The weather in Seville
Sunny skies ahead! Yes, the weather in Seville is, along with food, historical sights and flamenco, a major reason to visit the city. In fact, the sub-tropical summer climate in Seville is the second hottest in Europe, after neighbouring Córdoba. Think you can take the heat? Read on, as we talk you season-by-season through the weather in Seville.
Although the city attracts most tourism in summer, spring can be an excellent season in which to visit Seville. Spring weather in Seville is still very warm, but not so hot that you can’t get out and about and see the sights without overheating. Temperatures average from the mid-teens in March to the early twenties in May. The Easter processions and spring festival are also fascinating annual events to visit. You’re likely to get a few April showers, however – bring your ‘brolly, as well as a jacket to go with your Capri pants.
Summer temperatures in sunny Seville are unlikely to go below 20ºc, and could well hit the forties. During these times, the city truly becomes most alive at night-time, when the Sevillanos wake up from a siesta and head out to drink, dance and make merry in the ways that people from this region know how to do so well. If you’re a sunshine addict, you’ll be in your element, but be aware that rainfall is very infrequent around this time, leading to endless celestial blue skies and the city’s unfortunate nickname of “the frying pan”. Scorching! Bring lots of suncream, and be prepared to spend some time taking it easy while you acclimatise.
Autumn is another beautiful time to visit Seville. The weather is obligingly warm, yet relatively mild – expect temperatures to range from the mid-twenties in September to the mid-teens in November. As well as the leaves turning on the trees, expect a couple of showers (although fewer than in springtime). Be prepared for all eventualities – best to take some light layers, including a warm jumper in case you need something to throw on at night-time, as well as a bikini for soaking up some of the plentiful Indian summer sun!
The winter Seville weather is very mild. At the lowest, you might reach around 6ºc in January (the coldest month), but bouts of winter sun mean that the cyan rays beaming from the sky can turn the heat up to a maximum of 18ºc in February. You might think about packing a lightweight mac or a warm jumper along with some nice t-shirts, and be prepared for the fact that Seville apartments are not normally heated by bringing a pair of socks.
Penelope – Marketing Team