Andalucia is one of the warmest regions in Europe. A characteristic feature of Andalusia is the luminosity, the result of many hours of sunshine, which marks the cheerful nature and hospitality of the Andalusians.
Andalusian summers are hot and winters are short. The rains, except in autumn, are few, less than 700 mm, except for very specific areas such as Sierra de Grazalema, Sierra de Aracena, Sierra Nevada or the Massif of La Sagra.
These climatic features vary depending on the altitude of the various areas of Andalucia or the proximity to the coast, where temperatures are milder compared to the interior. Average temperatures range between 16º C and 18º C and decrease with altitude.
- Almeria weather: Almeria is the province with the lowest rainfall in Spain and thus enjoys the highest numbers of sunny days. The winters are very mild, especially on the coast; meanwhile the summers are quite warm yet bearable due to the closeness of the sea. In the inland and the mountains the climate is more continental and the Sierra Nevada is covered with snow.
- Cadiz weather: Cadiz weather is very pleasant throughout the year. This southernmost province receives the benevolent influence of both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, thus the climate is mild, yet not as dry as in other inland provinces or Almeria.
- Cordoba weather: Cordoba weather is more continental and dry. The temperature tends to fluctuate a lot, with cold dry winters and very high temperatures during the summer months. For that reason, we would advice to avoid visiting Cordoba during July and August, as the temperatures can rise up to unbearable 40º C.
- Granada weather: Granada weather varies a lot; as this province combines several climates which vary from alpine climate in the high peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the tropical coast of Granada where tropical fruit are grown. Away from the coast, the climate in Granada is generally dry and the temperature varies a lot during the day. The winters are dry, very cold and sunny and the summers are very hot, thus applies as well here our advice to avoid visiting Granada in August.
- Huelva weather: Huelva weather is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Thus we find in this province a mild, humid climate throughout the year. Huelva is the province of Andalucia with the highest rainfall and visitors can thus enjoy a lush green and abundant nature and forests.
- Jaen weather: Jaen weather is more continental and dry, as happens in all inland provinces in Andalucia. As well here applies that the temperatures changes are more pronounced than along the coast, with dry, cold winters and very high temperatures in summer.
- Malaga weather: Malaga weather is one of the best in Europe. The climate is very mild throughout the year, as the province is sheltered by the Mediterranean Sea and high mountain ranges from the cold northern winds. Winter is virtually not existing on the world famous Costa del Sol, the Sun Coast.
- Sevilla weather: Sevilla weather is continental and dry. The winters are moderate and dry, meanwhile the summer months are very hot and nearly unbearable. Thus, you might avoid visiting Sevilla during July and August, as the temperatures can rise up to 40º C.