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Old May 1st 2008, 2:45 am
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What kind of temperatures can one expect for March and April in south of Spain where folks go for winter. La Manga is only one place I can think of but there are others you will know.

Don't know at this point if we would be renting a villa/apartment or taking a caravan on the ferry.

Thanks.
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Old May 1st 2008, 3:08 am
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Originally Posted by Pamela 1
What kind of temperatures can one expect for March and April in south of Spain where folks go for winter. La Manga is only one place I can think of but there are others you will know.

Don't know at this point if we would be renting a villa/apartment or taking a caravan on the ferry.

Thanks.
It is usually warmer near the coast around the 20`s, but gets cool when the sun goes down, also bring your wellies as it chucks it down about then. LOL
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"South of Spain" is about as varied as you can get. Includes mountains with ski resort at Sierra Nevada, also the highest road in Europe although you are not allowed to drive it any more, also includes the wettest place at Grazalema with something like 3 metres of rain per year. Then you get the warm moist Costa del Sol and inland you can easily get 30+ degrees at times in March and April. If there is a problem with Spanish weather it is that it is unpredictable. We live well south of the atlantic depression route which dominates the UK weather and even the local forecasters cannot predict just when the Levante will start to blow from Africa. They know when the conditions are right but nobody seems to know exactly what starts it off. Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Andalucia are very different so in essence you can pick your climate by choosing where you want to be.
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Yep Just outside of Alicante, over the last 3 years we have had a yearly range of -2C to 43'C.
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Costa Blanca South, near Torrevieja, we NEARLY had a frost one night in the last 3 years, but yes it gets cool, and we even think of it as cold, well it is when you are used to the high 20s and 30s, so when it gets down to 17 or 18 in winter it feels cold, and locals wear coats etc. but the tourists think it's really warm, and wear t shits and shorts. Evenings do get cool.
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Costa Blanca South, near Torrevieja, we NEARLY had a frost one night in the last 3 years, but yes it gets cool, and we even think of it as cold, well it is when you are used to the high 20s and 30s, so when it gets down to 17 or 18 in winter it feels cold, and locals wear coats etc. but the tourists think it's really warm, and wear t shits and shorts. Evenings do get cool.

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Yup you can always spot the brit tourists. Theyre always the ones wandering around in t-shirts, shorts and flip flops whilst im there with a coat on coz its only 20c.

I think 30C+ is stretching it somewhat in march and april. Down near Gibraltar, its been low 20s for the last month or so. Its just started getting to mid 20s now, but that atlantic wind always makes it feel cooler.
The weather is so changeable from one area to another. Ive never known anything like it. Ive driven the 30 minutes from work to home and theres been a 5C difference. You can drive up a mountain and have a 10C difference. I drove from sierra nevada back to the coast and 20C difference in temperatures. Its amazing
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Down near Gibraltar, its been low 20s for the last month or so. Its just started getting to mid 20s now, but that atlantic wind always makes it feel cooler.

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Originally Posted by onlineamiga
..... I think 30C+ is stretching it somewhat in march and april. Down near Gibraltar, its been low 20s for the last month or so. .....
Aye well, down in the cool breeze you wont get into the 30s in March or April but inland near Sevilla we were well into the 30s just a few weeks ago and then came the rain

But just as last year after a period of cool and rain it has hit hot again, well into the 30s by day here. It is even tempting us into the pool already.
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Originally Posted by Pamela 1
What kind of temperatures can one expect for March and April in south of Spain where folks go for winter. La Manga is only one place I can think of but there are others you will know.

Don't know at this point if we would be renting a villa/apartment or taking a caravan on the ferry.

Thanks.
I am from Murcia (southeast of Spain), concretely of the north area, and in some winter I have found temperatures under zero. Also there are places like León, Soria or Teruel where there are true Siberian winters, much more that some places of the north of Europe

I believe that the coast can be more benign. The interior is always colder
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If you are taking a caravan make sure you can heat it. On the Costa de la Luz for the last two years we have got by with a small electric radiator in the bedroom and a woodburner in the living room over Christmas. If I was living out there permanently I would probably have some more radiators and have more rugs in the winter, but it all depends on what standard of heating you are used to.
It does get cold, but there is always more sunshine, so temperatures can rise by mid afternoon only to fall in the evenings again. Think desert climate.
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