Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Spain

We show the climate in Spain by comparing the average weather in 4 representative places: Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, and Bilbao.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Spain

Average High and Low Temperature in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F6433925069408356458861417653NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 51°F54°F61°F65°F73°F84°F91°F90°F81°F69°F58°F51°F
Barcelona 56°F57°F60°F64°F70°F76°F82°F82°F78°F71°F62°F57°F
Málaga 61°F63°F66°F70°F75°F82°F86°F87°F82°F74°F67°F63°F
Bilbao 53°F54°F58°F60°F65°F71°F75°F76°F73°F67°F59°F54°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 33°F34°F39°F43°F50°F58°F63°F63°F56°F48°F40°F34°F
Barcelona 41°F42°F45°F49°F56°F63°F68°F68°F63°F56°F48°F42°F
Málaga 46°F47°F49°F53°F58°F65°F69°F70°F66°F59°F52°F48°F
Bilbao 42°F42°F44°F47°F52°F57°F60°F61°F58°F53°F47°F43°F

Madrid

Average Hourly Temperature in MadridJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablehotwarmvery coldvery coldcomfortable

Barcelona

Average Hourly Temperature in BarcelonaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmvery cold

Málaga

Average Hourly Temperature in MálagaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcomfortablewarmhotcoldwarmcold

Bilbao

Average Hourly Temperature in BilbaoJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcomfortablevery coldcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Spain

Chance of Clearer Skies in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%884853937736NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 52%56%56%58%61%72%86%80%66%54%51%49%
Barcelona 58%58%58%58%57%69%84%78%64%55%56%58%
Málaga 62%63%62%63%66%79%92%86%68%58%59%59%
Bilbao 38%42%45%47%49%60%75%71%58%47%39%38%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Spain

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%234228213812NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 5.2d4.4d4.6d6.2d6.6d3.9d1.8d2.0d3.2d6.0d5.9d5.4d
Barcelona 3.5d3.5d4.3d5.1d5.4d4.0d2.9d4.1d5.7d6.1d4.7d3.6d
Málaga 5.8d5.2d4.6d4.6d2.8d0.9d0.1d0.4d2.1d5.4d6.0d6.3d
Bilbao 10.6d8.6d8.4d9.1d7.7d5.4d4.1d4.4d6.6d9.0d10.7d10.4d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Spain

Average Monthly Rainfall in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 in1.90.22.40.72.63.60.8NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaBilbaoBilbao
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 1.0″0.9″0.8″1.3″1.3″0.8″0.3″0.3″0.7″1.8″1.6″1.2″
Barcelona 1.1″1.1″1.2″1.4″1.7″1.0″0.8″1.2″1.9″2.4″2.0″1.1″
Málaga 1.9″1.7″1.4″1.3″0.8″0.2″0.0″0.1″0.6″1.8″2.6″2.5″
Bilbao 2.9″2.7″2.3″2.5″1.8″1.5″0.8″1.0″1.7″2.8″3.6″3.0″

Hours of Daylight in Spain

Hours of Daylight in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr15.19.3NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 9.7h10.7h12.0h13.3h14.5h15.0h14.7h13.7h12.4h11.1h9.9h9.3h
Barcelona 9.6h10.7h12.0h13.4h14.5h15.1h14.8h13.7h12.4h11.0h9.8h9.2h
Málaga 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.2h14.2h14.6h14.4h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.2h9.7h
Bilbao 9.4h10.6h12.0h13.5h14.7h15.3h15.0h13.9h12.4h11.0h9.7h9.0h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Spain

Chance of Muggy Conditions in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%614714NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Barcelona 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.5d5.6d15.5d17.5d9.4d2.2d0.1d0.0d
Málaga 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d2.5d9.9d14.1d8.7d1.7d0.1d0.0d
Bilbao 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.6d3.0d3.8d1.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Spain

Average Wind Speed in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph8.77.18.76.810.27.012.17.5NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 7.78.28.38.47.77.47.57.37.27.67.87.7
Barcelona 8.38.48.28.17.26.96.86.97.38.18.38.5
Málaga 9.710.09.59.18.27.57.37.17.48.09.19.8
Bilbao 12.011.510.610.28.67.97.77.68.510.111.412.0

Average Water Temperature in Spain

Average Water Temperature in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FNaN7755735971NowNowBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálaga
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Barcelona 56°F55°F56°F58°F63°F69°F75°F77°F75°F69°F63°F59°F
Málaga 59°F59°F60°F61°F63°F67°F72°F73°F71°F67°F63°F61°F
Bilbao 55°F54°F55°F56°F59°F64°F69°F71°F69°F64°F60°F57°F

Tourism Score in Spain

Tourism Score in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.50.58.11.98.34.18.21.3NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Spain

Beach/Pool Score in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.60.15.8NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Spain

Growing Season in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Spain

Growing Degree Days in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°FNowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Spain

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SpainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8.32.07.62.57.21.5NowNowMadridMadridBarcelonaBarcelonaMálagaMálagaBilbaoBilbao
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Madrid 2.33.44.86.17.18.08.17.25.63.82.52.0
Barcelona 2.33.24.65.86.77.47.46.44.93.52.42.0
Málaga 2.83.85.26.47.38.18.17.25.74.13.02.5
Bilbao 1.72.63.95.16.27.07.16.24.73.11.91.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, and Bilbao year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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