Seville climate: when to go, temperatures and rainfall
THEAndalusia, except for its mountain peaks, it is one of the hottest regions in Europe, and Seville, which is the capital and which is located just 10 meters above the sea level, is certainly no exception.
The city has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot and dry summers. The average temperature in the city is 25,4 degrees during the day, and 13 degrees during the nights; thus, its average temperature of 19,2 degrees makes it the hottest city in continental Europe.
Summers range from May to October, and July's average highs of 36 degrees make it the hottest among European cities with more than 100 inhabitants. With its over 3000 hours of sunshine per year, Seville is an ideal destination for those looking for blue skies and beautiful weather, even in winter: January, although it is the coolest month of the year, still has a maximum temperature that in average is 16 degrees.
Precipitation varies, from 400 to 650 mm of rain per year, of which a good quantity arrives in a very short period of time in the form of frequent torrential rains, and especially in December, in which there is almost 100 mm of rain on average.
When to go to Seville
Given the scorching heat that grips the city in summer, it is not recommended to visit Seville in July or August. However, its location at the western end of our time zone means that the sun drops very late on summer evenings, practically at 10pm, making it very attractive for those looking for long, sunny days.
But it is still very tiring to go around the city and visit museums and monuments with excessive temperatures: the numerous city parks can give temporary relief from the sun, but the humidity remains high and walking too much is exhausting. If you really have no alternative, remember to always carry abundant water reserves with you, to wear a hat and to protect the parts of the body exposed to the sun with sunscreen.
That being said, the best time to visit Seville it is certainly there spring: the days are already very long and the sun sets at 21pm already in April, also the climate at this time of the year is ideal for visiting the city and staying out all day.
During the Semana Santa and Feria de Abril celebrations, flight and accommodation prices skyrocket. If these holidays are not the reason for your visit to Seville, it is better to postpone or anticipate the trip by a couple of weeks.
Also visit Seville in winter it's a great choice. Beyond the fact that the city literally explodes with colors and lights to celebrate the arrival of Christmas, December is a great month to leave behind the humid Italian cold and arrive in a city where you can ride great all day. temperatures even reach 20 degrees and the sun goes down almost two hours later than in Italy.