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What's the temperature in Spain?

Where the sunshine follows you through every season

Spain is a country with a mild climate all year round but still preserves its seasonal contrasts. Here you can check the average temperatures and hours of sunshine in some of the main destinations. We also advise you on what type of clothing to bring for each season and provide you with more information on the weather in Spain.

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Temperatures in Spain


Are you interested in finding out about the weather in the main Spanish cities? We will tell you the average temperatures during each season and how many hours of sunshine there are. Any time of year is a good time to travel to Spain!

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 12º / 4º 173 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 23º / 12º 271 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 30º / 18º 315 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 14º / 7º 156 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 15º / 6º 173 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 21º / 13º 248 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 28º / 19º 260 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 18º / 9º 156 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 18º / 7º 196 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 24º / 14º 275 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 30º / 20º 295 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 18º / 11º 185 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 15º / 6º 105 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 21º / 8º 162 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 25º / 15º 175 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 17º / 8º 97 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 21º / 15º 201 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 24º / 18º 261 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 27º / 21º 283 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 24º / 18º 195 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 18º / 8º 194 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 25º / 14º 288 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 30º / 20º 306 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 21º / 12º 182 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 16º / 9º 181 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 23º / 15º 279 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 29º / 21º 296 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 20º / 13º 172 Hours

Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
January - March 13º / 5º 119 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
April - June 19º / 9º 192 Hours
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Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
July - September 24º / 13º 221 Hours
Month
Maximum/ Minimum (ºC)
Sunshine (Hours)
October - December 15º / 7º 104 Hours
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The weather in Spain

Spain is a sunny country with around 3,000 hours of sunshine every year. The temperatures are mild, but there are still differences depending on the seasons and areas of the country. The mildest temperatures are in spring and autumn, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors practically the whole day long. Maximum temperatures are reached during the months of July and August, which are hot and dry throughout the whole country. The coldest temperatures occur during the months of December, January and February, which are the months with the most rainfall, mainly in the north of Spain.-It is essential to pack:-Sunglasses, which you will use all year round.-Comfortable footwear, especially if you visit museums, go sightseeing in cities or hike in nature.-A light, comfortable backpack to carry your things, for example, sunglasses, sun cream, a bottle of water and a small travel umbrella for any eventuality.

Spring - from March to June

Many people would agree that this is the best season for visiting Spain. The sun is almost always out and every day there are more hours of sunshine for enjoying the outdoors during strolls, evenings on the terraces, nature getaways...Take short-sleeve tops, or long-sleeve tops in thin materials, jeans and brightly coloured dresses. Accessories, such as sunglasses, a sun hat, a pashmina and some sandals may be good travelling companions for enjoying sunny mornings and afternoons. A popular saying (“En abril, aguas mil” (April showers)) warns us to also pack a small travel umbrella for the occasional brief but intense showers.  

Tourists on a street in Córdoba

Summer - from June to September

The months of June, July, August and September are the hottest and driest. Daytime temperatures are usually over 30 degrees centigrade. In inland areas and in the south, temperatures may be over 20 degrees at night. The north has a milder climate with cooler temperatures and some rainfall in regions such as Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria.The essential thing to pack for summer in Spain is swimwear for enjoying the beach. We recommend wearing light-coloured clothing. White clothing is also a prominent part of Ibiza fashion. These garments are flattering and comfortable in thin, floaty fabrics, such as linen and cotton. For footwear, sandals or flip flops are usually worn. Sleeveless styles and shorts are also common. 

Family on the beach

Autumn - from September to December

The temperature starts to drop and it is colder first thing in the morning and late afternoon. Warm clothing, a light scarf and jackets or blazers start to become necessary. At this time of year there are still many sunny days, especially from Madrid towards the south.Many people recommend taking several layers of light clothing rather than heavy or very warm coats. This way, you can easily adapt to any time of the day. For example, when the evening comes, you may feel colder in mountain areas, or in coastal regions due to the humidity. There are occasional storms and flurries of cold weather in autumn.

Ambroz Valley (Extremadura)

Winter - from December to March

These are the coldest months. Even though Spain is not a rainy country, we recommend that you carry an umbrella. In the north, rainfall is frequent during these months. Across the rest of the country, there may be several rainy days. A rain jacket may be a good idea.We recommend that you pack warm clothing and accessories, such as a scarf and gloves. Across most of the country, waterproof boots are not really necessary, and comfortable footwear tends to be recommended, perhaps boots, and thicker socks. Garments made of warm fabrics like wool, flannel and fleece, thermal underwear, tights and winter coats are required, especially in rural environments. If you go to the Canary Islands, winter is very different and you won’t need more than a light jacket. 

Girl in the Sierra Nevada mountain range