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Best time to visit Barcelona, Spain

Our verdict

The best time to visit Barcelona is June

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Barcelona such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, June is the best time of year to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 4℃ (38℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Barcelona, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. October sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Barcelona, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Barcelona seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Barcelona as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Barcelona is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Barcelona

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Barcelona for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Barcelona climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Barcelona for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Barcelona in January

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Barcelona in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Barcelona in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Barcelona in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Barcelona in May

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Barcelona in June

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Barcelona in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Barcelona in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Barcelona in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Barcelona in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Barcelona in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Barcelona in December

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Barcelona in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Barcelona is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Barcelona is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Barcelona is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Barcelona, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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