The best times to visit Tarifa 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.
Tarifa Travel Guide
Weather in Tarifa
Average temperatures in Tarifa 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 Tarifa, 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.
Tarifa Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Tarifa Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Tarifa Perceived Temperature (F)
Tarifa Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Tarifa 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tarifa 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 Tarifa? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Tarifa.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tarifa (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Tarifa 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 Tarifa 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 Tarifa.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Tarifa?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; 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 Tarifa, Spain 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 Tarifa 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
Overall Tarifa 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 Tarifa, 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 Tarifa 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.