The best times to visit Madrid for ideal weather are

April 23rd to July 1st


August 27th to October 28th

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



Other Madrid Travel Info

Weather in Madrid


Average temperatures in Madrid vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 42nd 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 July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.4°F (19.1°C) at night.

Madrid Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Madrid Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 51.4 43.8 35.4
Feb 53.9 45.8 36.2
Mar 61 51.9 40.3
Apr 66.9 57.5 46
May 75.3 65.3 51.5
Jun 84.8 74.7 59.6
Jul 92.5 81.8 65.3
Aug 91.8 80.9 65.2
Sep 82.2 71.9 58.8
Oct 71.3 61.9 50.6
Nov 59 51.1 41.2
Dec 53 44.9 35.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 10.8 6.6 1.9
Feb 12.2 7.7 2.3
Mar 16.1 11.1 4.6
Apr 19.4 14.2 7.8
May 24.1 18.5 10.8
Jun 29.3 23.7 15.3
Jul 33.6 27.7 18.5
Aug 33.2 27.2 18.4
Sep 27.9 22.2 14.9
Oct 21.8 16.6 10.3
Nov 15 10.6 5.1
Dec 11.7 7.2 2.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Madrid are July, August, and then September. 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 July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.

When can you find snow in Madrid? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to mid December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Madrid is often around around December 17th 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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 1.2
Feb 14% 0 1.6
Mar 13% 0.8 1.5
Apr 20% 0 2
May 11% 0 1.5
Jun 9% 0 0.8
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 3% 0 0.2
Sep 7% 0 1
Oct 13% 0 1.8
Nov 11% 0 1.4
Dec 11% 2 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 3
Feb 14 0 4.1
Mar 13 2 3.8
Apr 20 0 5.1
May 11 0 3.8
Jun 9 0 2
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 3 0 0.5
Sep 7 0 2.5
Oct 13 0 4.6
Nov 11 0 3.6
Dec 11 5.1 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Madrid has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (25.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (60.9%).

Wind in Madrid is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 6.2 knots (7.1 MPH or 11.5 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 March where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 6.2 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.2 Light breeze 11.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 6 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Jul 5.6 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 60.3%
Feb 51.3%
Mar 42.1%
Apr 43.7%
May 35%
Jun 29.9%
Jul 25.2%
Aug 28%
Sep 34.7%
Oct 43.6%
Nov 54.1%
Dec 60.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Madrid?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 22, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Madrid, Spain is May, followed by February and March. 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 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

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 53.3 in December means 53.3% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Madrid Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 58.5°F (14.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 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 the least precipitation with 1 to 3 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 86°F (30°C) and 52.8°F (11.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 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 Madrid to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 58.5°F (14.7°C) and 50.3°F (10.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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