Average Weather in Benidorm Spain
In Benidorm, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 84°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 40°F or above 88°F.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 22 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 79°F. The hottest day of the year is August 11, with an average high of 84°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 4.2 months, from November 23 to March 29, with an average daily high temperature below 65°F. The coldest day of the year is January 21, with an average low of 47°F and high of 60°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
The length of the day in Benidorm varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 28 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:35 AM on June 14, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 47 minutes later at 8:22 AM on October 28. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on December 7, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 50 minutes later at 9:28 PM on June 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Benidorm during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
In Benidorm, 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 Benidorm begins around June 13 and lasts for 2.7 months, ending around September 4. On July 23, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 9% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 4 and lasts for 9.3 months, ending around June 13. On October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 45% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 55% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Benidorm varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 8.5 months, from September 8 to May 23, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 20% on November 3.
The drier season lasts 3.5 months, from May 23 to September 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on August 2.
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 20% on November 3.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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 in the year. Benidorm experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 9.2 months, from August 26 to June 2, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 12, with an average total accumulation of 1.6 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 2.8 months, from June 2 to August 26. The least rain falls around July 26, with and average total accumulation of 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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.
Benidorm experiences very significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from June 8 to October 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 21% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 6, with muggy conditions 83% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is February 26, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Benidorm experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 6.3 months, from October 20 to April 29, with average wind speeds of more than 5.1 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 5.7 months, from April 29 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is August 5, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Benidorm varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 1.1 months, from February 20 to March 22; for 3.3 weeks, from April 14 to May 7; for 1.0 weeks, from November 23 to November 30; and for 1.0 weeks, from December 7 to December 14, with a peak percentage of 36% on December 13. The wind is most often from the west for 3.3 weeks, from March 22 to April 14; for 1.3 months, from October 14 to November 23; for 1.0 weeks, from November 30 to December 7; and for 2.2 months, from December 14 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 40% on January 8. The wind is most often from the east for 5.2 months, from May 7 to October 14, with a peak percentage of 46% on July 25.
Benidorm 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 significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.8 months, from July 4 to September 29, with an average temperature above 74°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 15, with an average temperature of 79°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 12 to April 28, with an average temperature below 61°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 22, with an average temperature of 57°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 very significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from May 5 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 8.0 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 3.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 17, with an average of 2.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Benidorm are 38.538 deg latitude, -0.131 deg longitude, and 121 ft elevation (map ).
The topography within 2 miles of Benidorm contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 617 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 125 feet. Within 10 miles contains extreme variations in elevation (4,885 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,259 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Benidorm is covered by water (34%), artificial surfaces (33%), cropland (19%), and trees (12%), within 10 miles by water (52%) and cropland (18%), and within 50 miles by water (60%) and cropland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Benidorm, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Benidorm.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Benidorm 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 Benidorm is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Benidorm and a given station.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .