by Victor Sesma
Victor Sesma is an Alicantinian living in London. He is a Software Engineer who likes writing about the city he was born.
Your Guide to Alicante [By an Alicantinian]
March is the month that marks the end of the astronomic winter. In Alicante, the winter feels already far in time already.
The weather in Alicante during March is mild and warm averaging between a maximum of 19.6°C (°F) and a minimum of 8.9°C (°F). It rains only an average of 3.4 days with just 23mm of rain. Days start being long with an average of 11h and 58min of sunlight. The average sea temperature is 14.5°C which is already warmer than February (data from Aemet -in Spanish- and weather-atlas.com).
March is the beginning of spring but the winter feels long gone in Alicante. The city is vivid and pretty, and longer days give the opportunity to enjoy better its beaches, monuments -such as Santa Barbara Castle– and museums as examples.
|Rain days||Daylight Hours||Under 0°C/32°F Days|
|Alicante||8.9 (48.02)||19.6 (67.28)||14.5 (58.1)||3.4||11:58||0|
|Malaga||9.8 (49.64)||19.6 (67.28)||15.6 (60.08)||4.0||11:59||0|
|Tenerife||15.9 (60.62)||22.1 (69.98)||19.3 (66.74)||3.8||12:01||0|
|Lanzarote||15.0 (59)||22.9 (73.22)||–||2.4||12:01||0|
|Barcelona||7.6 (45.68)||15.2 (59.36)||13.3 (55.94)||5.1||11:58||0|
|Palma de Mallorca||9.6 (49.28)||17.2 (62.96)||14.1 (57.38)||4.5||11:58||0|
The average sea temperature in March in Alicante is 14.5°C (58.1°F). This temperature is the same as in January and it is the second coldest on average.
This temperature will be uncomfortable for most people. March is a good month to lay on one of the beaches in Alicante but not so good to go for a swim if you are not used to cold waters.
Also, services such as lifeguards are available during the easter holidays. This means, that only if Easter is at the end of March -during the festivity period- will be a lifeguard and other services available on the beaches.
Short answer: yes, Alicante is worth visiting in March.
March marks the end of the winter but the -possibly- “cold” January days are a long time gone. Also, the weather in March in Alicante is dry so probably it won’t rain during your visit.
The days have already an average of +12 hours of light which makes it very easy to enjoy the good weather. For example, Santa Barbara Castle changes its schedule in March opening until 20:00.
Alicante is a Spanish working city that happens to be cute, beautiful and lightful. The city doesn’t stop in winter and the buzz of Easter and spring impregnates everywhere.
If you like to enjoy the nightlife Alicante got you too. There is a variety of clubs and party areas: El Barrio, Castaños, El Puerto and San Juan Playa (less busy than in summer). All 4 places have a variety of music, from Latin music and Reaggeton to techno, pop, and international.
In the area of Castaños, there is a party Alicantinan called Tardeo. And means start drinking/partying in the evening, around 5/6 pm. In contrast, the Spanish usually party very late, normally meeting their friends at 12pm to go clubbing.
March is the end of the astronomic winter in the northern hemisphere. Alicante’s winters are usually warm and dry with very few days of rain and cold but never with snow.
If you want to know more about the weather in February there is an article with a long explanation of the weather in February and what to do by clicking on this sentence.
If you want to know more about Alicantinian weather in April and what to do there is an extensive article clicking this sentence.