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The climate of Madrid: when to go to Madrid

The climate of Madrid is a mixed climate between the Mediterranean and the continental, the city is located over 650 meters above sea level in the center of Meseta. The climate of Madrid is defined by the inhabitants themselves among the worst climates in Spain, in fact there is the saying that describes the climate of the Spanish capital as “ten months of winter and two months of hell”.

TEMPERATURES

Due to its geographical position, the city has cool winters, with temperatures often below 8 ° C, and with night frosts and occasional snowfalls. Summers are very hot with average temperatures exceeding 24 ° C in July and August, with highs often reaching 35 ° C. The average maximum temperatures vary between 32.1 ° C in July and 9.8 ° C in January. The average minimum temperatures vary between 2.7 ° C in January and 19 ° C in July. Madrid has an average annual temperature of 15 ° C.

THE PRECIPITATIONS

The rains are rather scarce, the annual average rainfall is 400 mm. The relatively rainiest months are those between October and December and those between April and May. Summers are dry and hot. Madrid has an average of 60 rainy days per year. The months of July and August have on average only 2 rainy days each, while the month of May has 8 rainy days.

Snow falls on average for 4 days a year during the months between December and February. Frost days, i.e. with the minimum temperature below freezing, are 16 per year. The days of good weather are 97 per year. The city has 2,769 hours of sunshine per year. The fog is present for 24 days a year generally between November and February.

WHEN TO GO TO MADRID

The best months to visit Madrid are those of spring between April and May and the autumn months of September and October.

THE CLIMATE OF MADRID: CLIMATE TABLES

MADRID (667 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January2,79,833 6
February3,712,035 5
March6,216,325 4
April7,718,245 7
May11,322,251 8
June16,128,221 3
July19,032,112 2
August18,831,310 2
September15,426,422 3
October10,719,460 7
November6,313,558 7
December3,610,051 7
YEAR10,119,9421 60

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