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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    Average
    Low

    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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan57.44941.8
    Feb57.949.842.1
    Mar61.653.946.5
    Apr6658.752.1
    May71.764.257.6
    Jun78.771.165.1
    Jul83.476.270.6
    Aug84.776.870.9
    Sep79.471.865.4
    Oct7365.358.5
    Nov64.456.248.9
    Dec58.450.142.8

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan14.19.45.4
    Feb14.49.95.6
    Mar16.412.28.1
    Apr18.914.811.2
    May22.117.914.2
    Jun25.921.718.4
    Jul28.624.621.4
    Aug29.324.921.6
    Sep26.322.118.6
    Oct22.818.514.7
    Nov1813.49.4
    Dec14.710.16


     

    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan8%00.7
    Feb8%01.1
    Mar11%02
    Apr15%01.5
    May9%02.1
    Jun7%00.9
    Jul4%01
    Aug8%01.8
    Sep12%02.1
    Oct15%03
    Nov8%01.6
    Dec6%00.9

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan801.8
    Feb802.8
    Mar1105.1
    Apr1503.8
    May905.3
    Jun702.3
    Jul402.5
    Aug804.6
    Sep1205.3
    Oct1507.6
    Nov804.1
    Dec602.3

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

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

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan8.1Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
    Feb8.1Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
    Mar8.6Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
    Apr7.9Gentle breeze15.1Significant breeze
    May7.8Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
    Jun7.3Gentle breeze13.7Significant breeze
    Jul7.3Gentle breeze14.1Significant breeze
    Aug7.1Gentle breeze13.4Significant breeze
    Sep7.2Gentle breeze13.5Significant breeze
    Oct7.4Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
    Nov8Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
    Dec8.5Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan62.9%
    Feb58%
    Mar59.8%
    Apr63.8%
    May63%
    Jun62.1%
    Jul61.9%
    Aug61.5%
    Sep62.1%
    Oct65.5%
    Nov61.6%
    Dec61.5%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Barcelona?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 May 03, 2018.


     

    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

    Key
    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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