The best times to visit Barcelona for ideal weather are
April 9th to June 24th
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.
Barcelona Travel Guide
Weather in Barcelona
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)
Barcelona Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Barcelona Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Barcelona.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Barcelona (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Barcelona?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.
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
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.