La Alpujarra Climate & Weather

La Alpujarra has its own unique weather system. Whereas on the coast the temperatures are fairly constant all year round, the combination of mountain air and valleys in La Alpujarra make the weather more changeable.

Summers are often hot and dry, with temperatures up to the 40Cs. Rain and cloud is rare, but can occur in the higher mountains, however it never lasts long. Winters are still quite warm and relatively sunny during the day, but can be a lot colder at night after the sun has gone down. If visiting during this time, it is recommended you bring jumpers and jeans. Both seasons have their advantages – a BBQ in the summer, and an evening in-front of a roaring fire in the winter

The best time for walking in La Alpujarra is from April to mid-June, and from mid-September to mid-November. The high peaks of Mulhacen and Veleta in the Sierra Nevada are best attempted in July and August, when the air is that bit cooler at high altitude.

As La Alpujarra is a delightful mixture of mountains and valleys it is difficult to give a guide of expected temperatures as the weather can change during just a short journey from village to village, and from different altitudes.

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