Murcia Weather September Averages, Spain
With miles and miles of glorious beaches, stunning mountain scenery and a historical city at its heart, Murcia in the south east of Spain attracts visitors all year round.
Summer is coming to an end in September, but it's still a great time to visit the region. Murcia is known for having a great climate all year round and is particularly noted for its warm, dry weather and low humidity. Outside of the peak season, the area tends to be quieter and more peaceful at this time.
The average temperature in September is lower than August, but still warm at 24°C. The high temperature can reach 30°C on some days, especially inland. Murcia's coastal areas benefit from an ocean breeze from the Mediterranean Sea which cools things down a little. September's low temperature is 17°C which mainly occurs at night.
Holiday makers looking to catch some rays will still experience plenty of sunshine in September. There is an average of 6 hours of sunshine a day and a 57% chance of a sunny day. September is a little cloudier than August; there's a 16% chance of a cloudy day, but most of the time visitors can enjoy clear blue skies.
With high temperatures and hours of sun, most visitors to Murcia will want to hit one of the regions many beaches for sunbathing or splashing around in the sea. Luckily, the waters around the coast are still warm in September. The average sea temperature is around 24°C which is comfortable enough for swimming.
While the weather is generally great, September is wetter than the month before. Murcia sees around 20mm of precipitation throughout September and an average of 6 rainy days. While there's a small chance of wet weather (around 24%), September is still a popular time to visit Murcia as most days will be warm and dry.
Take a look at the 14 day weather forcast for Murcia.
Where to stay
Visitors to Murcia will have no problem finding great accommodation in September. The region has a vast choice of hotels from city centre apartments to beach side resorts.
Mangalan Hotel and Spa is located on the centre of La Manga Strip overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is just a stone's throw away but guests can also soak up the sun by the large outdoor pool. The hotel offers spa facilities, a gym, a children's playground and a restaurant to keep the whole family entertained.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay near Murcia city, the Agalia Hotel is a great option. Accommodation here is comfortable yet affordable with sleek and stylish rooms plus there's an outdoor pool for those sunny September days. The hotel is just a 20 minute walk from Murcia's historic centre.
Hit the beach
The beaches of Murcia are still accessible in September as the weather is still beautiful. The region's Costa Cálida has over 250km of sandy beaches for holiday makers to enjoy.
In the south of Murcia, Bolnuevo is a former fishing village with a beach that's been developed without being spoiled. The beautiful white sandy beach is edged with restaurants and bars where visitors can stop for lunch or a drink. At 24 metres wide, Bolnuevo beach is spacious enough that you won't be crammed in with other beach goers.
Water sports enthusiasts should head to the beaches of La Manga. This narrow strip of land splits the Mediterranean Sea from the lagoon of the Mar Menor and is a haven for water-based fun such as jet skiing, sailing and kayaking. There are a number of companies based in La Manga that arrange activities for tourists such as Aqua Adicta.
Eating and drinking
The Real Casino de Murcia is a must-visit attraction when in Murcia. The restored casino is a beautiful example of Spanish architecture and décor. While you're there, experience sophisticated dining at the Restaurante del Real Casino. The restaurant serves typical Spanish cuisine and fresh seafood from the Mediterranean Sea in stunning surroundings.
Closer to the coast, Restaurante Bellavista is located on the seafront in Santiago de la Ribera and offers al fresco dining with picturesque view of the Mar Menor. Diners can enjoy a true taste of Spain from fish dishes to authentic paella.
Those staying in La Manga will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out, but Sweet Home Alabama offers a great alternative to Spanish cuisine. Located in the Plaza Bohemia, this American-style burger joint is a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner in the heart of the resort.
Things to do
September is still a great time to enjoy Murcia's outdoor attractions. The region has some beautiful rural areas to explore such as Calblanque, a rugged nature reserve with beaches, cliffs and sand flats. This unspoiled area makes a great day trip from one of Murcia's resorts.
For those visiting Murcia city, it is a great place to explore on foot. One particular draw is Calle de la Traperia, which used to be the main street of the town and is home to Real Casino de Murcia. Now, it is mainly only used by pedestrians and, in addition to its historic beauty, it is a popular shopping destination.
In September, Murcia has two extremely popular festivals. The first is a tribute to its patron saint, La Virgen de la Fuensanta. The festival is titled Autumnal Feri de Murcia, and it includes parades, pageants, concerts of many different musical genres, and traditional Spanish bullfights.
The second of Murcia's September festivals is one steeped in history. It is the Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta, and it is actually based in nearby Cartagena. The festivities last for four days and include parades and re-enactments performed by people dressed like both Carthaginian and Roman soldiers. Mock campsites are set up on the outskirts of the town. Tourists and locals are welcome to step back in time as they tour these campsites.