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What Is The Climate In Madrid Like?

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This page gives you a summary of the year round climate in Madrid and an description of what the weather is like. You will also find specific details of the average monthly temperatures.

This forecast also gives details of wind strength and direction as well as maximum and minimum temperatures.

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The Yearly Climate In Madrid

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Winter in Madrid is bright and sunny

Due to Madrid's high altitude of 650 metres, it experiences quite different temperatures in the summer and the winter. The most pleasant warm weather falls between May and mid July when average temperatures are between 20 and 32 degrees Celsius (68°F - 90°F).

Towards the end of July, and throughout August, it can get hot with temperatures sometimes reaching 40 degrees Celsius (100°F). Night-time temperatures remain around 18 degrees Celsius (64°F). However, the climate in Madrid is low in humidity, therefore making the high temperatures easier to tolerate.

September is a pleasant month, with temperatures back down to around 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). October is also still fairly warm with an average daytime temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and is still a pleasant time to visit.

The weather in Madrid is predominantly dry, but that doesn't mean that rain can be ruled out. Especially in the winter months. Do bear in mind that these temperatures are averages, and the weather may fluctuate from the normal

Winter Climate

In November the temperatures drop, and the daily average is 12 degrees Celsius (55°F), dropping to 9 degrees Celsius (48°F) in December.

Tip Night time temperatures can drop below freezing in winter, so be prepared to wrap up warm and check that your accommodation has heating.

A Little Known Fact About the Weather In Madrid

It is one of the healthiest in Europe due to its close proximity to the mountains of the Somosierra (to the north and north-east), and Guadarrama (north-east) and Toledo (south and east). Pure air flows into the city from almost all sides.

Average monthly temperatures

Month Average Daytime Temp °C
Average Daytime Temp °F
January 10 50
February 12 54
March 16 60
April 18 64
May 20 68
June 27 80
July 32 90
August 30 86
September 25 77
October 20 68
November 12 55
December 9 48

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