Moraira, Spain: Live Weather
Live weather in Moraira
The latest and today's weather in Moraira, Spain updated regularly
- Sunrise 07:16
- Sunset 20:50
|Temp feels like:||81°F (27°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 34m|
|Pressure:||29.89" (1012 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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Historic Temperatures for 18th August in Moraira
|Average High||84°F (29°C)|
|Record High||100°F (38°C) (2001)|
|Average Low||68°F (20°C)|
|Record Low||68°F (20°C) (1997)|
Weather in Moraira
What's the weather like in Moraira?
Moraira is a small but upmarket beach resort located on Spain's popular Costa Blanca in the south east of the country. It can be found about 20 miles up the coast from Benidorm and about 45 miles up from Alicante.
The Costa Blanca's great climate has helped it become one of Europe's top beach holiday destinations and Moraira is no different. The resort has a marvellous Mediterranean climate, which means that summers are hot with clear blue skies, while winters are mild thanks to the warm surrounding seas and southerly location. The average annual temperature is 20°C, ranging from 25°C in peak summer to 11°C in mid-winter. There's little rain and plenty of sunshine all year round too. Moraira enjoys as many as 325 sunny days each year, which means that travellers can take advantage of the resort's brilliant beaches.
If you're looking for a relaxing holiday with great weather, Moraira is an easy choice of destination, especially for families. The old fishing town has an attractive marina area and a great range of shops, markets and harbour-side restaurants, charming visitors from all over Europe. The surrounding area is quiet and relaxed, with stunning, unspoiled scenery and pretty villages waiting to be explored.
Summer Weather in Moraira
Summer in Moraira, and in fact the whole of the Costa Blanca is famous for its perfect beach weather. Tourists come here in droves between May and August to soak up the sunshine and enjoy soaring high temperatures.
Summer days can sometimes get extremely hot and daily highs are commonly in the 30s in mid-summer. The average temperature in July and August is 25°C but temperatures have been known to reach up to 40°C in some cases. Fortunately, the coastal location of Moraira means that the heat is relieved by cooling sea breezes, so it doesn't feel so hot, and humidity is low too which is always a relief.
Summer average as much as 12 hours of sunshine per day and rainfall is as low as 30mm per month in summer. It really is glorious summer weather in Moraira, just remember to take good care in the sun; use plenty of sun cream, and don't spend too long outside especially in the middle of the day. Always cover up with a hat and t-shirt for extra protection.
Autumn Weather in Moraira
Autumn is a great time to visit Moraira as the weather is good and the resort is quieter than the summer months. The weather in autumn is similar to spring but a little wetter and warmer.
To start with, September is really summer-like in its weather, with average temperatures of 23°C and highs still reaching 27°C, though the likelihood of rain is a little higher. October highs remain in the mid-20s and it rarely dips below the mid-teens. November is when temperatures really start to cool and it can drop into single figures at night, though daily highs average nearly 20°C.
Autumn is the wettest time of year in the resort, especially September and October. September sees 78mm of rainfall while October has the most of the year, with 82mm of rain, so visitors should be prepared for the chance of a few showers. Still, this is not a huge amount and Moraira experiences fairly low rainfall except when the Gota Fria visits.
Winter Weather in Moraira
Winter arrives in Moraira in December and lasts until February. The season sees mild temperatures and a good amount of sunshine – around 7 hours a day on average. This makes it a popular winter sun destination for holiday makers, especially those from colder and wetter northern countries.
Temperatures vary a little in winter; it can get down to 5°C in the night but sunny winter days can see the mercury rising to a very comfortable 16°C or 17°C.
Rainfall is an occurrence in winter but it is not high on average – around 40mm per month. Rough weather in the Mediterranean can occasionally bring heavy rains and high winds along the coast but this is not frequent and the bad weather is usually short-lived. The pleasant winter weather is also helped by the mountains located inland from the region which rise to over 1000m and offer shelter from bad weather.
Occasionally, inclement weather will arrive and this is what the locals refer to as the 'Gota Fria'. It translates in English to 'cold drop' and can bring very heavy rains. The phenomenon is caused when warm; moisture laden air off the sea meets cooler air. The mountains act as a block where huge clouds can form – sometimes as much as 10km in height. Heavy, localized thunder storms can unload more than 10 inches of rain in just a couple of hours. The storms are sudden and heavy when they arrive but they are normally short-lived and only occur two or three times each year.
Spring Weather in Moraira
Spring arrives in Moraira in March. While not as popular as the summer months, spring is a great time to visit the resort as the weather is generally pleasant but there are less crowds of tourists and the resort is much more quiet and peaceful.
Early spring can still be a little chilly at night and in the early morning, with average lows still in single figures in March, however average day time temperatures are around 13°C, rising to a temperate 18°C in May. By the end of May, highs are hitting 23°C which is more than warm enough for a day at the beach. Visitors may want to avoid the sea at this time of the year though, as water temperatures are still low, at 15 to 18°C.
There's a chance of some April showers in spring and the season is wetter than the summer months. Rainfall is around 40 to 50mm on average between March and May. However, to make up for this, spring sees plenty of sunshine, especially in late spring with 12 hours a day on average in May.
To find out more about how these weather figures are calculated, take a look at the averages page.