Best time to go to Spain for a perfect weather and where to go?
Get the most favorable time to visit Spain from seasonal averages in many locations like Blanes or Alicante right here.
When is the best time to go to Spain?
When is the best time to go to Spain? Here's some information to help you in your decision:
- In Spain, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
- The best months to go to Madrid are May, June, July, August, September and October
- On average, the warmest months in Madrid are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
- The rainiest months in this city are March, April, October and November
- The cities with the best climate are Alicante, Cartagena, Malaga, Marbella, Nerja, Torremolinos, Arenales del Sol, Ayamonte, Barbate and Cádiz, with good weather at least 11 months a year
- August is the best month for swimming in Alicante
Annual weather in Spain
For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Spain for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:
|Month||Our opinion||View Details|
|January||29°F to 63°F||tolerable weather*|
|February||29°F to 65°F||tolerable weather*|
|March||32°F to 68°F||tolerable weather*|
|April||38°F to 74°F||good weather*|
|May||45°F to 85°F||good weather*|
|June||52°F to 94°F||perfect weather*|
|July||58°F to 101°F||perfect weather*|
|August||58°F to 103°F||perfect weather*|
|September||50°F to 92°F||perfect weather*|
|October||45°F to 83°F||perfect weather*|
|November||36°F to 68°F||good weather*|
|December||32°F to 65°F||tolerable weather*|
Best time to travel to Spain by cities
Climate and Weather in Spain
In general, the climate in Spain is dry and mild in all regions. In this country, located on the border of France and Portugal and not far from Morocco, there are differences in the weather and temperatures, especially with the influence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees. From an Andalusian drought all the way to a Castilian freshness, changes are indeed varied within the Iberian Peninsula.
Climate in Castillia
Castilla has a continental climate, where the air is very dry and especially hot during the summer. In return, the winters are quite cold, especially in the capital, Madrid. It can sometimes get very cold, as in Salamanca, where it is not uncommon to see snow falling in the spring! The climate is quite close to that of Lisbon in Portugal and Bayonne in France.
Climate in Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria
The Atlantic coast of this part of Spain is particularly influenced by G. Thus, winters, like the summers are fairly mild and there are sometimes very high temperatures inland. The coasts are often watered by rain due to the presence of the ocean and it is not uncommon for the cold to arrive when evening falls, whether it be fall or spring.
Climate in Andalusia
Very hot, Andalusia offers very mild winters on the coast, but cold enough inland, as in Seville. In general, the weather offers very dry summers that are particularly long, stretching from May to October, with lots of sun. To the southeast of Andalusia, the rains are rare, which offers a fairly barren landscape.
Climate in Catalonia
A pleasant region, Catalonia offers mild winters and hot summers. In summary, one can find in Barcelona or Tarragona, a pleasant Mediterranean climate. The climate in this part of Spain is embellished with over 300 days of sunshine per year and a delicious sea breeze that wonderfully cools the Costa Blanca.
The Canary Islands
The Canary Islands are renowned for the warmth of their air, which offers a pleasant climate throughout the entire year. In the mountains however, at over 1900 meters high, it is not uncommon to observe the arrival of frost. Note that this is a generalized reputation because the climate change brought by the trade winds is not taken into account, which have the possibility of changing everything in an instant. Moreover, there are different microclimates on the islands, such as subtropical, sub-desert in the south of Lanzarote and subalpine in Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands (Ibiza)
Most of the Balearic Islands, a small Spanish archipelago, enjoy a warm Mediterranean climate with dry, rather mild winters. Note that there is much less rainfall in Ibiza, Formentera or the south of the island in Majorca, as in comparison to the rest of this region of Spain.
Temperatures and rainfall in Spain
On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Spain and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Madrid, Alicante, Andalusia, Barcelona and Benidorm, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Spain
Find out when Spain has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Spain
The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December. The number of visitors to Spain is high in: May, June, July, August, September and October.
- Very low season in Spain: January, February, March and November.
- Low season in Spain: April and December.
- High season in Spain: May, June, September and October.
- Peek season in Spain: July and August.
Figure: Visitor index for Spain month by month
Average price for flights to Spain
A return flight between Manchester and Alicante is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 83 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 60 more for your airline ticket to Alicante if you go in august.
Where to go in Spain?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
|Costa del Sol||61°F||63°F||65°F||68°F||76°F||83°F||88°F||90°F||83°F||77°F||68°F||63°F|
|Lloret de Mar||56°F||58°F||59°F||63°F||68°F||76°F||81°F||83°F||77°F||72°F||63°F||58°F|
very bad weather
What can I do in Spain?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping