What's the weather like in Valencia in November
Valencia is located on the south eastern coast of Spain, also known as the Costa del Azahar or Orange Blossom Coast. The bustling port city is popular with tourists all year round thanks to its typically Mediterranean climate, consisting of hot, dry summers and mild winters.
November marks the beginning of winter in Valencia as all signs of summer are left behind. The temperatures are much lower, with less sun seen than during the preceding months and a higher expectancy of rain.
The month is one of the coldest of the year in Valencia, dropping a few degrees from October. The average daily temperature in November is 13°C however, this can rise to highs of 18°C on warmer days in the city. Temperatures tend to fall on an evening when the sun goes in. Low temperatures can drop to an average minimum temperature of 8°C in November. For this reason, it is recommended to pack some warmer layers or a jacket to wear on a night in Valencia.
There is still a good amount of sunshine to enjoy in November though. Valencia sees on average 9 hours of sunshine per day this month and there's a 48% chance of a sunny day, which will make temperatures feel mild and pleasant.
November is one of the wettest months of the year in Valencia, beaten only by October. There is an average of 57mm of rainfall throughout the month. However, this still only amounts to a 24% chance of a rainy day, and any showers are likely clear up fast. Holiday makers should be able to enjoy many dry and sunny days in November.
November is a great time to visit Valencia if you want to explore the city outside of peak season. The weather is still much nicer than many parts of Europe and the beaches remaining open, albeit much quieter than at other times of the year.
Valencia Hotels in November
November is a great time to visit Valencia if you're on a budget as hotels tend to be cheaper than the peak summer months. With hundreds of hotels, whether you're looking for simple or luxurious accommodation, you will be able to find it in the city.
Hotel Medium Valencia is a modern hotel situated just 750 yards from Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences. Rooms here are spacious and stylish with free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant, the Medium Valencia which serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
Alternatively, Hotel Sorolla Centro is an affordable option that's centrally located close to Valencia Train Station and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento Square. With such a good location, guests can explore the region by train or on foot but the hotel also offers bicycle and car rental. There are also many great bars, restaurants and cafés close to Hotel Sorolla Centro.
Valencia Beaches for November
November is not the best time of the year to visit Valencia if your main reason for travel is hitting the beach. With cool temperatures and a chance of rain, the weather isn't perfectly suited to sunbathing and swimming in the sea. However, Valencia's beaches are beautiful at any time of the year and are definitely worth a visit if you're already in the area.
The Blue Flag urban beaches of La Malvarrosa and Las Arenas are both easily reachable from Valencia city centre by bus or car. But for a more natural beach experience, visitors can head further afield to the outskirts of the city. Here, they will find L´Arbre del Gos beach situated in the Albufera Nature Park. The rustic beach is lined with sand dunes and extends for 2.6 kilometres. The beach has a promenade with a cycle track that's ideal for bicycle rides, roller-skating or just taking a stroll.
Bars and Restaurants
Valencia is a city full of culinary delights. As a thriving Spanish city, visitors can find mouth-watering Mediterranean cuisine and tasty tapas dishes on almost every street. The region is also the birthplace of paella, the popular Spanish rice dish.
Sagardi Valencia Centro is a popular 'pintxos' or tapas bar that serves over 80 varieties of tapas as well as fish and meat dishes from the Basque country. Located in the historic city centre of Valencia, between the Cathedral, City Hall and the Central Market, this eatery is perfect for dining at any time of the day.
For an exquisite evening meal or a special occasion, head to El Celler del Tossal, a fine dining restaurant near the Plaza del Tossal. The menu features authentic Spanish rice dishes, char grilled meat and fish that arrives fresh daily from the port of Valencia. A great wine list is also available.
Pizzeria Trattoria Torino in Benimaclet is a must-visit venue for pizza lovers in Valencia. The pizzas are wood-fired and just like you'd find in Italy perfect if you've eaten too much paella and tapas! The three course lunch menu is great value for money.
Things to do in Valencia in November
The weather may not be at its best for Valencia in November, but there is still plenty to see and do in the area at this time of the year. Take a look at the weather forecast here to held decide how to spend your time.
Valencia is a culturally and historically rich city, with a number of landmarks, tourist attractions and monuments to visit. These include the Miguelete Tower, which affords breath-taking panoramic views of the city if you make the climb to the top, and the Plaza de la Virgen, which is not only a fantastic place to shop in Valencia, but boasts beautiful architecture. These are just a few examples of the many beautiful buildings and palaces in the area.
Valencia also has a number of museums and art galleries, which are well worth exploring should you be in the city. Discover modern art at the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), explore history at the Prehistory Museum of Valencia or delve into the world of science at the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum.