Barcelona weather guide: monthly weather forecast

Barcelona weather guide: monthly weather forecast
Barcelona weather guide: monthly weather forecast

It's a great place to visit all year round, but to find the perfect time you need a Barcelona weather guide - And here it is!

Here you will have all the forecasts from January to December with average temperatures, forecasts for sun and rain, advice on what clothes to take with you and some ideas on what to do in each season.

Let's find out all about the weather in Barcelona!


The climate in Barcelona is characterized by a Mediterranean climate with the hot summers y sweet winter.

Temperatures in Barcelona rarely drop below 8-10 ° C in winter, while the average in summer is 25 ° C.

La Privileged position from the city, with the mountains at one end and the sea at the other, offers a good protection against rain and bad weather thanks to the sea winds.

That being said, the best times to visit Barcelona are probably spring and fall, when it's neither too hot nor too cold and the crowd isn't too big.

Summer is a good time, however, if you want to make a stop, while in winter Barcelona temperatures can still be an escape from the colder regions.

Weather forecast in Barcelona by month


After the big Christmas holidays, you will find a surreal calm in the city.

January is indeed the coldest month of the year and you will feel it especially at night when the temperatures drop. The good side is thatit rarely rains and that there are not many tourists.

If you have decided to rent an apartment, make sure your host has heating or at least one heater. Remember that heating is not very common here, so it is not usually expected ... except in people like us from colder countries.

  • Medium high: 14 ° C
  • Minimum average: 5 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 14 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 9-10

As for the contents of your luggage, you will surely need a sweater, a coat, a hat, a scarf and, if you are especially sensitive to the cold, gloves.

Prevention is better than cure, so you need to make sure the sweater is warm enough. And remember, like Grandma said, you should probably dress in layers, that way you can take some off if you're too hot.

It is recommended to wear sneakers or even walking shoes, especially if you plan to walk a lot in the city.


it's the second coldest month of the year after January, but again the temperatures are not very low; expect them to be around 10 ° C. You will have many sunny days to enjoy your vacations.

Tourists haven't arrived in droves yet, but you can see some energy is picking up for spring. Carnival is a great event to attend during this time and a reason in itself to plan a vacation in Barcelona.

On February 12 we celebrate Santa Eulàlia. This festival pays tribute to the patron saint of the city who gave its name to the famous Barcelona cathedral.

Remember that the Mobile World Congress is also held during this period. Therefore, if you want to come, try to find a hotel in one of the best accommodation areas of the city as soon as possible, since the number of places available is really low.

  • Medium high: 14 ° C
  • Minimum average: 6 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 13 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 9-10

If you're packing for February, you'll need January-like clothing, which means a thick sweater over your normal T-shirts. You will likely need to remove it in the middle of the day.

Also, don't forget your proper scarf and shoes.


March is enough mixedtherefore difficult to predict.

He can really bother you with sunny days blow up or let you down with cold waves winter. The problem with Mars is that the temperatures in Barcelona are not that high, especially when the wind comes in from the sea.

Even though the days are longer and the weather is brighter, it is still one of the rainiest months of the year, although that may not seem like a big deal to some of our friends who live up north.

It is another month in which only the bravest dare to brave the sea, because even with rising temperatures, the weather in Barcelona is still quite cold. Now is the perfect time to taste local dishes like calçots.

  • Medium high: 16 ° C
  • Minimum average: 8 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 14 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 11-13

If you have it, I suggest you bring a rain jacket as you never know when you might be hit by a downpour. You should also bring a warm enough coat for the evenings.

That said, I'm not a meteorologist, but you can always check the Barcelona weather forecast to be sure. Instead of bringing a scarf, opt for something lighter, like a scarf.


Temperatures in Barcelona are rising and the smell of Spring is in the air.

Now is the perfect time to get out and visit amazing parks like Parc Güell. Even if you find some rainy days here and there we are almost safe from bad weather conditions.

If you plan to visit Barcelona during the Easter holidays, I regret to inform you that the sea is still too cold for swimming. Holy Week (from April 5 to 13, 2020) and the feast of San Jordi are among the most beautiful things to see in April.

  • Medium high: 18 ° C
  • Minimum average: 11 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 15 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 13-14

For this time period, I advise you to bring an umbrella, a light rain jacket or other light coat, and a light sweater for evenings when the temperature drops a bit.

You should also bring some short sleeve shirts and lighter shoes when the Barcelona weather bothers us with a taste of summer. More than 20 degrees is possible but rare.


We have finally reached my favorite month in Barcelona!

Here the average temperatures begin to rise and we begin to see the Barcelona that everyone knows and loves. You might even be lucky enough to have one of those rare 25-28 ° C days for an evening drink on one of the city's terraces.

Here we find the important events of Barcelona such as Primavera Sound and the F1 Grand Prix.

  • Medium high: 22 ° C
  • Minimum average: 14 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 16 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 14-15

Rain in May is not really a problem, but remember that it is still a possibility. Also be sure to bring a hat to avoid strong sun exposure.

It's still a bit early for the beach, but bringing a bathing suit or shorts is a good idea just in case. Even if you are not swimming, you can put down the towel to sunbathe a bit.

