AS JANUARY DRIFTS away, the coldest winter months are now behind us. Days are noticeably longer, and although it might not feel like it quite yet, summer isn't all that far away. The summer months are full of sunshine, but what's the weather like in La Zenia in February, and what should visitors to our part of the South Costa Blanca expect?
It's a question we're often asked, so we've compiled the latest data from the leading online weather websites to bring you an overview of what you can expect if you're living in La Zenia, or planning a visit during the cooler winter months.
Typically, February is the driest winter month on the Orihuela Costa – only the summer months of June, July and August trump February when it comes to avoiding the need to reach for an umbrella, with an average of just 2 days experiencing some rain.
There's more good news when it comes to sunshine too, with an average median of 7 hours of warm sunny weather per day. And don't forget, an average daytime air temperature of 17°c can seem positively tropical, as direct sunlight can add an additional 9°c on top making the “real feel” exceed a very pleasant 25°c.
You will need a jacket or a light coat during the early evenings, but daytime walks along some of the Orihuela Costa's finest beaches should definitely be on your to-do list for the month, and they're a peaceful way to enjoy some of the best views our area has to offer.
Even at the beginning of February, the sun rises around 08:00 and it does not set until around 18:30 (CET), meaning that the average Spanish day is a good hour longer than at more distant northern latitudes.
Average weather and temperatures for La Zenia in February
Spanish winters are thankfully short and mild, and summer is never too far away. Meantime, let's hope we can look forward to another beautiful month on the Orihuela Costa.
You can find the full weather forecast and average weather data for this part of the South Costa Blanca in Spain from the Holiday Weather website by clicking here.
Looking for holiday ideas and travel inspiration? Find out more about our favourite recommended things to do on the Orihuela Costa or join the La Zenia community Facebook group and find out what's going on in the local area.
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