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Best time to visit Madrid, Spain

Our verdict

The best time to visit Madrid is May-June

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

In summer, the temperature in Madrid can rise as high as 36℃ (96℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 0℃ (33℉) at night.

The sun stays up the longest in Madrid in June, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Madrid in April – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Madrid, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Madrid seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Madrid as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Madrid 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 Madrid

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 Madrid 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.

Madrid 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 Madrid 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

Madrid in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Madrid in February

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Madrid in March

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Madrid in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Madrid in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Madrid in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid 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.


Madrid in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Madrid in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Madrid in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid 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.

Madrid in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Madrid in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Madrid in December

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Madrid in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Madrid is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Madrid is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Madrid is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Madrid, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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