Also add t-shirts, a light sweater, a light jacket, and jeans for the evening. You can't go wrong with open shoes in addition to your sneakers. And yes, sunglasses too!


This is the month in which summer finally arrives in Barcelona and nothing proves it better than high temperatures, the long days that give you endless time to stroll through the best parks in the city and a almost total absence of rain (only 6 days on average).

It's time to put on your summer clothes and swimsuit and enjoy Barcelona in all its splendor, in one of the main attractions of the city. And did anyone mention the beach?

Remember that we are in peak season now, so you must book your attraction tickets in advance or you can queue for hours in the blazing sun.

  • Medium high: 26 ° C
  • Minimum average: 19 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 22 ° C
  • Number of hours of light per day: 15

Be sure to wear shorts, T-shirts, and light clothing that won't make you sweat.

A hat and sunglasses are a must. At the same time, make sure you have long pants and a hoodie in case it gets a little chilly at night.


Here we spend a warm climate in boilingThen I suggest you bring your arsenal of summer clothes from A to Z. Recently July in Barcelona has been very hot, but with the added advantage of not being so humid.

Here you will find the month with the least rain And you're practically guaranteed to have a sunny vacation just the way you want it. Heck, you might even want to take your beach vacation to another level by taking a trip to the Costa Brava.

The most important thing? Make sure your hostel or vacation rental is air-conditioned.

  • Medium high: 28 ° C
  • Minimum average: 21 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 24 ° C
  • Number of hours of light per day: 15

I would suggest wearing light colors so as not to amplify the heat, a hat, your bathing suit, sunglasses, and around 75 liters of sunscreen. You don't need long pants or hot tops.


August is the hottest month of the year. That is the climate of Barcelona we are talking about!

The weather can sometimes suffocate, especially when the sea breeze decreases and humidity increases. Make sure to avoid walking around town in the middle of the day without a bottle of water handy.

Remember to be careful with the beach; you may want to consider renting a large umbrella for some shade. As in July, you must buy your tickets online to avoid burning yourself in the queues.

Another great tip? Plan your visits to the best museums in Barcelona for half the day, as they have air conditioning.

Although many locals go on vacation, there are still many notable events left in August.

  • Medium high: 29 ° C
  • Minimum average: 21 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 26 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 13-14

Again this makes sense, but if you come to Barcelona on a hot day, pack a bathing suit, flip flops, sunglasses, shorts, and maybe (maybe!) A light sweater for the evenings.

Just be sure to change your beachwear before heading to a nice bar, as they won't appreciate all the sand that runs there.


For many, this is the best month to visit Barcelona, ​​because you finally have someroom to breathe after the heat of the peak summer season. Yes, the beginning of the month is quite hot, but in my mind it is ideal month for swimming.

Barcelona's temperature never gets too hot, and yet autumn feels miles away. In short, perfection! Towards the end of the month, there is always the possibility that temperatures will drop and even A little rainBut don't be afraid! Most of the best events of the month will take place in Salt.

  • Medium high: 26 ° C
  • Minimum average: 18 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 24 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 12-13

Your suitcase for September should be a mix of typical beach and summer clothing and some fall items. A light jacket is necessary for the evenings and pants / jeans as well.


The weather in Barcelona throughout October can be summarized in two stages: during the first 15 days of the month, the summer temperatures reach 20 degrees with a little rain, while in the second half of the month there is a great cooling when winter comes.

Usually in October I change my wardrobe and mix summer clothes with something a little warmer. The daylight here is dimmed, but you might be able to walk through the Gothic Quarter without wearing heavy warm clothing.

  • Medium high: 22 ° C
  • Minimum average: 15 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 22 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 10-12

Visiting Barcelona in October means bringing a little of everything, although a big coat may not be worth it just yet. Bring a light jacket or windbreaker, T-shirts or long-sleeved shirts, pants and a sweater for the evenings.

Only sunglasses and swimwear are needed at the beginning of the month!


Although it is not as cold as in other major European cities, November is a time to start covering. It is a month of great changes and the beach weather is really in the rearview mirror, as the football season is in full swing at the Camp Nou stadium.

At the same time it rains very little, so this is a perfect time to visit the city and take great pictures or take a walk around the city.

  • Medium high: 17 ° C
  • Minimum average: 9 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 19 ° C
  • Number of hours of daylight: 9-10

For a November suitcase, I'd wear winter shoes, a fairly thick sweater, and even a thinner sweater for the milder days on the calendar. Since it doesn't take up much space, I also suggest a scarf.


In December it can be very cold in Barcelona, ​​but at the end of the day, what did you expect? It wouldn't be Christmas break without a little chill. Again, it is still a period of light rain and beautiful winter sun.

Those who come to celebrate the New Year in Barcelona will have no difficulty walking around and discovering the many open-air spaces of the city. Just make sure you have enough coverage.

  • Medium high: 15 ° C
  • Minimum average: 6 ° C
  • Average sea temperature: 15 ° C
  • Number of hours of light per day: 9

If you are going to pack for the month of December, you will need 100% winter clothing: coat, windbreaker, scarf, gloves and sweater. As in January, you will need something lighter in case the temperature rises a bit.

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