Seasons in Seville

Seville is the city in southern part of the country. It is the fourth most populated city in the country and large center of industry, trade and tourism. Due to elevation of 7 m (23 ft.) above sea level and global position Seville is the second warmest city of Europe.

The city has pronounced Mediterranean climate with hot, dry and long summers and short rainy winters. Annual amount of precipitation is relatively moderate and most of it falls in winter and spring. In addition Seville is very sunny with almost 3000 hours of sunshine per year.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Seville

In terms of weather conditions spring in Seville is the best season. Daytime average temperature for March is 20 °C (68 °F) and it grows to 26 °C (79 °F) in May. Numerous gardens and parks of the city are blooming and gentle scent of jasmine and rose is in the air.

Nighttime temperature grows too from 9 °C (48 °F) in March to 14 °C (57 °F) in May. Also days become sunnier while frequency and amount of precipitation decreases. In May temperature may reach mark of 30 °C (86 °F) or drop as low as 10 °C (50 °F).

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +20 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 72 mm (2.8")
April
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Water t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.9")
May
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1.3")

Spring Holidays

March-April – Easter Celebrations.
April –Swing festival.
April 23 – The Book’s Day/The Day of Lovers.
April 25 – Fiesta de San Marcos.

April-May – Feria de Abril (Seville Fair).
May – Fiesta del Vino, Feria del Caballo, Festival Internacional de Teatro y Danza.
May 1 – Labor Day.
May 15 – Romeria de San Isidro.
May-June – Corpus Christi.

Summer in Seville

Summer in Seville is definitely hot. Averages of June are around 30 °C (86 °F) and in further months they reach 36 °C (97 °F). Temperature may even jump to 40 °C (104 °F) or higher on the other hand after sunset air cools down to pleasant 17-20 °C (62-68 °F). July and August may pass without a single drop of rain or with couple of torrential rains per month. Despite such withering weather condition the city is full of tourist. Visitors are waiting the heat out in hotels or other conditioned rooms to flood the streets when it gets cooler.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +31.5 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Water t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 2.9 mm (0.11")
July
Max average t°: +36 °C (97 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Water t°: +23.5 °C (74 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0.4 mm (0.02")
August
Max average t°: +36 °C (96 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (67 °F)
Water t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 2.8 mm (0.10")

Summer Holidays

June – Territorios Sevilla.
June 23-24 – Dia de San Juan.

July – Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen.
July 21-26 – Festa di sant'Anna (Feast of St Anna).
August 15 – Ascention.

Autumn in Seville

September and October in Seville are warmer than summer in certain parts of Europe. In addition in late September period of rains and storms begins. Daytime temperature gradually decreases from 32 °C (89 °F) in September to 19 °C (66 °F) in November. Nighttime averages are dropping from 18 °C (64 °F) to 10 °C (50 °F) through the season. With growing amount and frequency of precipitation Seville is still one of the sunniest European cities. And even if it rains there lots of indoor activities in the city besides rain won’t last long.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +32 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")
October
Max average t°: +25 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 68 mm (2.7")
November
Max average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Water t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 79 mm (3.1")

Autumn Holidays

September – Flamenco Festival.
October 12 - Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day).

November – The European Film Festival, Seville jazz fest.
November 1 – All Saint’s Day.

Winter in Seville

Winter is supposedly the coolest time of a year and even so jacket is needed only at evening when temperature sits around 7 °C (44 °F). Daytime averages are between 15 °C (59 °F) and 17 °C (62 °F). In general winter weather is stable. Temperatures below freezing are rare.

Winter is rather rainy season with u to 14 days with significant precipitation per month with December being the rainiest month of a year. Snow is exceptionally rare. There may be couple of days with snow pellets.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")
January
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
February
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 41 mm (1.6")

Winter Holidays

December 6 – Day of Constitution.
December 8 – Immaculate Conception.
December 25 – Christmas.
December 21 – New Year’s Eve.

January 6 – Day of Three Kings.
February – El Falla in Seville.
February-March – Festival of Antique Music.