Seasons in Valencia

Valencia is third most populated city of Spain. It is situated on banks of the Turia River where it flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Valencia lies of east coast of central part of the country. It has subtropical Mediterranean climate with short mild winters and long hot and dry summers.

Similar to other Mediterranean locations Valencia is sunny and warm. Temperature never drops below freezing and precipitation is moderate with annual amount of 457 mm (18”). There are from one to five days with significant precipitation with September and October being the rainiest months. The sea warms up to 28 °C (82 °F).


Weather and Climate

Spring in Valencia

Valencia is gorgeous in spring. Great weather begins in March with around 18 °C (64 °F) of daytime averages. Gardens and parks are blooming and subtle citrus fragrance is in the air. Spring evenings are usually as cool as 10 °C (50 °F) so late strolls or other activities require respective clothing.

Temperature of the sea becomes comfortable to certain extent only in late May when it warms up above 18 °C (64 °F). Air in meantime is as warm as 23 °C (73 °F). Considering mentioned late spring is perfect time to visit Valencia for those who are not fond of crowds of tourists and seaside activities.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1.4")
April
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51 °F)
Water t°: +15.5 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")
May
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +18.5 °C (65 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 9 mm (0.35")

Spring Holidays

March 12-19 – Las Fallas de San José.
March-April – Easter celebrations.
Second Sunday of May - Virgen de los Desamparados (Our Lady of the Forsaken).


Summer in Valencia

Summer in the city is long hot and dry. At afternoon temperature may hit 30 °C (86 °F) or even higher. And as in the rest of the country summer nights are much cooler. Speaking of summer it makes evenings and mornings most comfortable time for outdoor activities. Through a night temperature hovers around 20 °C (68 °F).

In this season industrial city shifts into crowded tourist center. At mornings people swim and sunbathe, at afternoon taking a good nap during siesta to head to night clubs and bars at night with enough energy for partying until dawn.

Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +17.5 °C (64 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 9 mm (0.35")
July
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (69 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 6 mm (0.25")
August
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 15 mm (0.6")

Summer Holidays

June 18 – Corpus Christi.
June 23 - Night of Saint Juan.

July – July fair.
August 29 – La Tomatina.

Autumn in Valencia

First to months of autumn in Valencia are more off summer in terms of weather. It gets bit more humid with occasional showers and higher relative air humidity but still completely comfortable. Daytime averages gradually decrease from 27 °C (80 °F) in September to 18 °C (64 °F) in November. Nights become chilly only in November when respective average temperature reaches mark of 8 °C (46 °F).

Temperature of the sea is higher than 20 °C (68 °F) to late October. November is the best time for cheap trip to Valencia. It is still warm enough for sightseeing and cool enough for most of tourists to leave the city.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Water t°: +25.5 °C (78 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 14 mm (0.6")
October
Max average t°: +23.5 °C (74 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (58 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 28 mm (1.1")
November
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (51 °F)
Water t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Autumn Holidays

October 6-8 – International Festival of Pyrotechnics.
October 9 – Day of the Valencian Community.

Winter in Valencia

Winter is mild in Valencia. Daytime temperature sits around 15 °C (59 °F) and at night temperature drops to around 5 °C (41 °F). Daily mount of sunshine decreases to around 5 hours and it is bit cloudy. But it is more than enough for activities of this season. In addition frequency of rains is lower comparing to autumn. One significant downside of winter weather is probability of storm winds from the Pyrenees. The sea cools down to 15 °C (59 °F) too and beaches are suitable only for contemplating strolls.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +7.5 °C (46 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 15 mm (0.6")
January
Max average t°: +16 °C (60 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 23 mm (0.9")
February
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Water t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")

Winter Holidays

December 24-25 – Christmas Eve/Christmas.
December 31 – New Year’s Eve.

January 5-6 – Parade of the Three Kings/Epiphany.
January 22 – Feast Day of Saint Vicente the Martyr.
February – Carnival.