What to expect from the Sotogrande weather


Regardless of whether you are looking to buy a house in Sotogrande and make a permanent move or if you are only having a short stay here, it can be wise to wise up on the weather – for not just practical reasons, but your longer-term health as well.

To give you a general idea of the weather in Sotogrande; you’ll probably never see anything lower than 13⁰C in January. August tends to be the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching around 25⁰C. These aren’t the highest temperatures seen in the country, but they can still be a lot to get used to for some.

How to beat the heat

If you’ve not lived or holidayed in a hot country before, it can be quite jarring. To prepare yourself for the possible high temperatures, it is highly recommended that you pay attention to health and safety advice.

The following tips will apply even more so if you or a loved one is elderly, a baby or young child, suffers from a chronic condition (especially breathing problems) or mobility problems, or is on certain medications or is overweight or especially physically active.

- It may seem practically impossible, but try to avoid the heat as much as you can. The sun reaches its peak intensity when its UV rays are strongest, i.e. at approximately 10am-4pm. Try to plan any outdoor activities around this if you can.

- Drink cold drinks regularly. Try your best to limit such liquid intake to water and fruit juice – other drinks such as tea, coffee or alcohol will not hydrate you so well. 

- Keep clothing loose and cool and always aim to wear a hat and sunglasses.

- Always check up on those who may not be able to look after themselves as well. It could be your children, an elderly relative or neighbour.

- Plan ahead – make sure you always have such things as water, sunscreen and medication on hand.

If any doubt about how to stay healthy in hot temperatures, contact a trusted medical practitioner - it’s for your own good.

Don't worry too much about the potential ill effects of hot weather as a prospective Sotogrande resident - after all, all of that sun is partly why you want to be here! Just be sure to take the necessary precautions.

For more information on living in Sotogrande, don’t hesitate to contact Property Sotogrande today for suitably tailored advice.