Over 300 days of sunshine, the climate of Gibraltar 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 currents and the other as Poniente which is westerly and brings fresher air and colder sea.
Gibraltar city breaks
The British Rock of Gibraltar continues to grow as a top Mediterranean short break destination for UK travellers. Just 2.5 hours from home, its sterling currency guarantees that there will be no costly conversion rate and Gibraltar's VAT free status gives visitors an added incentive to visit the shops. Gibraltar offers a calm and relaxed environment to enjoy either a weekend break or a chance to explore neighbouring Spain and Morocco just a short ferry ride across the Strait.
Best time to visit: During August or September the weather is most comfortable and crowds have gone home.
Gibraltar International Airport or North Front Airport (GIB or LXGB) is the civilian airport for Gibraltar.
Language: English is Gibraltar’s spoken language with many locals also speaking a local dialect called llanito a cross between Spanish and English
Currency: Gibraltar uses the Gibraltar Pound the equivalent of English Sterling. Some shops will accept Euros
Local Time: Gibraltar is one hour ahead of the UK
Fly to: Gibraltar International airport just 10 minutes into the town centre
Flight time: From London just over 2.5 hour
Gibraltar offers a full calendar of international events throughout the year, from the Calentita Food Festival in spring to the MTV Gibraltar Calling Music Festival to the Gibunco Gibraltar International Literary Festival.