The best times to visit Gibraltar for ideal weather are

March 26th to July 8th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Gibraltar

Temperature

Average temperatures in Gibraltar vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 77th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gibraltar, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 85°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.1°F (21.7°C) at night.

Gibraltar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Gibraltar Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

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Gibraltar Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Gibraltar Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 61.5 56.5 51.8
Feb 61.7 56.8 52.2
Mar 64.4 59.1 54.6
Apr 67.5 62 57.4
May 72.5 66.2 61.1
Jun 77.9 70.7 65.2
Jul 82.7 75.2 69.3
Aug 83.4 76.2 70.6
Sep 78.5 72.5 68.1
Oct 73.5 68.2 63.8
Nov 66.4 61.6 57.2
Dec 62.8 58.3 53.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 16.4 13.6 11
Feb 16.5 13.8 11.2
Mar 18 15.1 12.6
Apr 19.7 16.7 14.1
May 22.5 19 16.2
Jun 25.5 21.5 18.4
Jul 28.2 24 20.7
Aug 28.6 24.6 21.4
Sep 25.8 22.5 20.1
Oct 23.1 20.1 17.7
Nov 19.1 16.4 14
Dec 17.1 14.6 12.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gibraltar are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Gibraltar? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gibraltar.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gibraltar (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 22% 0 4.8
Feb 20% 0 5.3
Mar 18% 0 3.5
Apr 19% 0 2.7
May 5% 0 0.8
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 9% 0 1.9
Oct 13% 0 2.8
Nov 17% 0 4.6
Dec 15% 0 5.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 12.2
Feb 20 0 13.5
Mar 18 0 8.9
Apr 19 0 6.9
May 5 0 2
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 9 0 4.8
Oct 13 0 7.1
Nov 17 0 11.7
Dec 15 0 14.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Gibraltar has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (61.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (72.2%).

Wind in Gibraltar is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by February and December. March’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early March where average top sustained speeds reach 21.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gibraltar.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 10.7 Gentle breeze 17.3 Strong breeze
Feb 12 Significant breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Mar 12 Significant breeze 18.8 Strong breeze
Apr 10.8 Gentle breeze 17.1 Strong breeze
May 9.9 Gentle breeze 15.4 Strong breeze
Jun 9.2 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Jul 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.6 Strong breeze
Aug 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Sep 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.5 Strong breeze
Oct 8 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Nov 9.8 Gentle breeze 16.2 Strong breeze
Dec 10.9 Gentle breeze 17.8 Strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69%
Feb 64.7%
Mar 64.3%
Apr 66.5%
May 61.4%
Jun 63.8%
Jul 62.3%
Aug 65.9%
Sep 70.2%
Oct 72.2%
Nov 68.3%
Dec 69.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Gibraltar?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jul 24, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Gibraltar; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Gibraltar, Gibraltar is January, followed by February and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gibraltar in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 45.3 in December means 45.3% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Gibraltar Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Gibraltar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 62.5°F (16.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Gibraltar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 60.3°F (15.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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