Climate of Barcelona

What is the climate like in Barcelona? Is it very cold in winter? Can you go to the beach all year round? Discover the weather averages in Barcelona and pack suitably. 

The climate of Barcelona is subtropical-Mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters. It is common for it to rain all year round, but it is usually light rain.  

Winters in Barcelona

Winters in the capital of Catalonia are mild with average temperatures of maximum 55,4°F (13°C) or 59°F (15°C) and minimums of 40°F (4,5°C). During September and October, it is common for there to be several days of heavy precipitations due to the Gota Fría phenomenon, a sudden fall in temperatures that causes strong rain or hail and which occurs only in the Mediterranean. It can leave up to 80 litres per square meters in just a few hours.

Summers in Barcelona

Summers in Barcelona are hot during the day and cooler at night-time. During the months of July and August the average highs are between 83°F (28°C) and 84°F (29°C). The average lows are of 73°F (22°C) and 73.6°F (23°C). It is not very usual for it to rain during the summer.

When is the best time to visit Barcelona?

Barcelona is a city that can be visited all year round, since winters are not very cold and summers are not excessively hot. If you wish to enjoy a few days sunbathing on one of Barcelona’s beaches during your holiday, we suggest going between May and the end of July, since it should be hot enough to relax on the beach but not too hot like in August.