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Check Spain weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Spain is expected to be 34°C, while the average maximum temperature in August is 32°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Madrid.

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Spain weather averages: best month

Spain Best month Averages
Warmest July & August 32°C
Sunniest July & August 11 hours per day
Least rain August 4 days

Spain climate guide

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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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The Spain tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Madrid, Spain.

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Spain 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 USA

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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