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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Granada Spain

In Granada, the summers are short, hot, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 93°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 100°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Granada for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Climate in Granada

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Granada weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 10, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest month of the year in Granada is July, with an average high of 92°F and low of 61°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 15 to March 7, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest month of the year in Granada is January, with an average low of 32°F and high of 54°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Granada

Average High and Low Temperature in GranadahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 1554°FJan 1554°FJul 2393°FJul 2393°F32°F32°F61°F61°FJun 1585°FJun 1585°FSep 1085°FSep 1085°FNov 1562°FNov 1562°FMar 762°FMar 762°F56°F56°F57°F57°F40°F40°F37°F37°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 54°F58°F63°F68°F76°F86°F92°F91°F83°F72°F61°F55°F
Temp. 42°F45°F51°F55°F62°F72°F77°F76°F69°F59°F49°F43°F
Low 32°F35°F39°F43°F49°F56°F61°F60°F55°F48°F40°F34°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Granada

Average Hourly Temperature in GranadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotvery cold
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.

Bodfish, California, United States (5,911 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Granada (view comparison).

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In Granada, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Granada begins around June 10 and lasts for 2.9 months, ending around September 6.

The clearest month of the year in Granada is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 91% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around September 6 and lasts for 9.1 months, ending around June 10.

The cloudiest month of the year in Granada is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 46% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Granada

Cloud Cover Categories in GranadaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2093%Jul 2093%Oct 3153%Oct 3153%Jun 1072%Jun 1072%Sep 673%Sep 673%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 42%42%41%40%37%22%9%15%33%44%45%46%
Clearer 58%58%59%60%63%78%91%85%67%56%55%54%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Granada varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.8 months, from September 26 to May 20, with a greater than 10% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Granada is November, with an average of 5.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 4.2 months, from May 20 to September 26. The month with the fewest wet days in Granada is July, with an average of 0.4 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Granada is November, with an average of 5.4 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 19% on October 30.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Granada

Daily Chance of Precipitation in GranadawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Oct 3019%Oct 3019%Jul 311%Jul 311%Jan 118%Jan 118%May 2010%May 2010%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 4.8d4.1d4.0d4.4d3.3d1.2d0.4d0.6d2.2d5.1d5.4d5.5d
Mixed 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Any 5.0d4.3d4.1d4.4d3.3d1.2d0.4d0.6d2.2d5.1d5.4d5.5d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Granada experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.5 months, from September 14 to May 29, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Granada is November, with an average rainfall of 1.8 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 29 to September 14. The month with the least rain in Granada is July, with an average rainfall of 0.1 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Granada

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 1.3″1.2″1.0″1.0″0.7″0.3″0.1″0.1″0.5″1.5″1.8″1.7″

The length of the day in Granada varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 36 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Granada

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 9.9h10.9h12.0h13.2h14.2h14.7h14.4h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.2h9.7h

The earliest sunrise is at 6:53 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 42 minutes later at 8:35 AM on October 29. The earliest sunset is at 5:56 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 3 hours, 42 minutes later at 9:38 PM on June 28.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Granada during 2022, starting in the spring on March 27, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 30.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Granada

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in GranadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMJun 136:53 AMJun 136:53 AM9:38 PMJun 289:38 PMJun 28Dec 65:56 PMDec 65:56 PM8:35 AMOct 298:35 AMOct 29Mar 27DSTMar 27DSTDSTOct 30DSTOct 30daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2022. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Granada

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Granada, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Granada

Humidity Comfort Levels in GranadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 90%Mar 90%Aug 171%Aug 171%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.3d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Granada experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from October 28 to May 17, with average wind speeds of more than 6.9 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Granada is February, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 17 to October 28. The calmest month of the year in Granada is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Granada

Average Wind Speed in GranadawindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphFeb 218.2 mphFeb 218.2 mphAug 285.7 mphAug 285.7 mphOct 286.9 mphOct 286.9 mphMay 176.9 mphMay 176.9 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 7.58.07.77.86.96.25.95.85.96.67.37.6

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Granada varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 6.9 months, from March 17 to October 15, with a peak percentage of 44% on May 2. The wind is most often from the east for 5.1 months, from October 15 to March 17, with a peak percentage of 31% on January 1.

Wind Direction in Granada

Wind Direction in GranadaEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Granada is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 9 to September 20, with an average temperature above 71°F. The month of the year in Granada with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 74°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 5.1 months, from November 30 to May 1, with an average temperature below 62°F. The month of the year in Granada with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 59°F.

Average Water Temperature in Granada

Average Water Temperature in GranadawarmcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°FAug 1374°FAug 1374°F59°FFeb 1959°FFeb 19Jul 971°FJul 971°FSep 2071°FSep 2071°FNov 3062°FNov 3062°FMay 162°FMay 162°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 59°F59°F59°F61°F64°F68°F72°F74°F72°F67°F63°F61°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Granada throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Granada for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid May to mid July and from mid August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of June.

Tourism Score in Granada

Tourism Score in Granadabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.57.51.01.07.47.46.76.7NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Granada for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August, with a peak score in the third week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Granada

Beach/Pool Score in Granadabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.78.70.00.0NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

The growing season in Granada typically lasts for 7.7 months (235 days), from around March 27 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 26 or after April 24, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Granada

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Granadagrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Mar 2750%Mar 2750%Nov 1750%Nov 1790%Apr 2490%Apr 2490%Oct 2790%Oct 2710%Feb 2610%Feb 2610%Dec 710%Dec 70%Jan 170%Jan 17Jul 30100%Jul 30100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Granada should appear around March 1, only rarely appearing before February 14 or after March 20.

Growing Degree Days in Granada

Growing Degree Days in GranadaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°FMar 188°FMar 188°FJun 4900°FJun 4900°FJul 141,800°FJul 141,800°FDec 314,018°FDec 314,018°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 11 to August 21, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Granada is July, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from October 28 to February 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.6 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Granada is December, with an average of 2.5 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Granada

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in GranadabrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJul 28.3 kWhJul 28.3 kWhDec 162.4 kWhDec 162.4 kWhMay 117.2 kWhMay 117.2 kWhAug 217.2 kWhAug 217.2 kWhOct 283.6 kWhOct 283.6 kWhFeb 113.6 kWhFeb 113.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 2.83.85.26.47.48.28.27.35.74.13.02.5

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Granada are 37.188 deg latitude, -3.607 deg longitude, and 2,260 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Granada contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,142 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,349 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,347 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,368 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Granada is covered by artificial surfaces (50%), cropland (27%), and trees (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (47%) and trees (19%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Granada, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Granada.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Granada according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Granada is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Granada and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Granada and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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