The best times to visit Madrid for ideal weather are
March 5th to June 24th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Madrid Travel Guide
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Weather in Madrid
Average temperatures in Madrid vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Madrid, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 69°F (20.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.2°F (10.1°C) at night.
Madrid Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Madrid 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.
Madrid Perceived Temperature (F)
Madrid Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Madrid 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 Madrid are January, September, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.
When can you find snow in Madrid? Weather stations report a very small amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around November, especially close to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Madrid is often around around November 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 Madrid.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Madrid (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
Madrid has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (66.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (75.9%).
Wind in Madrid is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by August and September. July’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (6.9 MPH or 11.1 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 August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 14.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Madrid.
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||5.4||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.5||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.2||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.9||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.1||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.7||Light breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Madrid?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Colombia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 05, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Madrid, Colombia is April, followed by January and May. 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 Madrid in July. 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 Madrid Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 67.8°F (19.9°C) and 66.4°F (19.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 9 to 12 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Madrid, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 67.5°F (19.7°C) and 65.9°F (18.8°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Madrid to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69°F (20.6°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.