Gibraltar: A unique natural environment
The island of Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar.
This tiny territory of just four square miles is home to 30,000 residents and shares a border with Spain. Gibraltar is famous for its limestone rocky mass which rises impressively from the surrounding seas and your MSC cruise ship is the perfect place from which to experience this impressive landmark.
Gibraltar is widely recognised as a unique natural environment; a section of the Rock is a nature reserve. Ideal for a relaxing day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship, Gibraltar’s small size belies the large amount of attractions in this popular holiday destination.
Port average temperature
The climate is Mediterranean / Subtropical with mild winters and warm summers. There are two main prevailing winds, an easterly one known as the Levante coming from the Sahara in Africa which brings humid weather and warmer sea and the other as Poniente which is westerly and brings fresher air in and colder sea. Its terrain consists of the 430 metre high Rock of Gibraltar and the narrow coastal lowland surrounding it. Rain occurs mainly in winter, the summers are generally dry.
Its average annual temperature is 18 °C, 21 °C during the day and 15 °C at night. In the coldest month - January, the typically temperature ranges from 10–17 °C during the day, 5–12 °C at night, the average sea temperature is 15–16 °C. In the warmest month - August, the typically temperature ranges from 25–31 °C during the day, above 20 °C at night, the average sea temperature is 22 °C. Average number of days above 21 °C is 181, average number of days above 32 °C is 5-6. Average morning relative humidity, 82%, evening relative humidity, 64%. Sunshine hours is till 2,778 per year, from 150 in November to 341 in July.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.