Is February in Spain warm? Kinda warm?

Old Sep 7th, 2015, 05:42 AM
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Is February in Spain warm? Kinda warm?

A friend is trying to organize a group to rent a house in Seville in late February. Most folks here in the Northeast US seem leery of Europe in winter as a warm-weather break! (Can't we go to the Caribbean? they ask.) Yet the weather charts don't look bad. Anyone had any experience with this?
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 05:50 AM
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May be more or less warm - depending on the part of Spain and the whims of the weather gods. You might get 30s or as high a 60 in the south.

It is NOT beach weather anywhere in europe in Feb. Nor would a house with a pool likely have it operational than.

For that you need the Carib or Hawaii.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 05:56 AM
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A lot of people have some strange idea that Europe is some tropic destination and a lot warmer than the US. I don't know why. Look at a map, it's not near the equator. They ski in Spain in winter, you know. At least your friends are more knowledgable than some people. If they want beaches, etc and the Caribbean, they will NOT be happy in Spain in February. It's probably like northern Florida in winter in terms of temps, say Gainesville. It is not as warm as Miami.
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No, they don't want beaches, they just don't want ice and snow. They do want mild temps to be able to enjoy the sights of the region. No swimming anticipated!
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If your friends think Sevilla is near the beach, they are mistaken in that. I would find Sevilla a wonderful change in temps from the US Northeast in February. You might find this interesting about the city of Sevilla proper.

https://news.kyero.com/2010/01/snowf...arly-over/8307



But you all have to sort this out. If one or two people talks the remainder into taking a flyer on sunny Sevilla and it turns out to be cold, wet, sleet or even snow, will there be recriminations? And of course, everybody needs to understand that Sevilla doesn't have a beach.
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Here are some pictures taken in late February near Tarifa and Cadiz; temps mostly in the 70s F by day, 50s by night. We were told that's typical. The kite surfers were mostly using wetsuits, but it's the Atlantic after all.

http://gardyloo.us/20120228_60s.JPG
http://gardyloo.us/20120226_37s.JPG
http://gardyloo.us/20120227_47s.JPG
http://gardyloo.us/20120228_17s.JPG
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 07:40 AM
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It will be more than likely be lovely weather in Seville during February. I'd do it for sure given the chance. Orange blossoms perfume the air.

I wanted to visit Cadiz during our early spring trip, but would have expected to to be windy there.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 07:41 AM
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I like those photos, Gardyloo.
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I was in Madrid in January 2000. I went to Spain because I was so sick of single digit temps in Spokane. On weekends, I went to Sevilla and (as I recall) Toledo. They were much warmer than at home. Very pleasant for sightseeing.
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We were in Seville last week and it wasn't that warm, 24oC.

Go to the Carribean ?

Well The Bahamas two years ago were to cold for even us Scots to swim in the sea.
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Old Sep 7th, 2015, 09:57 AM
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If you rent in Seville, make sure the place has heating. Not all places do.
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The Canary Islands? Off the coast of North Africa (Morroco) but Spanish since the late 1400s. A lot of North Europeans flock there for the winter sun. I've been in Las Palmas and sunbathed on Christmas Day.
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Old Sep 8th, 2015, 07:36 PM
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Sevilla will be fine in Feb. but expect a little rain. As far as a house goes, how many people ade we talking about and what is the budget?
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all of these weather experts on this forum.
Anyone in Southern Spain earlier this week could have had a horrible time. Was this predicted? No.
http://politica.elpais.com/politica/...57_944562.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfC7HPjhbdk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXDBLosBp0U
http://www.europapress.es/andalucia/...908092623.html
http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2550.../adra-almeria/
http://www.eldiario.es/sociedad/Torm...428707179.html
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Old Sep 9th, 2015, 04:56 AM
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Rib

Over the past 5 years, all I have learned is that it could rain, snow, sleet or be a heat wave anywhere, within reason anytime.

Our hottest weather recently in Scotland has been in March.
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Old Sep 9th, 2015, 05:48 AM
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We were in Seville last week and it wasn't that warm, 24oC. >>

lol, dickie, that's hot for me! perhaps I've lived in Cornwall too long.

pthomas - freak weather can happen anywhere, anytime.

you need to look at what the typical February weather is for Seville and plan accordingly.

as a Brit, February in Seville would be fine for me [I found September a bit too hot!] but if you are used to Texas, maybe not for you.

and be aware that it could be wet and cold - is that ok with you?
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The 'riadas' or 'trombas' mentioned in those links can happen anywhere in the peninsula at any time of the year. If you happen to be unlucky enough to be caught up in one, it's just rotten luck. Is it a reason NOT to travel to any given area? Of course not. I'd have been pissed off if I'd been caught up in the hail the size of ping-pong balls that destroyed 80% of the grapes in one part of the Ribeira Sacra this summer, but not as pissed off as the winery owners. Was anyone expecting such a destructive show of strength/force from Mother Nature? No. Isn't it great when you ask a question and then answer it yourself.
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Old Sep 9th, 2015, 10:24 AM
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Ann, three years ago in Seville it was 46oC but still the hottest place we have ever experienced was Singapore in 26oC and 323% humidity. Just couldn't walk 50 metres.

Freak weather this week : Naples

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xIxXwpsdWuU
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Old Sep 9th, 2015, 10:54 AM
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That link is fin, dickie. presumably they lived to tell the tale. I think that they were in a fishing boat, but not a lot of fishing going on.

I loved the neapolitan accent!
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The time I spent a week in Barcelona in February with my husband, we were thrilled with the spring weather but the locals were wearing winter clothes. If felt warm to us and cold to them.
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