The climate on the Costa de la Luz
Sun and wind are the most important climatic factors of the Costa de la Luz. Thanks to the mediterranean climate, which is influenced by its proximity to the north of Africa, winter temperatures seldom fall below 10° C (50°F), easily reaching 20°C (68°F) at noon. The humidity, however, leads to a high level of rheumatic illness among the inhabitants.
Thanks to the winds, maximum temperatures in summer seldom rise above a moderate 30°C (86 °F), while the interior of Andalusia or on the Costa del Sol, 40° C (104 °F) can easily be reached. With its balanced climate, the region of Cádiz is blessed with warm weather between spring and autumn and a mild and moderate winter.
The best months for travelling
Are without any doubt between spring and autumn, when prices are low and the temperatures pleasant. The high season is between the middle of July and the end of August. During those months, the beaches fill up with Spanish tourists. The Spanish also like to spend Easter at the coast. During the rest of spring and autumn, Spanish tourism focuses on the week-ends. This is the favourite season for visitors from central and northern Europe.
The majority of the restaurants and bars open daily from June to September, the rest of the year on weekends.
More than 3000 hours of sunshine
The province of Cádiz is the sunniest region of Europe. A guarantee for sunshine, however, can be given only in July and August with statistically 1 cloudy day. Summer temperatures can be expected between May and October. During the rest of the year, sometimes it rains heavily, but after a while the blue sky appears again.
The Atlantic Ocean in the Golf of Cádiz is not as cold as many believe. Already in May, the water temperatures rise above 20°C (68°F). Water temperatures that allow swimming can be expected until the middle or end of October, sometimes until November.