January Weather Averages for Murcia

Weather lowdown

The province of Murcia encompasses a range of towns and cities on the south east coast of Spain, including coastal regions and inland areas. The entire region of Murcia is well known for its great weather all year round, making it a popular choice for holiday makers. Touted as the best weather in the world by some, the climate is warm and dry with low humidity, even in the winter months.

In January, Murcia is in the middle of winter, so it sees...

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  • Temperature Temperature 10°C 50°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 5°C 41°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 40 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

January Daily Averages for Murcia

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 10 13 16 17 14 14 11 9 10 8 11 11 12 15 14 10 10 12 12 11 10 11 12 14 13 15 15 10 12 11 11
°F 50 55 61 63 57 57 52 48 50 46 52 52 54 59 57 50 50 54 54 52 50 52 54 57 55 59 59 50 54 52 52

Weather lowdown

The province of Murcia encompasses a range of towns and cities on the south east coast of Spain, including coastal regions and inland areas. The entire region of Murcia is well known for its great weather all year round, making it a popular choice for holiday makers. Touted as the best weather in the world by some, the climate is warm and dry with low humidity, even in the winter months.

In January, Murcia is in the middle of winter, so it sees some of the coldest temperatures of the year. However, the weather is still relatively mild and much warmer than some areas of Europe. The average temperature is a mild 10°C and if you're lucky, high temperatures have been known to reach 15°C in January. Low temperatures can dip to 5°C, but this mainly occurs at night, so make sure to pack a few layers and a jacket for evenings in Murcia.

The temperatures in the Murcia region can vary and often get colder towards the coast where there's a sea breeze. The average sea temperature at this time of the year is around 15°C which is fairly moderate but probably too cold for most to swim in comfortably.

Visitors to Murcia should be able to enjoy some winter sun in January, with an average of 2 hours of sunlight daily. There's a 59% chance of a sunny day in January and only a 21% chance of clouds, so most days will be bright and clear.

While Murcia is a generally a dry tourist destination, January is one of the wettest months of the year to visit alongside October. There is an average of 40mm of precipitation spread over 7 wet days. This means that there's a 21% chance of rain, so make sure to pack an umbrella. Rain should be light and pass quickly though.

Take a look at the weather forecast for Murcia.

La Manga, Murcia. 

Where to stay

Murcia has no shortage of great hotels spread over the whole region, from city-based apartments to complexes by the sea.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay in the city of Murcia, the NH Amistad Murcia is one of the most popular and affordable options. Ideally located in the centre of the city, it offers convenient access to all of the main attractions and is just a short walk to Gran Vía Avenue and Murcia's famous cathedral. The hotel has won a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence thanks to its stylish interior and facilities which include free WiFi, on-site parking and a breakfast buffet.

The Cenajo Hotel is located outside of the city, in the mountains of rural Murcia north of Moratalla. The hotel makes a great base for exploring the whole region, with easy access to the city as well as the coast. There are plenty of things to do nearby for those who love the outdoors, including walking and mountain biking, while the hotel also has a swimming pool and sauna for a more relaxing holiday.

For something closer to the sea, try the Hotel Costa Narejos in the resort of Los Alcázares which is just 100 metres from the beautiful Mar Menor beach. The hotel offer holiday makers a comfortable and convenient stay with its own restaurant and bar, sports facilities, a children's playground and a pool that guests can enjoy on warmer days.

Cathedral de Santa Maria, Murcia. 

Things to do

January is an exciting time to be in Murcia as some popular events and fiestas take place. One of the most popular is called La Fiesta de las Cuadrillas de Barranda, and it is held on the last weekend of the month in the town of Caravaca. The specialty of this festival is the culture of the Murcia region. It centres around Murcia's local folklore music, which mostly involves stringed instruments. In exciting displays, bands compete in the streets for awards and for the favour of the crowd.

In January, the weather in the city of Murcia is mild, perfect for exploring some attractions without getting hot and bothered. Visit the beautiful Cathedral de Santa Maria, one of Murcia's most popular tourist attractions. The cathedral was built in the 14th century and features elements of Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic architecture.

Also during January, modern art displays are set up in different locations all over the city of Murcia. These locations can include lobbies of hotels and foyers of churches. Guides are available to help explain the meaning behind the art displays.

For a change of scenery, visit the fishing town of Cabo de Palos in Cartagena. This seaside town is well-known for its beautiful beaches as well as its fantastic seafood.

Hit the beach

Murcia boasts some of the best beaches in Spain. One area in particular on the Mar Menor coast is home to miles and miles of soft sandy beaches and a calm body of water that is separated from the sea by a stretch of land called La Manga.

Mar Menor is the perfect place to visit if you're looking to hit the beach in January. While the weather may be a little too cold to sunbathe, the unspoiled beach and magnificent views across the water will make up for it. The water temperature here never drops below 18°C so you can even enjoy a spot of swimming or water-based activities if you fancy.

Mar Menor, Murcia. Photo by Sharon Garland.

Eating and drinking

Holiday makers will be spoiled for choice of places to eat and drink wherever they stay in Murcia. The whole region is well known for its wonderful Mediterranean cuisine and fresh local ingredients.

Murcia city centre has an array of wining and dining options, including La Parranda. There are two branches of this popular restaurant in Murcia, one located on Calle San José and one in Plaza San Juan. La Parranda has a menu full of contemporary and traditional tapas dishes made with local Spanish produce. The plaza location has heated outdoor seating which is ideal for visitors in January.

If you're visiting Cartagena, be sure to try La Tapería de Casa Tomas. This intimate restaurant is hidden away on the edge of the old town but it worth seeking out thanks to its high quality tapas and Mediterranean dishes served in stylish surroundings.

On the southern end of Murcia's coast in Águilas, tourists can find some fantastic seafood restaurants such as El Tiburón. This popular local restaurant is situated close to the beach and serves fresh and flavoursome fish dishes, paella and more. It has a great value set menu for just 15 euros.

January events in Murcia

Religious

Fiestas de San Sebastian

17th January 2019 to 20th January 2019

The village of Ricote in Murcia celebrate and honour their patron saint, San Sebastian. The celebrations include a wide range of activities such as the ringing of the church bells, medieval market, giant paella, bike ride, crazy car race, solemn processions, carnival parade and of course a firework display.

Website:

http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/san-sebastian-street-festival/

Music

Fiesta de las Cuadrillas de Barranda

25th January 2019 to 27th January 2019

This festival was first held in 1979 and has already become a classic among local fiestas, bringing together thousands of people lured by the chance to spend a whole day enjoying traditional folk music.

Website:

http://www.fiestadelascuadrillas.com/fiesta-cuadrillas-barranda.html

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