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Average Weather in Alora Spain

In Alora, the summers are short, hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 42°F to 89°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 96°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Alora for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from June 17 to September 13, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is August 5, with an average high of 89°F and low of 68°F.

The cool season lasts for 4.0 months, from November 16 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 22, with an average low of 42°F and high of 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in AlorahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2259°FJan 2259°FAug 589°FAug 589°F42°F42°F68°F68°FJun 1783°FJun 1783°FSep 1383°FSep 1383°FNov 1665°FNov 1665°FMar 1565°FMar 1565°F62°F62°F64°F64°F49°F49°F46°F46°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in AloraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Morón, Argentina (6,039 miles away); Darlington, Australia (9,107 miles); and Balaklava, Australia (10,378 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Alora (view comparison).

Clouds

In Alora, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Alora begins around June 8 and lasts for 3.0 months, ending around September 6. On July 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 94% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 6 and lasts for 9.0 months, ending around June 8. On October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 54% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in AloraclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2094%Jul 2094%Oct 3054%Oct 3054%Jun 873%Jun 873%Sep 674%Sep 674%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Alora varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from September 28 to May 14, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 22% on November 17.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from May 14 to September 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 0% on July 27.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 22% on November 17.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in AlorawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Nov 1722%Nov 1722%Jul 270%Jul 270%Jan 121%Jan 121%Sep 2811%Sep 2811%May 1411%May 1411%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Alora experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 11 to May 27, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 9, with an average total accumulation of 2.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 27 to September 11. The least rain falls around July 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Alora varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:59 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 8:40 AM on October 30. The earliest sunset is at 6:02 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 40 minutes later at 9:42 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Alora during 2021, starting in the spring on March 28, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 31.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in AloraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJun 136:59 AMJun 136:59 AM9:42 PMJun 289:42 PMJun 28Dec 66:02 PMDec 66:02 PM8:40 AMOct 308:40 AMOct 30Mar 28DSTMar 28DSTDSTOct 31DSTOct 31daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Alora experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from July 5 to September 27, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 5% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 18, with muggy conditions 21% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 20, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in AloramuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 200%Feb 200%Aug 1821%Aug 1821%Jul 55%Jul 55%Sep 275%Sep 275%muggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Alora experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.4 months, from October 27 to May 8, with average wind speeds of more than 8.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.4 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.6 months, from May 8 to October 27. The calmest day of the year is August 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in AlorawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphFeb 219.4 mphFeb 219.4 mphAug 286.9 mphAug 286.9 mphOct 278.2 mphOct 278.2 mphMay 88.2 mphMay 88.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Alora varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 5.3 months, from March 26 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 42% on May 2. The wind is most often from the east for 6.6 months, from September 6 to March 26, with a peak percentage of 36% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in AloraEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Alora is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.5 months, from July 8 to September 23, with an average temperature above 70°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 13, with an average temperature of 73°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.9 months, from December 2 to April 30, with an average temperature below 62°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 15, with an average temperature of 59°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Alora throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Alora for general outdoor tourist activities are from early May to late July and from early September to early October, with a peak score in the second week of June.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Alorabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.28.23.03.07.77.77.07.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Alora for hot-weather activities is from late June to early September, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Alorabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.29.20.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Alora typically lasts for 12 months (363 days), from around January 17 to around January 14, rarely starting after February 26, or ending before December 6.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Aloragrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Jan 1750%Jan 1790%Feb 2690%Feb 2690%Dec 690%Dec 6Jul 13100%Jul 13100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Alora should appear around February 2, only rarely appearing before January 25 or after February 10.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in AloraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°FFeb 289°FFeb 289°FMay 17900°FMay 17900°FJun 301,800°FJun 301,800°FDec 314,943°FDec 314,943°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 10 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 2, with an average of 8.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 27 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 2.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in AlorabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJul 28.3 kWhJul 28.3 kWhDec 192.4 kWhDec 192.4 kWhMay 107.1 kWhMay 107.1 kWhAug 217.1 kWhAug 217.1 kWhOct 273.6 kWhOct 273.6 kWhFeb 113.6 kWhFeb 113.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Alora are 36.824 deg latitude, -4.706 deg longitude, and 705 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Alora contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,532 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 699 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,140 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,795 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Alora is covered by cropland (78%) and shrubs (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and trees (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (44%) and water (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Alora, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Alora.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Alora according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Alora is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Alora and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Málaga Airport (65%, 25 kilometers, southeast); Morón Air Base (13%, 90 kilometers, northwest); Gibraltar International Airport (12%, 94 kilometers, southwest); and Córdoba Airport (9%, 114 kilometers, north).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.