Current time Checker and Weather For Alicante
Alicante is located in CEST (Central European Summer Club) time zone UTC/ GMT +2. The time in Alicante is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Summer Time is observed in Alicante, as in most of the other states in Spain, where the time get shifter forward by 1 hour. However, after the summer the time is shifted back by 1 hour.
The sunrise starts at 07:17 during the summertime and the sunset takes place at 20:54. The approximate length of the day is 13 hours 36 minutes.
Alicante is located in a hot semi-arid climate (BSh) according to the Koppen climate classification. That allows the city to enjoy hot summer and mild winter with little rain during the equinoctial periods. The annual average temperature reaches 18.3 °C (65 °F) with the temperature ranging from 17.0 °C (63 °F) to 6.7 °C (44 °F) in January and from 30.8 °C (87 °F) to 21.5 °C (71 °F) in August.
Alicante Monthly Weather Averages
The temperature changes slightly during the day in Alicante due to the stabilizing influence of the sea. However, occasional periods of western winds may lead to the temperature changes of approximately 15 °C (27 °F) or even more. Temperature variation between the seasons happen rarely, meanings that winters are steadily mild and summers are constantly hot.
The average precipitation level reaches around 227 millimeters per year. The wettest period is the one lasting throughout September and October when the cold drop hits the east coast of Spain mainly. Occasional torrential rainfalls of around 100 millimeters in 24 hours often leads to floods over Alicante and another part of Spain. The worst flooding recorded in the history of Alicante was observed on 30 September 1997 when the rainfall level had reached 270.2 mm (10.6 in) within just six hours.
Notably, there are around 35 rainy days indicated per year and approximately 2.953 hours of sunshine.
The highest temperature recorded in Alicante was observed on 4 July 1994 when the temperature reached 41.4 °C (107 °F). The lowest temperature, in turn, was recorded on 2 January 1971 when the temperature reached −1.6 °C (29 °F).
Winter in Alicante lasts from December to February and are quite mild with the rare periods of bad weather. Spring lasts from March to May and is mild and sunny as well. Summertime lasts from June to mid-September and is characterized as hot and sunny. Autumn lasts from mid-September to November and is initially warm, becoming a bit milder to its end.
Due to the fact that Alicante's climate is very similar to the climate in Los Angeles, California, the inhabitants of the city enjoy the warmest winter daytime temperatures in Europe. The snow was not seen in Alicante since 1926.