Spain Weather


Check on the weather in Spain before you book your holiday. Whatever kind of trip you are planning, take a look at today's temperature, the outlook for tomorrow and what the weather is usually like at this time of year. The weather guide shown below is for Madrid. Read more

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An overview of Spain weather

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.

Map of Spain

Select a destination from the Spain Map to view the holiday weather guide. Alternatively, select from the list of destinations below the map. Can't find the Spain weather destination you are after? Try the Destination Search.

Albacete   Alcoceber   Alicante   Almeria   Arrecife   Badajoz   Barcelona   Benicassim   Bilbao   Castellon   Ciudad Real   Cordoba   Formentera   Granada   Ibiza Town   La Coruna   Las Palmas   Leon   Madrid   Mahon   Malaga   Mojacar   Murcia   Oropesa del Mar   Oviedo   Palma   Pamplona   Peniscola   Puerto del Rosario   Salamanca   San Sebastian   San Sebastian de la Gomera   Santa Cruz de la Palma   Santa Cruz de Tenerife   Santander   Santiago de Compostela   Seville   Tarragona   Toledo   Valencia   Valladolid   Valverde   Vigo   Zaragoza  

Balearic Islands   Canary Islands   Costa Almeria   Costa Blanca   Costa Brava   Costa de la Luz   Costa del Sol   Costa Dorada   El Hierro   Formentera   Fuerteventura   Gran Canaria   Ibiza   La Gomera   La Palma   Lanzarote   Majorca   Menorca   Tenerife  

Spain weather by month

Check the weather for a particular month in Spain by selecting a month from the list below. Alternatively check which month usually has the Best Weather in Spain. If you are not sure where to go, why not try our Holiday Planner.


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