may find guests eating here more than once a day.
There is also more to Loft Café than breakfast, but as the meal served all-day by this trendy café, it is hard to pass up. The trendy Loft Café is located in the historical Albaícin neighborhood of Granada, and a flawless stop when wondering the hilly area. A great wine list completes the experience of lunch or dinner at this contemporary spot.
The cooler days have many visitors seeking an indoor site to visit or activity for the day. A great option is a visit to the Basilica de San Juan de Dios. This church is small in size, but big in things to see. There are endless details, pieces of artwork and sculptures to gaze at. The Basilica de San Juan de Dios can be self-guided or there are audio tours offered to learn more about the artwork, interior and architecture.
As the weather becomes cold in November, music comes to Granada that is sure to heat things up. Granada's International Jazz Festival has taken place in the month of November since 1980, making it one of the longest-running jazz festivals in Europe. The festival draws international and world known jazz musicians, as well as, an elite crowd of jazz lovers. In addition to the official performances, there are other jazz and music performances held at venues throughout the city.