Weather in Spain in November

Fall Brings Cooler Temps and Some Rain

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November is the month when fall starts to turn to winter, more so in the north of Spain than in the south. Spain doesn't get as much rainfall as most other European countries, but showers are a possibility at any time of the year. 

Madrid in November

The weather in Madrid in November is chilly, so if you're spending time in the capital, pack accordingly. The average maximum temperature in Madrid in November is 57 F/14 C, and the average minimum temperature is 39 F/4 C.

Madrid may be one of the driest cities in Spain, but that doesn't mean you won't get some rain in November. Bring a jacket for the evening and rainwear or an umbrella, just in case.

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Barcelona in November

Temperatures in Barcelona in November tend to be cool but not cold. You'll experience a fair number of sunny days, though don't be surprised by some overcast ones, as well. Don't plan on swimming in the sea, however, or sunbathing on Barcelona's beaches. The average maximum temperature in Barcelona in November is 63 F/17 C, and the average minimum temperature is 46 F/8 C. 

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Andalusia in November

If you're seeking winter sunshine, you'll be pleased to know that Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain, is the one area where it may be possible to sunbathe in November—but there's no guarantee you'll come away bronzed because the weather in this part of the country varies considerably.

The popular city of Seville tends to be the hottest city in Andalusia but cools down considerably in November. Daytime temperatures average in the mid-60s F/20 C, and nighttime temps average 50 F/10 C. Rain falls on about seven days during the month, and heavy showers are possible.

The average maximum temperature in Malaga in November is 66 F/19 C, and the average minimum temperature is 5 F/11 C, but it can be the wettest month with heavy showers on about seven days of the month.

Still, you can expect quite a bit of sunshine during November even if the sea in this coastal town is a bit cool for swimming.

Northern Spain in November

The weather in November in the  Basque Country and surrounding regions in the North of Spain can be unpredictable. Rain and cold weather is common, but it's possible to experience some warm and sunny weather on the coast, such as in San Sebastian. The average maximum temperature in Bilbao in November is 63 F/17 C, and the average minimum temperature is 48 F/9 C. 

North-West Spain in November

Galicia, in the  North-West section of Spain, is by far the country's wettest region, so you should expect rain here in November. But while it will be wet, it shouldn't be too cold. The average maximum temperature in Santiago de Compostela in November is 60 F/16 C, and the average minimum temperature is 51 F/11 C.