Torrevieja Weather November Averages, Spain
November is mid-autumn in Torrevieja with gradually falling temperatures, as winter approaches, and shorter, rainy days. That being said, the Costa Blanca enjoys a temperate Mediterranean climate year round and it's unlikely to be too cold at this time of year. Still, you may want to think twice before sunbathing or taking a dip in the ocean!
The average temperature in November in Torrevieja is a pleasant, but quite cool, 15C. The average high is 20C, and it's likely that temperatures will reach 25C for a few days at the start of the month. With the Costa Blanca's characteristically low humidity and sea breezes in coastal areas, it will feel a little cooler. The sea temperature has dropped to 19C by now, which is still quite warm, and there are 8 hours of sunshine each day on average. So while it's not really beach weather, the water is warm and days long enough to make watersports like diving and windsurfing quite popular this time of year. The temperature drops significantly to an average low of just 10C overnight, so it will feel somewhat chilly in the evenings.
It's a similar story across the country with average temperatures of 13C and highs of 18C in Barcelona; it's generally slightly colder further north, though microclimates in built up areas mean more extreme highs.
Autumn is the rainy season in Spain and Torrevieja has rainfall averages of 59mm over 4 days in November. It's likely to be a similar story in the rest of the country. Madrid expects average rainfall of around 50mm over 9 days in the month. Precipitation on the Costa Blanca usually takes the form of occasional thunderstorms this time of year, with lightning and torrential rainfall (sometimes resulting in flooding, though not usually in Torrevieja). The thunderstorm activity becomes more frequent and severe late September and throughout October, decreasing both in intensity by early to mid-November.
Self-catering apartments, a few kilometres from the Marina, Aqua Nature offers an outdoor pool and free bikes. The accommodation features free WiFi, a TV, air conditioning and terrace. There is also a full kitchen with dishwasher and a microwave, and you can enjoy sea and pool views from the rooms. Aqua Nature boasts communal gardens and is located just 30km from Alicante Airport.
Alternatively, if you're looking for the independence and privacy of self-catering accommodation, why not book a villa instead? There are plenty of lovely villas within walking distance of the beach and town centre, budget and luxury. The Villa Madrid, for example, offers a beautiful outdoor pool, paddling pool for the little ones, and with stylish, modern décor, is a fabulous home away from home.
Harp Bar on Aguas Nuevas is an Irish bar with great atmosphere, serving reasonably priced drinks and a range of classic pub fare.
Alternatively, try Murphy's On the Park on Calle San Policarpo. A great Irish bar, with music most nights and a lively crowd, a great night is (practically) guaranteed! The menu of traditional pub grub isn't half bad either.
If you like to hike, nearby Cabo Roig on the Orihuela Costa makes up one of one of the stops on the Orihuela Coast coastal walking path (and is easily recognisable by the iconic 16th century watch tower that overlooks the cliffs and beaches).
Guardamar del Segura is renowned for its many kilometres of fine sandy beaches, but there's much more to do and see than just the sand. Book a seat on the tourist train, visit one of the museums, take a stroll along the marina, or rent a bike and start the Corridor Verde; a walking and cycling route alongside the Rio Segura. There are also two wonderful parks, the Alfonso and the Renia Sofia, with pine trees and sand dunes, rolling grass hills, manmade ponds and resident squirrels, ducks, terrapins and peacocks. During the summer, visit the night market for some evening shopping and to taste the local delicacies. Or, on Sundays, the Lemon Tree Market, is very busy and very popular with a range of local produce and crafts on sale.
If you decide to head further afield, take a day trip to Barcelona and go for a hike. The neighbourhoods to the north of the city offer plenty of hills to march up, and great stopping points where you can take in the breathtaking views. The Carmel Bunkers, at the top of the Turó de la Rovira hill, are a free open space. Built as anti-aircraft bunkers during the Civil War in 1937, afterwards the ruins became shacks and were removed for the Olympics in 1992. Now part of the city's Museum of History, they offer fabulous panoramic views over the city. Alternatively, the 10km Carretera de les Aigües trail along the side of Tibidabo, the mountain on the north-western edge of the city, is always packed with runners, cyclists and wanderers at weekends, and is conveniently located close to the city in Serra de Collserola natural park.