Alicante Weather in October

The climate should be always taken into account when going on holidays or moving to a new city. October is the first full month on fall and, as everywhere else, the Alicante weather in October is different as it is during summer. But how is it different?

Alicante's twilight in a cloudy day.
Alicante’s twilight in a cloudy day


Usually, October is a very comfortable month. The summer is over and it can be felt during the nights. The average minimum temperature gets down to 14.4°C (57.9°F) versus the 20.6°C (69.1°F) of August. That means better sleep nights and no use of AC or fans. During the day it can still get warm as the maximun average temperature gets up to 24.5°C (76.1°F). The day/night average temperature is 19.4°C (66.9°F) and you will usually be soaked by the sun when on the street.

As you can see, that can easily be a day-on-the-beach weather. But what about going into the water? Well, if you are a bit brave you can. The average Mediterranean seawater temperature is of 22.4°C (72.32°F) during October.

Light Hours

In October, you will have 7 hours of sun irradiation and 11h of light. To put it in context, Oslo enjoys on 1h hour less light per day than Alicante in October.

Rain Could Show Off

October is the month that historically rains the most in Alicante. Chances are still low but we need to understand the rain is different as in other cities. In this part of Spain, it will rain a lot during a short period of times, 4.1 days on average. So during 3 or 4 days, it will be cloudy, having the rain happening intermittently and hevy during those days. When it starts raining the best is to be dry at home, hotel or shelter in a bar or restaurant. I wouldn’t say that this statistic is a show-off and you probably should still organise your holidays for this month.

I hope this article helps you understand how is the weather in October in Alicante, Spain. We have an article on how is Alicante Weather in November and click here for all the Alicante weather articles. If you still have any question or you had experiencies with the weather in Alicante during October, please, fell free to add a comment below.


Victor Sesma is an Alicantinian living in London. He is a Software Engineer who likes writing about the city he was born.