Barcelona has the quintessential Mediterranean climate. Even with a bit of humidity, Barcelona experiences hot summers and mild winters. This kind of climate ensures that the city and its lifestyle stay active, and you can spend long days outdoors without worrying about unfavourable climatic conditions. Here’s a monthly climatic breakdown so you can plan your Barcelona travels.
- March to May: As the Catalans say, “March is the month for summer invitation”. Barcelona experiences warm and sunny days from March to May. Sunny and clear skies mean that you can stay outdoors and even engage in physical activities like cycling, beach sports and rock climbing. The maximum temperature does not exceed 16°C (about 60°F), so this season is highly recommended if you’re going to explore Barcelona on foot.
- June to August: Barcelona experiences a rise in temperature from June to August, and the maximum temperatures go up to 28°C. These are summer months, so it is the perfect time to come to Barcelona for a sunny vacation or holiday. Light, breezy clothes are recommended as Barcelona easily experiences around 12 hours of sunlight in this season.
- September to December: If the sweltering Andulasian summer is too much for you; September is an amazing time for you to come and visit Barcelona. There’s a noticeable drop in temperature; with cool and breezy weather. Given the cloudy weather, the city becomes considerably easier to explore on foot.
- December and February: Even though winter in Barcelona is not as cold as in other European countries; the daily temperature can still drop down to 6°C (42°F). With 6 hours of average sunlight, winter isn’t so favourable for sightseeing or travelling. Snowfall is highly unlikely, but the city can experience rainfall on some days. If you’re eager to visit Barcelona during this period, make sure to avoid the beaches as the seas can be rough around this time. Pack warm clothes and carry an umbrella every time you step out.