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Best time to visit Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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The best time to visit Gibraltar is April

Want to know when to travel to Gibraltar? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, April is the best time to go to Gibraltar. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The very hottest temperatures in Gibraltar get to around 30℃ (86℉) in the height of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 7℃ (44℉) around January.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Gibraltar when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Gibraltar usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Gibraltar below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Gibraltar seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gibraltar as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gibraltar is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gibraltar

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gibraltar for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gibraltar climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gibraltar for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Gibraltar in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gibraltar in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gibraltar in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Gibraltar in April

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Gibraltar in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gibraltar in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Gibraltar in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Gibraltar in August

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Gibraltar in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Gibraltar in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Gibraltar in November

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Gibraltar in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gibraltar in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gibraltar is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 28℃ (82℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gibraltar is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gibraltar is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gibraltar, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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