It's summer time now in Spain, so you know what that means: much of the country is bathed in glorious sunshine, but that doesn't mean you're guaranteed great weather.
While Spain doesn't get as much rainfall as other European countries, some rain is a possibility at any time of year.
Weather in Barcelona in June
June is a great time to come to Barcelona as the extreme temperatures haven't arrived yet but it is still warm enough to sunbathe on the beach or to enjoy a beer on a terraza.
In 2008, when I was in Barcelona at the start of the month, the city was just emerging from a drought - in a really big way! I've never seen heavier rain!
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The weather in B arcelona in early June is excellent, invariably in the low to mid-20s celsius (70°F to 78°F) and cool but pleasant temperatures at night that stay in the mid- to high teens (57°F to 66°F). Rain is possible but unlikely.
By mid-June, Barcelona's weather has crept a few degrees higher, with temperatures over the past few years consistently hovering around 27°C (80°F) with nighttime temperatures around 18°C (64°F). It tends to be dry.
Late June tends to see Barcelona's weather get even warmer, sometimes approaching 30°C (mid-80s Fahrenheit), at night rarely dropping below 18°C (64°F).
- June 5 Averages High: 24°C. Low: 17°C.
- June 5 Records High: 27°C. Low: 13°C.
- June 15 Averages High: 25°C. Low: 18°C.
- June 15 Records High: 32°C. Low: 15°C.
- June 25 Averages High: 26°C. Low: 19°C.
- June 25 Records High: 30°C. Low: 15°C.
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Weather in Madrid in June
The weather should be hot and dry in Madrid in June. However, the Madrileños have an expression that is worth noting - "Hasta el cuarenta de mayo no te quites el sayo" (Until the fortieth of May, don't take off your raincoat", that is, don't put your wet-weather clothes away until June 9, even if it looks like summer has arrived, as the rain may come back.
The average maximum temperature in Madrid in June is 82°F/28°C and the average minimum temperature is 55°F/13°C.
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Weather in Andalusia in June
June is one of the best times to visit Andalusia. The weather should be really hot, but not to the dangerous levels it can reach in August. Rainfall is minimal in June in Andalusia.
The average maximum temperature in Malaga in June is 81°F/27°C and the average minimum temperature is 63°F/17°C.
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Weather in Northern Spain in June
Northern Spain is not as reliable as the south when it comes to weather, but you can be pretty confident that the weather in June will be mainly good, though there is a fair chance of rain for a few days each month.
The average maximum temperature in Bilbao in June is 72°F/22°C and the average minimum temperature is 57°F/14°C.
Weather in North-West Spain in June
Galicia and Asturias are heading out of their 'very wet' season, into plain old 'wet'. If you're elsewhere in Spain and are heading to the north-west, check the weather forecast before you come. Temperatures are rising but don't rule out some wet and chilly days.
The average maximum temperature in Santiago de Compostela in June is 66°F/19°C and the average minimum temperature is 57°F/14°C.
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