The best times to visit Barcelona for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 24th

or

September 3rd to November 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Barcelona

Temperature

Average temperatures in Barcelona vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Barcelona, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 84.8°F (29.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.4°F (21.9°C) at night.

Barcelona Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Barcelona Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Barcelona Perceived Temperature (F)

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Barcelona Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Barcelona Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 57.4 49 41.8
Feb 57.9 49.8 42.1
Mar 61.6 53.9 46.5
Apr 66 58.7 52.1
May 71.7 64.2 57.6
Jun 78.7 71.1 65.1
Jul 83.4 76.2 70.6
Aug 84.7 76.8 70.9
Sep 79.4 71.8 65.4
Oct 73 65.3 58.5
Nov 64.4 56.2 48.9
Dec 58.4 50.1 42.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 14.1 9.4 5.4
Feb 14.4 9.9 5.6
Mar 16.4 12.2 8.1
Apr 18.9 14.8 11.2
May 22.1 17.9 14.2
Jun 25.9 21.7 18.4
Jul 28.6 24.6 21.4
Aug 29.3 24.9 21.6
Sep 26.3 22.1 18.6
Oct 22.8 18.5 14.7
Nov 18 13.4 9.4
Dec 14.7 10.1 6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Barcelona are July, December, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Barcelona? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Barcelona.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Barcelona (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.7
Feb 8% 0 1.1
Mar 11% 0 2
Apr 15% 0 1.5
May 9% 0 2.1
Jun 7% 0 0.9
Jul 4% 0 1
Aug 8% 0 1.8
Sep 12% 0 2.1
Oct 15% 0 3
Nov 8% 0 1.6
Dec 6% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 1.8
Feb 8 0 2.8
Mar 11 0 5.1
Apr 15 0 3.8
May 9 0 5.3
Jun 7 0 2.3
Jul 4 0 2.5
Aug 8 0 4.6
Sep 12 0 5.3
Oct 15 0 7.6
Nov 8 0 4.1
Dec 6 0 2.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Barcelona has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is February (58% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (65.5%).

Wind in Barcelona is usually moderate. The windiest month is March, followed by December and January. March’s average wind speed of around 8.6 knots (9.9 MPH or 16 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Barcelona.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Mar 8.6 Gentle breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
Apr 7.9 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
May 7.8 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Jun 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Aug 7.1 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.2 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 8 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.9%
Feb 58%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 63.8%
May 63%
Jun 62.1%
Jul 61.9%
Aug 61.5%
Sep 62.1%
Oct 65.5%
Nov 61.6%
Dec 61.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Barcelona?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 13, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Barcelona, Spain is May, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Barcelona in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.6 in December means 43.6% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Barcelona Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.6°F (23.7°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Barcelona, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 59°F (15°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Barcelona to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 60.7°F (15.9°C) and 55.8°F (13.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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