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weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Spain

Since Spain is a large country with different climatic conditions, the period when you are here will certainly influence the kind of holiday you will have. Generally, spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) are considered the best time to visit Spain.

During this time you have great weather, less crowds, good prices and lots of things to do! And because these periods are off-season, accommodations are generally cheaper, restaurants aren't crowded and you don't have to spend half the day in line for the next attraction.

July and August are the high season in Spain

High season in Spain is during the sunny summer months. July and August are the wettest, busiest and most expensive in the coastal areas, and the least crowded but uncomfortably hot and dusty inland.

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It is actually best to visit the beaches in late spring/early summer (May or early June) or late summer (August to September, even October) to avoid the extreme heat.

So Spain can be terribly hot in the summer, winters can again be very cold inland (and very rainy on the coast), and spring and fall can be surprisingly cool.

However, no matter what date you visit Spain, you will not be disappointed. Year-round, there is great food, incredible museums, and a culture worth immersing yourself in.


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In the table below you can quickly find the average weather per month in Spain, the monthly temperatures or the most rainfall. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate North Spain by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 11 11 13 14 16 20 22 23 22 19 15 12
Precipitation (mm) 86 65 45 37 38 42 25 24 28 25 73 44

Weather data from: Bilbao

Climate East Spain by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 15 15 18 20 23 28 30 30 28 24 19 16
Water temperature (°C) 15 15 16 18 21 25 27 27 26 24 22 18
Precipitation (mm) 13 6 22 11 5 9 5 7 12 26 19 11

Weather data from: Valencia

Climate South Spain by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 14 14 16 18 21 25 28 28 25 23 18 16
Water temperature (°C) 17 17 17 19 20 23 25 25 24 22 20 18
Precipitation (mm) 21 26 26 18 11 6 1 4 12 27 29 26

Weather data from: Málaga

Climate Central Spain by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 10 11 15 18 23 28 32 32 27 21 14 11
Precipitation (mm) 18 17 25 23 13 8 4 3 9 30 30 21

Weather data from: Madrid




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Climate Spain

Spain has a varied climate due to its vast size and varied topography. Due to its Mediterranean climate, the country has hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The weather varies not only by location, but also by season.

Regional differences

Most of Spain has a Mediterranean climate, with a few notable exceptions. One of Spain's most notable climate zones is the central plateau, which covers much of the interior. This area has a continental climate, which means that summers are hot and winters are cold.

In winter it can get as cold as -10 degrees Celsius, while in summer it can get as hot as 40 degrees Celsius. With remarkable differences between day and night temperatures, the area is known for its extreme temperature variations.

Mediterranean coast

The Mediterranean coast, which forms the eastern and southern borders of Spain, is another important climate region. With mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, the climate in this area is typically Mediterranean.

In summer, highs are between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, while minima in winter are between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. Due to the long, hot summers and mild winters, this region is known for its beaches and sunbathing.

The North of Spain

In northern Spain, where the climate is milder, are Galicia and the Basque Country. These areas have mild and reliable weather throughout the year thanks to the Atlantic Ocean.

In summer, maxima are between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius, while minima in winter are between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. The lush, green landscapes and abundant rainfall make this area popular with lovers of the outdoors and nature.

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The Canary Islands

A subtropical climate, finally, is found in the Canary Islands, located off the coast of Africa. These islands experience constant warmth throughout the year thanks to their average temperature of 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. The islands are popular with travelers seeking a warm, tropical location because the weather there is consistently pleasant and sunny.

Lente in Spain

In Spain, spring lasts from March to May, and the weather is usually lovely with few rainy days. While it is 15 to 20 degrees in the middle and south, the average temperature in the north is between 10 and 15 degrees. Since it is not yet high season, there are not many tourists and the weather in Spain is usually pleasant, making it a good place to travel.

Summer in Spain

Spanish summers are typically hot and dry from June to August, with average temperatures in the south and center of the country of 25 to 30 degrees. In the north, temperatures are slightly colder, between 20 and 25 degrees.

Spain is busiest at this time of year because so many visitors come to enjoy the country's beaches and other attractions. But because it can get quite hot, drink plenty of water and limit your time outside during the hottest hours of the day.

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Autumn in Spain

In autumn in Spain, which lasts from September to November, the weather begins to cool down. While temperatures in the north are between 10 and 15 degrees, in the middle and south they are between 15 and 20 degrees, respectively. Spain is a good place to travel during this time of year because there are fewer people and the weather is usually nice.

Winter in Spain

Winter in Spain usually lasts from December to February and is mild and rainy. The average temperature in the central and southern regions of the country is between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius, although it can occasionally get warmer.

Temperatures in Galicia and the Basque Country, which are more northerly and usually warmer, average between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. Snow does not often fall in most of the country, but snow can fall at higher altitudes and in the mountains.


Click on a region of Spain to view the climate:

Climate North Spain (Bilbao) by month

North Spain has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for North Spain is 16° degrees and there is about 531 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 132 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 11 11 13 14 16 20 22 23 22 19 15 12
Night temp. (°C) 7 6 8 9 11 14 16 17 16 13 10 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 86 65 45 37 38 42 25 24 28 25 73 44
Days with rain 19 16 18 17 19 17 15 14 13 12 17 16
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Dry days 11 11 13 13 12 13 16 17 17 19 13 15
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 5 6 7 8 9 10 10 9 8 8 5 5
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 3

Weather data from: Bilbao

Climate East Spain (Valencia) by month

East Spain has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for East Spain is 22° degrees and there is about 146 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 286 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 15 15 18 20 23 28 30 30 28 24 19 16
Night temp. (°C) 7 7 9 11 15 19 21 22 20 16 11 8
Water temp. (°C) 15 15 16 18 21 25 27 27 26 24 22 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 13 6 22 11 5 9 5 7 12 26 19 11
Days with rain 4 4 6 6 5 4 4 5 6 6 7 4
Dry days 27 24 25 24 26 26 27 26 24 25 23 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 9 9 12 12 12 9 9 9 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 4 4 4 5 6 7 7 6 6 4 4 3

Weather data from: Valencia

Climate South Spain (Málaga) by month

South Spain has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for South Spain is 21° degrees and there is about 207 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 267 days a year with an average humidity of 68% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 14 14 16 18 21 25 28 28 25 23 18 16
Night temp. (°C) 10 10 11 13 15 19 22 23 20 18 14 12
Water temp. (°C) 17 17 17 19 20 23 25 25 24 22 20 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 21 26 26 18 11 6 1 4 12 27 29 26
Days with rain 8 8 11 10 6 3 2 2 5 7 7 6
Dry days 23 20 20 20 25 27 29 29 25 24 23 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 10 11 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3
UV-index 4 4 4 5 6 6 7 6 6 5 4 4

Weather data from: Málaga

Climate Central Spain (Madrid) by month

Central Spain has a mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and dry, and the temperature is mild in the winter. The average annual temperature for Central Spain is 20° degrees and there is about 201 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 249 days a year with an average humidity of 57% and an UV-index of 4.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 10 11 15 18 23 28 32 32 27 21 14 11
Night temp. (°C) 2 3 4 7 11 16 20 20 15 11 6 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 18 17 25 23 13 8 4 3 9 30 30 21
Days with rain 9 8 12 12 9 5 2 1 5 8 10 8
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 21 19 19 18 22 25 29 30 25 23 20 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 9 11 12 11 10 10 9 7 6
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 2 2

Weather data from: Madrid


Spain weather by month

What is the average Spain weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Spain weather

The weather for Spain over the next 14 days will be 7°C till 15° with one day chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Spain is based on the weather in Madrid.

5-day weather forecast Spain

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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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14°C
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Saturday
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Sunday
5 february
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15°C
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Frequently asked questions

Where is Spain?

Spain lies in a straight line about 7,276 km from India (New Delhi → Madrid).

How long is the flight to Spain?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Spain is approximately 10 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Spain?

These are the largest airports in Spain:

  • Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD) in Madrid
  • Barcelona International Airport (BCN) in Barcelona
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) in Bilbao
  • Valencia Airport (VLC) in Valencia
  • Zaragoza Air Base (ZAZ) in Zaragoza
  • Málaga Airport (AGP) in Málaga
  • Federico Garcia Lorca Airport (GRX) in Granada
  • Vigo Airport (VGO) in Vigo
  • Valladolid Airport (VLL) in Valladolid
  • Alicante International Airport (ALC) in Alicante

Airports on the well-known islands of Spain:

  • Majorca
    Palma De Mallorca Airport (PMI) in Palma de Mallorca
  • Fuerteventura
    Fuerteventura Airport (FUE) in Puerto del Rosario
  • El Hierro
    Hierro Airport (VDE) in Valverde
  • Gran Canaria
    Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Lanzarote
    Lanzarote Airport (ACE) in Arrecife
  • Tenerife
    Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Granadilla de Abona
  • Tenerife
    Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Ibiza
    Ibiza Airport (IBZ) in Ibiza (town)
  • Menorca
    Menorca Airport (MAH) in Mahón

How many inhabitants does Spain have?

Spain has 48,958,159 inhabitants.

How big is Spain?

The surface area of Spain is 505,992 km². It is 6x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Spain?

The capital of Spain is Madrid.

What is the currency of Spain?

In Spain, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 1 February 2023

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.011 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 88.05 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.14 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 8,804.55 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Spain?

The area code to call Spain is +34.