Spain weather averages for holidays in 2016/2017

Check Spain weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2016/2017. Today's maximum temperature in Spain is expected to be 13°C, while the average maximum temperature in December is 10°C. The weather guide for Spain shown below is for Madrid. Read more about the weather in Spain.

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Spain weather averages

Check Spain weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Spain are July and August with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest months are July and August with on average 11 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is August with 4 days. The Spain weather averages shown below are for Madrid.

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Spain weather today

Here is the weather in Spain today, Monday 5th December 2016. Expect sunshine and showers in Spain with a maximum temperature of 13°C and 5 hours of bright sunshine. There are 0-2 mm of rainfall expected with 32% chance of some rain and a light breeze of 7 kph from the north-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Madrid.

  • 13
    °C maximum temperature
  • 9
    °C minimum temperature
  • sunshine and showers
  • 5
    hours of sunshine
  • 32
    % chance of some rain
  • <2
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 7
    kph wind from NE

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Spain weather overview

Spain is endowed with both mountainous and lowland regions and, with the stormy Atlantic lying off one coast and the balmy Mediterranean off the other, it is a land of many climates. Those who associate Spain with the sunniness of its Mediterranean region will be in for a shock if they travel to the north, where clouds and rain are frequently blown in from the Atlantic to cast a blight over warm summer days.

Rainfall eases off as you pass from west to east along the Pyrenees: the mountains and coast of north and northwest Spain are the wettest parts of the country and receive some rain every month.

In central Spain, most precipitation falls in the winter months and takes the form of mountain snow. Summers are hot, long and very dry, plagued by searing dusty winds. What rain there is comes in spring and very early summer, usually in short, intense bursts. Summer lasts longer the further south you go.

The eastern and southern coasts of Spain hold the Mediterranean resorts we all know and love. Here, you'll find oodles of sunshine (up to 12 hours a day in summer) tempered by gentle sea breezes. In the south, however, beware of the Leveche, a hot African wind which sometimes makes the summertime heat unbearable. Most of the area sees very little rain in the summer but, if you venture north of Valencia, you could encounter the occasional fierce thunderstorm.

What to pack for Spain weather

Light clothing is fine for summers spent in central Spain or the Mediterranean coast. Take cover-ups for the winter months and much warmer clothing for central Spain. If you are visiting the north, take slightly warmer attire and be prepared for rain.

Tropical storm risk: Spain hurricane season

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Spain holiday weather averages by month

Check Spain holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Spain weather with the United States

Below the Spain weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Spain (Madrid) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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