The best times to visit Spain for ideal weather are
April 16th to July 8th
August 13th 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.
Spain Travel Guide
Weather in Spain
Average temperatures in Spain 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 55th 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 Spain, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.9°F (18.3°C) at night.
Spain Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Spain 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.
Spain Perceived Temperature (F)
Spain Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Spain 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 Spain are July, August, 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 late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.
When can you find snow in Spain? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early to mid April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Spain is often around around April 9th 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Spain.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Spain (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
Spain has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68.7%).
Wind in Spain is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and April. March’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.6 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 mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Spain.
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||5.8||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.8||Light breeze||12.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.5||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|May||6.4||Light breeze||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.3||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.4||Light breeze||11.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.2||Light breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.4||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.1||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.6||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Spain?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Spain is July, followed by June 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 Spain in November. 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 Spain 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 61.1°F (16.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Spain, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 57.3°F (14.1°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 Spain to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 61.1°F (16.2°C) and 55.1°F (12.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.
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