Best Time to Visit Spain

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Spain. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Madrid, Barcelona und La Coruña. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Spain for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 36 °C
Waves Symbol 12 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 05.16 in (0 – 16 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 13.9 °C (Madrid) and 19.2 °C (Seville)
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Best Time to Visit Spain: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 13 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 15 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 13 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
Water max. 14 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
Water max. 16 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 16 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Spain) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
MadridMay, June, July, August, and September
BarcelonaMay, June, July, August, September, and October
La CoruñaJune, July, August, and September
IbizaJune, July, August, and September
Palma de MallorcaJune, July, August, and September
MálagaJune, July, August, and September
MenorcaJune, July, August, and September
Lloret de MarJune, July, August, and September
CórdobaMay, June, July, August, and September
SevilleApril, May, June, July, August, September, and October
MalagaMay, June, July, August, September, and October

Climate Charts Spain

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Madrid

Climate Chart Madrid
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Barcelona

Climate Chart Barcelona
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La Coruña

Climate Chart La Coruña
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Spain

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Spain, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Madrid (Spain)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature11°15°18°21°27°31°30°25°19°13°
Night Temperature10°15°17°17°14°10°
Precipitation (inch)1.771.731.462.011.731.060.470.471.182.012.282.05
Rainy days887775214678
Hours of Sunshine5668101112119755
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Madrid is 14 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (24 °C)
Coldest month: January (5.7 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.23 inch on 70 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 12.3 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Barcelona (Spain)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°15°16°18°21°24°28°28°26°22°17°14°
Night Temperature12°16°19°19°17°13°
Water Temperature13°12°13°14°16°19°22°24°22°20°16°14°
Precipitation (inch)1.611.141.651.932.321.650.792.43.353.582.282.01
Rainy days656776366866
Hours of Sunshine5667891097654
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Barcelona is 15.6 °C.

Warmest month: August (23.7 °C)
Coldest month: January (8.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Barcelona is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, September, and October

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 24.72 inch on 72 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in La Coruña (Spain)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature13°13°14°15°17°20°22°22°22°19°16°14°
Night Temperature11°13°15°16°15°13°10°
Water Temperature14°13°13°14°15°17°18°19°19°17°16°14°
Precipitation (inch)5.164.093.393.273.071.930.981.142.484.094.575.04
Rainy days16161312138467111214
Hours of Sunshine345667886543
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in La Coruña is 14.1 °C.

Warmest month: August (18.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.4 °C)

The maximum water temperature in La Coruña is 19 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 39.21 inch on 132 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in La Coruña.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Madrid (Station Comunidad de Madrid)
fog     fog, 8 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 9 mph SSW
Air Pressure: 1024 hPa       Humidity: 81 %
Last updated: 19th Dec 2018, 12:30 pm
The next days …
20th Dec 201821st Dec 201822nd Dec 201823rd Dec 201824th Dec 201825th Dec 2018
light rain2 °C to 8 °Clight rain0 °C to 8 °Clight rain0 °C to 8 °Clight rain2 °C to 9 °Cmoderate rain3 °C to 10 °Cmoderate rain5 °C to 8 °C
2 °C to 8 °C0 °C to 8 °C0 °C to 8 °C2 °C to 9 °C3 °C to 10 °C5 °C to 8 °C
Clouds: 76 %Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 56 %Clouds: 29 %Clouds: 96 %Clouds: 60 %
0.02 in of rain0.02 in of rainNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.38 in of rain0.19 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Important Regions and Cities

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Spain: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 10 reviews for Spain holiday already. Average rating is 4.2 of 5 stars.
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    dieti, 73 years old was there in April

    For the season April 2018 too cold and too wet. years before in the same period already bathing weather
    Torrevieja mainland.

    Weather Rating: 2 stars – Tricky

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    Thomas, 57 years old was there in January

    In June near Zaragosso absolutely bad weather only rain, rain, rain.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Hannelore, 65 years old was there in September

    Simply super, we had a dream weather and could go every day to the beach and also in the evening without jacket stroll.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    dieter, 66 years old was there in September

    we are already 8 years after torrox -costa at the costa de sol and the weather was always good

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Ute, 56 years old was there in November

    sunny and warm, not hot.
    Pleasant for a city tour of Seville.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Traute, 72 years old was there in January

    It was overwhelmingly sunny, 28 degrees, almost always shirtwetter – for December/January very, very pleasant

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Alex, 29 years old was there in April

    On the day of departure the sun was shining.
    Every day there was pouring rain. The hotel did not invite me to stay and the associated restaurant spoiled my appetite for Mallorcan cuisine…
    I wish I could do it again, only then with an elegant hotel and a spacious SPA area.
    Therefore, in order to repair my deepest wounds from the last vacation, I need the 1000 EUR. 😉

    Weather Rating: 1 stars – Mostly bad

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    Erika Brown, 59 years old was there in March

    During the day in the sun around and at 26 degrees, at night pleasantly cool to sleep well without air conditioning

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christel, 51 years old was there in August

    wonderfully sunny, a light breeze at the sea, not too hot for longer walks and extended sightseeing tours, for the evenings a light cardigan is useful

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Stefanie , 18 years old was there in July

    The weather was just great. Had the best vacation with my girlfriends, was just awesome and super fun. Would be cool to win here to already have a small cost coverage for the next vacation with my friend.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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