Spain climate guide

Temperature in Spain (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
10°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Spain (Madrid)10
12°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Spain (Madrid)12
15°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Spain (Madrid)15
18°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Spain (Madrid)18
22°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Spain (Madrid)22
28°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Spain (Madrid)28
32°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Spain (Madrid)32
32°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Spain (Madrid)32
27°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Spain (Madrid)27
20°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Spain (Madrid)20
14°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Spain (Madrid)14
10°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Spain (Madrid)10
Min temperature (night-time)
1°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Spain (Madrid)1
2°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Spain (Madrid)2
4°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Spain (Madrid)4
6°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Spain (Madrid)6
9°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Spain (Madrid)9
14°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Spain (Madrid)14
17°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Spain (Madrid)17
16°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Spain (Madrid)16
14°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Spain (Madrid)14
9°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Spain (Madrid)9
4°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Spain (Madrid)4
2°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Spain (Madrid)2

Sunshine & Daylight in Spain

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
10 hours of daylight per day in January in Spain (Madrid)10
11 hours of daylight per day in February in Spain (Madrid)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Spain (Madrid)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in Spain (Madrid)13
14 hours of daylight per day in May in Spain (Madrid)14
15 hours of daylight per day in June in Spain (Madrid)15
15 hours of daylight per day in July in Spain (Madrid)15
14 hours of daylight per day in August in Spain (Madrid)14
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Spain (Madrid)12
11 hours of daylight per day in October in Spain (Madrid)11
10 hours of daylight per day in November in Spain (Madrid)10
9 hours of daylight per day in December in Spain (Madrid)9

Rainfall in Spain

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
14 days with some rainfall in January in Spain (Madrid)14
13 days with some rainfall in February in Spain (Madrid)13
12 days with some rainfall in March in Spain (Madrid)12
12 days with some rainfall in April in Spain (Madrid)12
11 days with some rainfall in May in Spain (Madrid)11
8 days with some rainfall in June in Spain (Madrid)8
5 days with some rainfall in July in Spain (Madrid)5
4 days with some rainfall in August in Spain (Madrid)4
7 days with some rainfall in September in Spain (Madrid)7
11 days with some rainfall in October in Spain (Madrid)11
12 days with some rainfall in November in Spain (Madrid)12
14 days with some rainfall in December in Spain (Madrid)14
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
45 mm monthly rainfall in January in Spain (Madrid)45
44 mm monthly rainfall in February in Spain (Madrid)44
36 mm monthly rainfall in March in Spain (Madrid)36
45 mm monthly rainfall in April in Spain (Madrid)45
42 mm monthly rainfall in May in Spain (Madrid)42
28 mm monthly rainfall in June in Spain (Madrid)28
11 mm monthly rainfall in July in Spain (Madrid)11
12 mm monthly rainfall in August in Spain (Madrid)12
27 mm monthly rainfall in September in Spain (Madrid)27
48 mm monthly rainfall in October in Spain (Madrid)48
55 mm monthly rainfall in November in Spain (Madrid)55
47 mm monthly rainfall in December in Spain (Madrid)47

More climate for Spain

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in January in Spain (Madrid)2
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in February in Spain (Madrid)3
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in March in Spain (Madrid)5
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in April in Spain (Madrid)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in May in Spain (Madrid)8
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in June in Spain (Madrid)9
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in July in Spain (Madrid)9
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in August in Spain (Madrid)8
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in September in Spain (Madrid)6
UV (maximum) index 4 (Moderate) in October in Spain (Madrid)4
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in November in Spain (Madrid)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in December in Spain (Madrid)2
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in February in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in March in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in April in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in May in Spain (Madrid)0
Low heat & humidity in June in Spain (Madrid)L
Moderate heat & humidity in July in Spain (Madrid)M
Moderate heat & humidity in August in Spain (Madrid)M
No heat & humidity in September in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in October in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in November in Spain (Madrid)0
No heat & humidity in December in Spain (Madrid)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Spain, represented by Madrid, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Spain climate overview

Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula at the western extremity of the European mainland. Its urban attractions range from the grand and cosmopolitan cities of Madrid and Barcelona, to atmospheric Mediterranean towns and cities with their history of Roman settlement, and more evident remains of the Moorish occupation.

Central Spain is dominated by a vast central elevated plateau. This is heavily dissected by river gorges into several rugged sierras. The natural vegetation high up on the plains is little more than arid scrub, but pine forests and deciduous woodland cling to river valleys and gorges below.

The soils are generally poor but do support crops of wheat and barley. Mainly because of its altitude, Spain's interior has cold winters with showers and snow flurries, contrasting with hot dry summers.

The Pyrenees are the highest mountains in Spain and lie along its northern border with France. The sheer magnitude of the scenery is spectacular with a mixture of desolate scree and pockets of pine forest. Frequent and heavy winter snowfall is often accompanied by cloud and high winds. The summers are much drier with plenty of sun and warm temperatures.

The lowland plains of Spain adjacent to both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines support extensive agriculture. In the south this ranges from olives and oranges to vegetables and fruit for northern European supermarkets. Except at higher elevations wine is produced almost everywhere. The Atlantic coast is the wettest part of the country with rain throughout the year, cool winters and warm summers.

The Mediterranean coast including the Balearic Islands of Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza has a much drier climate with hardly any rain in the summer months. This makes the Balearic Islands, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, and the Costa del Sol among the most popular holiday destinations in all of Europe with most resorts enjoying at least 10 hours of sunshine per day at the height of summer.

The Canary Islands, lying off the coast of Africa 1,500 kilometres (825 miles) to the south-west, are also part of Spain. Summers on these volcanic islands are actually cooler than on the Spanish mainland because of the surrounding ocean. However, being that much further south, the climate in winter is far milder with temperatures at sea level hardly ever falling below 10°C, even at night. What little rain there is here falls during the winter months from November to March.

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