Weather in Benidorm is mostly nice and sunny all year round. The sunshine is part of what makes it one of the best holiday destinations in the Mediterranean but it also has a unique micro-climate created by the surrounding hills that makes it so very special.
Open to the south on the double curve of its two long beaches beaches, Benidorm is protected from the winds by the mountains Sierra Helada to the east, Aitana to the north and Tossal de la Cala to the west.
The result?Fabulous Holidays all year round, with summer sun and temperate winters.
Benidorm has about 6 hours of sunshine a day in winter, with mild temperatures much warmer than those inland. As for the summertime, expect around 12 hours of sun per day with some humidity. More details are below to help you decide when to book.
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Below we have outlined some of the year’s highlights in Benidorm so that you can do a check for the time you are visiting the resort.
May to October: Sunny and warm.
July to August: Most crowded and hot, although the climate is tempered by a sea breeze
All Year Round: pleasantly warm winters
Swimming in sea: June to October (May and November sometimes, if you’re used to the cold Northern European Winters!)
JANUARY: Fed up of grey skies and suffering from post Christmas blues? Then head off for a break to Benidorm where the sun will be shining and the celebrations are still going on! Weather in Benidorm in January: 8-16 degrees The weather is still nice, like a mild winter with some sunny days. The daily mean is about 12.4 °C and it can reach 16-17 degrees. Day-wear: layers are best over short sleeved t-shirts. Evening: warm coat.
FEBRUARY: It’s Carnival time!! Benidorm comes alive with music, dancing and the brightest of colours so get out there and shake a tail feather with the best of them! Benidorm weather February: 9-17 degrees The weather already reminds of spring, with more sunny days. The daily mean is about 13 °C and average high is about 17 degrees. It is good enough for spending time outside and enjoy some sunny days. Day-wear: layers are best with short-sleeved t-shirts. Evening: warm coat.
MARCH: This is the perfect month for golfers. Beautiful spring weather and warm breezes ensure that playing an 18 hole golf course is a joy. Also this is the time of the spectacular Fallas! Weather in Benidorm in March: 10-19 degrees It is a very warm spring, in the sunny days it feels really warm, the daily mean now is 14.6°C and it can also reach 19 degrees. Day-wear: layers over short sleeves. Evening: light coat or warm jumpers.
APRIL: Top up your vitamin D with a dose of warm spring sunshine. It’s just what the doctor ordered and the perfect way to start off your summer tan! Benidorm weather in April: 12-23 degrees During the days it already feels like summer, except for the sea water which is still cold. Temperatures can exceed 20 degrees, but the daily mean is around16.3 °C. Day-wear: layers over short sleeves. Evening: light coat or warm jumpers.
MAY: The whole coast is starting to rev up for the summer madness, so get in quick before it all starts. Great prices mean this is the family-friendly time of year too! Weather in Benidorm in May: 16-25 degrees This weather is so inviting, perfect for beach days and spending more time outside. With an average high of 23.4 °C the days are getting really hot in the sun. The UV index for may is 8 so make sure you don’t forget about sunscreen! The sea temperature still feels cold for most people. Day-wear: shorts, t-shirts, swimwear. Evening: light jumper or cardigan.
JUNE: The bars and clubs are now in full swing with fantastic acts and ‘must do’ parties. It’s time to pack those high heels girls and book that flight! Weather in Benidorm in June: 18-26 degrees It is perfect for early holidays. It’s not the full season yet, but the conditions are perfect: not too hot and not too crowded. And, for the first time you can swim in the sea as water temperature reaches a daily average of 22.5 °C (72.4 °F). Day-wear: swimwear, strappy tops/t-shirts, linen and shorts. Evening: sleeveless dresses, light shirts, shorts.
JULY: The heat is on and Benidorm comes alive with the hustle and bustle of thousands of holidaymakers. Benidorm weather July: 20-29 degrees The air is already hot, daily mean temp is about 25.1 °C and we can say the full season is already here. This time of year is always popular so our tip would be BOOK EARLY! Day-wear: swimwear, strappy tops/t-shirts, linen and shorts. Evening: as cool as you like!
AUGUST: Phew, it’s hot! Beaches are packed and the resort is in full swing…everywhere is busy, busy, busy! Weather in Benidorm in August: 21-29 degrees You guess it: It is hot and that is why we recommend you to choose the mornings or in the evenings for going to the beach; During the day just follow the local siesta. The sea can be a good choice to cool off, but even this is a little too warm during the day. Don’t’ forget your sunhat and sunscreen while swimming. Day-wear: swimwear, strappy tops/t-shirts, linen and shorts. Evening: an ice pack!
SEPTEMBER: The August rush is over, Benidorm starts to relax and temperatures are more manageable. The kids may be back at school but the fun continues in the resort. Weather in Benidorm in September: 18-26 degrees This weather is a dream: you can fully enjoy the sun and the beach, without the inconveniences of the summer heat. With an average high of 26.9 °C the weather is now as good as in the summer. Day-wear: swimwear, strappy tops/t-shirts, linen and shorts. Evening: summer dresses, light shirts, shorts.
OCTOBER: Our favourite month. Why? Because the sea is still warm, the beaches are less crowded and the locals have more time to chat with you – heaven! Benidorm weather October: 16-25 degrees You can feel the last summer breezes, with an average daily temperature of 23.4 to 25 degrees. The days are warm and sunny, and even the sea temperature is 22.4 °C on average, perfect for swimming. Day-wear: swimwear, t-shirt/layers. Evening: light coat, jumper or long sleeves. You might need a raincoat or umbrella.
NOVEMBER: It’s fiesta time! Fun, fancy dress, fireworks and the biggest party of the year! It’s extremely popular so make sure you book well ahead. Benidorm November weather: 12-20 degrees The weather is still very pleasant, it can go up to 20 degrees, with an average of 15.7 ° C. You can still enjoy sunny days at the beach, especially in the afternoon. The average sea temperature is only 19.3 ° C. Day-wear: swimwear, t-shirt/layers. Evening: light coat, jumper or long sleeves. You might need a raincoat or umbrella.
DECEMBER: You’ve survived the Christmas shopping so now it’s time to treat yourselves. Sit back, relax and have someone else cook Christmas dinner. Benidorm weather in December: 9-17 degrees It is the best time to relax and enjoy a mild winter that feels like spring. The average high temperature can reach 17.3 ° C, and the days are perfect for walking and even enjoying the sunshine. Day-wear: layers are best with short-sleeved t-shirts. Evening: warm coat.
Please bear in mind that the temperatures shown above are averages and that in high summer the hottest parts of the day are HOT.