City of tapas, architecture and football

Weather in Barcelona

General Information

The climate in Barcelona is a mild Mediterranean climate. In simpler terms – cold and rainy winter,  but not a very cold city. Average rainfall in Barcelona is 1,000 ml, with most of them descending on the streets of the city in the rainy winter of the city. The temperatures in Barcelona range from 10°C on average in January to 24°C on average in August.

Average Temperature
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 10 10 12 13 16 20 23 24 22 18 13 11
°F 50 50 54 55 61 68 73 75 72 64 55 52

When is the best time for a trip to Barcelona?

The weather in Barcelona is pleasant for most of the year. However the ideal period for traveling the city is between the months May to the end of July. For the ones who wish to avoid the crowded city, can visit Barcelona during September – when the weather is not that hot anymore and most of the people, especially kids and families – has gone back to their routine.

Summer in Barcelona

Needless to say, you should try and avoid visiting the city in August, it is generally very hot and humid. Of course, some tourists has different issues they need to take into account, and some of them have no choice but to go on their vacation during the month of August (work constraints, Kids on summer vacation, last-minute deals etc. ). Therefore, If you are visiting Barcelona in August – make sure your hotel has a working air conditioning in their rooms (this is true also for June-July). When visiting Barcelona in the summer it is recommended to have a sunscreen lotion and a hat, the sun can be very strong during the day (for additional information – Summer Vacation in Barcelona and Beach Vacation Hotels).

Winter in Barcelona

From November to February the temperatures are cooler, averaging around 10°C to 13°C. Rain does not come to visit often, so even thug the temperatures are lower than summertime, the sun might still shine. However, it is highly recommended to be prepared and take an umbrella and a rain coat with you (for additional information – Winter Vacation in Barcelona).

Average Rainfall
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 33 41 33 37 54 11 25 64 75 87 34 35
Days 3 5 4 5 5 2 2 5 5 6 4 5



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