Seasons in Spain

Than tourists are attracted by Spain? Reason number one: climate. Spain is famous for warm subtropical climate, with Mediterranean prevailing in the North Eastern coast and continental in the highlands in the Central part of the state. Spain has dozens of pristine beaches like on the Mediterranean coast and the Atlantic.

The picturesque coastline of the Peninsula, Balearic and Canary Islands allows you to enjoy the pleasures of beach holidays and water sports. Some of the best ski resorts in Europe are located in Spain in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Many parks and reserves scattered throughout Spain. And the bathing season on the Mediterranean resorts in Spain lasts from June to October. Ski resorts in Spain are all year round.
In Spain the hot summer succeeds a long but warm autumn. Mild winter, as a rule, contrasts with the cold winds that prevail in the valley Meseta. It is worth noting that here in winter to see snow – not uncommon, despite the fact that Spain is a warm country. However, closer to the February mountain terrace close to the Mediterranean coast again enveloped in pink clouds gorgeous flowering almond.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Spain

Spring in Spain, however, as in most European countries, one of the most beautiful times of the year, which pleases friendly flowering and rapidly rising temperatures. Especially beautiful during this period in the Canary Islands! Despite the fact that the beaches in March are already starting to become hot from the sun, yet warmed sea no bathing. In may the air temperature warms up to 26-28 degrees. And in Spanish the North at this time kicks off the traditional season of heavy rains.
Spring is very rich for the holidays season in Spain. The cold is replaced by warmth, the air becomes filled with energy and a pleasant sea freshness. It's time for endless comfortable walks and carnivals, which are so fond of the Spaniards. Undoubtedly, the customs and traditions of the locals like it, even visitors to the city for their uniqueness, dynamism and originality.

The climate of the spring months

(Madrid)

March
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
April
Max average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Spring holidays

Here is a list of the most popular holidays celebrated in Spain in the spring:
• 8, March – International women's day;
• March, 15-19 – "Fallas";
• March, 24-31 – Easter;
• April, 22-25 – the Festival of Moors and Christians in Alicante;
• April, 23 – the Day of St. Jorge and Miguel de Cervantes in Barcelona;
• May, 1 – the holiday of spring and labour;
• 10-15 may – Festival in honor of Saint Domingo in Rioja;
• May, 5-12 – Celebration of horses in Cadiz;
• May, 30 – corpus Christi in Tenerife.

Summer in Spain

In the summer season the air temperature in almost all regions of Spain exceeds 35 degrees. No exception and the capital Madrid. Because of the sticky heat most businesses closed for one of the summer months, and all the people in unison rushing to the sea, often creating traffic jams not only in cities but also on highways. July in Spain is the driest month, and even at night the air is warmed up to twenty or even more, degrees. Warmed up and the water in the sea, so in summer on the coast the height of the bathing season. In the Canary Islands hot African winds are neutralized by the freshness of the southern trade winds, forming the most comfortable conditions for rest.
Summer is vacation season, so people from all over the world seek to relax in warm countries, and, of course, abroad. If you are going on vacation, we recommend you to visit Spain. In the summer there is a lot of bright and unusual holidays, which should be everyone.

The climate of the summer months

(Madrid)

June
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1.5 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
Jule
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 15 mm (0.6")
August
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 10 mm (0.4")


Summer holidays

Here is a list of the most popular holidays celebrated in Spain in summer:
• June, 20-24 – the Lights of San Juan in Alicante;
• July, 6-14 – feast of San Fermin in Pamplona;
• July, 13-14 cider Festival in Asturias;
• July, 24 – the Feast of Saint Christina in Girona;
• July, 25 – Feast of St. James in Santiago de Compostela;
• August, 2,3, 6  – the Feast and celebrations in honor of St. Roque in Tenerife;
• August, 9-18  – the Holiday of grape harvest in Murcia;
• August, 28 – Feast of St. Augustine in Tenerife.

Autumn in Spain

For most Spanish resorts autumn is a blessed autumn season. September weather is like the beginning of summer, and the outflow of vacationers and students nice effect on prices. The temperature does not rise above 27 degrees and the sea over the summer warmed up to 22-24 degrees. Gradually the temperature is reduced, but the beaches are open until November. In the Central part of Spain increases the probability of rain, but it's a great time to visit museums and architectural monuments, holidays and music festivals. Autumn begins the traditional rut of deer in the Spanish forests and nature reserves, and ecotourism fans can watch their ritual fights. A stunner!

The climate of the autumn months

(Madrid)

September
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 30mm (1.2")
October
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
November
Max average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

Autumn holidays

Here is a list of the most popular holidays celebrated in the autumn in Spain:

  • September, 1 – the day of knowledge
  • September, 1-8 – the Holiday of grape harvest in Ciudad real;
  • September, 9-15 – Festival of bulls and horses in Castellon;
  • September, 7-17 - Fair;
  • September, 15 – the Feast of rice in Valencia;
  • October, 4-13 – the seafood Festival in Pontevedra;
  • October, 12 – Day of the Spanish nation;
  • November, 1 – all saints Day.

Winter in Spain

Soft on the Mediterranean coast of Spain winter in Cantabria or Asturias can turn into a storm by wind or snow, coming from the Atlantic. Humidity is also felt in the coastal resorts is the rainy season, as if to catch up for the dry summer opportunities. And in the Canary Islands is the peak of the season: warm and cloudless days. Velvet season in mainland Spain continued only in Sunny Andalusia's coast, where built many theme parks and Golf courses. And, of course, winter is peak season in the ski resorts of Spain. The country is preparing for Christmas, which is conducted on an enormous scale, the New Year, and the final new year celebrations are loved by children the Three Kings.

The climate of the winter months

(Madrid)

December
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2")
January
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (35.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")
February
Max average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8")

Winter holidays

Here is a list of the most popular holidays celebrated in winter in Spain:
• December, 6 – Spanish Constitution Day;
• December, 13 – St. Lucia Celebration on Gran Canaria;
• December, 25 – Christmas day;
• January, 1 – New Year;
• January, 6 – the Feast of the Magi (Three Kings ' Day);
• January, 17 – Holiday in Palma de Mallorca;
• January, 20 – a Holiday in San Sebastian;
• February, 1-6 – the Feast of Moors and Christians in Valencia;
• February,4-17 – Carnival in Cantabria, Murcia, Cadiz, Salamanca, Caceres;
• February, 10 – Feast in honor of the Holy Agedy in Segovia.