Barcelona weather: Average temperature and 7 day forecast

Barcelona has a typical Mediterranean climate. The Mediterranean climate is situated between the Latitude Range: 30° - 45° N and in the east of the continents. The winter is relativly humid but mild and the summer is dry. The rainy seasons are the once in between, autumn and spring. The distinguishing marks of this climate are the 3 to 5 months of the dry summer, which is caused by the sinking air of the subtropical highs. There are very few days of extreme temperature, heat or cold, and that`s why the average of the minimum and the maximum in Barcelona is temperate, typical for the Mediterranean mild climate.

Average temperature in Barcelona per months of the last 3 years

In the following graphic the average values of the monthly temperature in Barcelona are shown. The datas are calculated from the registered temperatures between 2005 and 2017, which are published by the Observatorio Fabra of Barcelona,. Longitud 02º 12' 04'' E. Greenwich / Latitud 41º 23' 12'' N / Altitud 25 m.

Temperature in Celsius ºC Temperature in Fahrenheit ºF
  Average   Average
  Average Max Min   Average Max Min
January 9,2 12,6 5,8 January 48.2 53.6 41
February 10,3 14,2 6,4 February 50 57.2 42.8
March 12,1 16,2 8 March 53.6 60.8 46.4
April 14,2 18,3 10 April 57.2 64.94 50
May 18 22,5 13,3 May 64.4 72.5 55.94
June 22,8 27,3 18,25 June 73.4 45.14 64.85
July 25 29,5 20,5 July 77 85.1 68.9
August 24,2 28,7 19,7 August 75.56 83.66 67.46
September 20,5 24,7 16,4 September 68.9 76.46 61.52
October 17,45 20,9 14,1 October 63.41 69.62 57.38
November 13,2 16,7 9,6 November 55.76 62.06 49.28
December 10,87 14 7,8 December 51.57 57.2 46.04

 

Temperature graphic in degrees Cº
Temperature graphic in degrees Cº

Rainfall

Precipitations The annual average of rainfall in Barcelona are 90 days. But it must be mentioned, that entire days of rain and days with completely covered skies are very rare and are less frequent than in the continental climate. And it must also be said that it's rarely raining day after day.The summer thunderstorms can be very rough but short and after a a thunderstorm, within a few minutes the sun is shining again and the sky is blue without a cloud. Snow is very rarely seen in Barcelona and is something exceptional and when this happens the surprise of the "Barceloneses" is that big that they enjoy the moment a lot. But if it lasts a bit longer (which is very unusual) the joy is vanishing immediately and they want to go back" to normality" and that means a clear sky and sun!!

Average number of days with rain or snow in Barcelona in 2015, 2016 and 2017

  Days of rain Days of snow
January 8,6 0
February 9,3 0,6
March 8 0,3
April 10,3 0
May 7 0
June 6 0
July 8 0
August 11 0
September 11 0
October 11,6 0
November 7 0
December 6 0,3

Source: Observatorio Fabra

The weather in Barcelona today and the next 7 days

Curiosities and climate data in Barcelona

The 5 warmest days since 1914

  • July 6, 1982: 39.8ºC / 103,64ºF
  • July 7, 1982: 39.6ºC / 103,28ºF
  • August 15, 1987: 38.4ºC / 101,12ºF
  • August 13, 2003: 38.4ºC / 101,12ºF
  • August 27, 2010: 37.9ºC / 100,22ºF

The coldest 5 days since 1914

  • February 11, 1956: -10.0ºC / 14ºF
  • February 12, 1956: - 9.6ºC / 14,72ºF
  • February 13, 1956: - 8.9ºC / 15,98ºF
  • February 3, 1956: - 7.7ºC / 18,14ºF
  • February 4, 1956: - 7.2ºC / 19,04ºF

How many days of snow has there been in Barcelona in the last 10 years?

From the year 2008 to 2017 in Barcelona it has snowed 24 days; that is, an average of 2.4 days per year. Of those 24 days, 9 correspond to 2010 and 5 to 2009. During those 10 years, in 4 of them, there was no snowfall.

And how many days the sky was covered?

The average number of days in which the sky has been totally covered at any time of the day is 78 days a year, that is, 6.5 days a month. The year with fewer days covered was 2012 with 60 days and the one with the most days is 2015 with 86.

And how many lightning strike over Barcelona?

Let's see. From 2008 to 2017 the average number of days in which lightning have struck over Barcelona is 10.3; that is, 0.85 per month. The year that fewer lightning have struck was 2010, a year in which only 3 days were recorded with some lightning and the year of more days with lightning was 2014 with 16 days.