The best times to visit Costa Brava for ideal weather are
April 23rd to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Costa Brava Travel Guide
Other Costa Brava Travel Info
Weather in Costa Brava
Average temperatures in Costa Brava vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Costa Brava, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 87.8°F (31°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.9°F (17.7°C) at night.
Costa Brava Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Costa Brava 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.
Costa Brava Perceived Temperature (F)
Costa Brava Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Costa Brava 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 Costa Brava are December, January, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.
When can you find snow in Costa Brava? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Costa Brava is often around around March 5th when fresh powder is deepest. 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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Costa Brava.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Costa Brava (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
Costa Brava has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (57% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (72.2%).
Wind in Costa Brava is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 4.5 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late July where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Costa Brava.
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||2.5||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.3||Barely noticeable||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||12.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.1||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||12.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.2||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||13.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.1||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Sep||3.6||Barely noticeable||11.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.3||Barely noticeable||11||Significant breeze|
|Nov||3.1||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.6||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Costa Brava?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 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 Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Costa Brava, 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 Costa Brava 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 Costa Brava Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.8°F (24.9°C) and 61.6°F (16.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Costa Brava, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 83.6°F (28.7°C) and 58.1°F (14.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 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 Costa Brava to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.7°F (16.5°C) and 55.4°F (13°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.