The Mediterranean basking in high temperatures and sunny weather
ABTA, The Travel Association is reminding consumers that although it looks like the great sunny weather we have seen in the UK this year is drawing to a close; it’s still summer in our favourite foreign holiday hotspots around the Mediterranean. In addition prices come down in September as the traditional summer holiday period around Europe is over and holidaymakers won’t now have to fight for their space on the beach or get up early to book their sun lounger.
This week temperatures around the Mediterranean are set to range from the mid-20s to the late 30s with virtually guaranteed sun. Next week most high average temperatures are set to go even higher. With temperatures in the UK cooling and the sun largely elusive, consumers looking to continue that feel good factor brought on by one of the best summers in years should look overseas.
Temperatures and weather in resorts and cities around the Mediterranean¹
|12 September 2013||19 September 2013|
|Nice, France||24C Sunny||25C Sunny|
|Madrid, Spain||27C Sunny||31C Sunny|
|Tunis, Tunisia||27C Cloudy||35C Sunny/Cloudy|
|Palermo, Italy||27C Sunny/Showers||30C Sunny|
|Athens, Greece||33C Sunny||31C Sunny/Showers|
|Sharm El Sheik. Egypt||38C Sunny||43C Sunny|
|Larnaca, Cyprus||33C Sunny||32C Sunny/Cloudy|
|Ibiza, Spain||24C Sunny/Cloudy||26C Sunny/Cloudy|
|Marmaris, Turkey||40C Sunny||35C Sunny|
ABTA, Head of Communications, Victoria Bacon said: “Summer 2013 will be remembered as one the hottest for years, but it isn’t over yet for those of us who are lucky enough to head off overseas. In the next week temperatures are set to soar around the Mediterranean with virtually guaranteed sunshine. September is also a great time to head to some of our favourite resorts and prices tend to be lower and it’s less crowded. This good weather generally lasts well into October and in some destinations right through the winter too.”
Temperatures and weather around the UK¹
|12 September 2013||19 September2013|
|London||16C Cloudy||20C Cloudy|
|Edinburgh||15C Rainy||18C Cloudy|
|Cardiff||17C Sun/Rainy||18C Cloudy|
|Belfast||15C Sun/Cloudy||18C Cloudy|
|Manchester||14C Rainy||18C Cloudy|
|Bristol||17C Cloudy||19C Sun/Cloudy|
|Leeds||14C Rainy||18C Cloudy|
Sample September and October holidays – all seven nights
Menorca staying at 3 star self-catering apartments from £149 per person, based on 6 adults sharing departing Gatwick – 27th September 2013
Cyprus staying at 3 star all inclusive hotel from £445 per person, based on 3 adults sharing departing Cardiff airport – 13th October 2013
Turkey staying at an all-inclusive 5 star resort from £770 per person, departing from Birmingham airport - 27th September 2013
Italy staying at 4 star hotel on half-board basis, from £580 per person, departing from Bristol airport - 30 September 2013.
Majorca staying at a 4 star all-inclusive apartment from £499 per person departing from Stansted airport - 24th September 2013.
¹Source BBC Weather