Today in Madrid, Spain
Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Low 43F. Winds SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch. Locally heavier rainfall possible.
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 49F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
This weather data was last updated 2021-01-21 22:25:01.
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Because of its location the climate in the city of Madrid can be extreme both in the hot season and the cold season. One of the jokes which people in Spain make about Madrid weather is that they have nine months of winter and then three months of hell (Nueve meses de invierno y tres de infierno). The location of the city pretty much ensures that you will have extremely cold winters and scorching summers. There are, of course, plenty of people who like the type of weather that you find in Madrid but it is understandable why a lot of people would try to stay away from it. To understand the weather in Madrid, you have to know what affects this weather. A lot of the influence comes from the Mediterranean while in the winter winds from the north can have a severe affect in the weather.
The Hottest Months
Madrid weather will experience some of the hottest summers in Europe. It is closely behind the summers in Athens. July and August are the hottest months of the year. July is the hottest but not by much. The temperatures in July average a high of 31.2 Celsius (88.2 Fahrenheit) while in August the average high temperature is 30.7 Celsius (87.3 Fahrenheit). It is not rare to see several days with temperatures around the mid-30s Celsius. To make matters worse Madrid has its dry season at the same time of the year. There is not much rain to cool down the weather during this time of the year.
The good news is that at night the temperature drops to around 18 degrees Celsius (around 65 Fahrenheit). You can find more information about the warm temperatures of Madrid at www.MadridWeather.Net.
The winter in Madrid weather can get cold. Keep in mind that the city of Madrid is at an altitude of 650 meters or 2,133 feet above the sea level. That means that the temperatures can often drop below freezing and the city will also experience a few snow falls every year. The coldest month of the year is January when the average low temperature is only 2.6 Celsius or 36.7 Fahrenheit, followed by February at 3.7 Celsius (38.7 Fahrenheit) and then December at 3.8 Celsius or 38.8 Fahrenheit. If you are closer to the Sierra, then you will experience colder temperatures as the icy winds blow from there. For the current temperature at any time check here at www.MadridWeather.Net
Spring And Autumn
At Madrid Weather. Net believe there is no better time to be in the city of Madrid than during the spring and the autumn. The problem is that these times of the year are when Madrid weather will see the most rain. October and March can see a lot of rain and the rain can be rather unpredictable. One common belief among the city residents is that if you get nice weather in March, you will have horrible wet periods during May. April is usually a rainy time of the year. On average the rainiest months are November and December with an average of 56 millimeters (or 2.2 inches) of rainfall but May gets an average of 52 millimeters (or 2.05 inches).
Best Time To Visit
With the unpredictability of the weather in Madrid, it can be hard to determine what time of the year you should visit. The summers are just too hot and humid to thoroughly enjoy yourself. Going for a walk on a hot summer day can result in you exhausting yourself after only a short amount of time. The winter, on the other hand, can be bitterly cold and not what you would expect for weather in Spain. That leaves you with the spring and the autumn, which unfortunately see a lot of rain. We here at Madrid Weather . Net feel the months in which you probably will have the best time in the city of Madrid are June and September when the weather does not get as hot as it does in the middle of the summer and the rain is not as much as you could see in the spring and the fall.
The cold and the hot temperatures are not the only things that you should be concerned about when visiting Madrid. Recently the country of Spain suffered its worst drought in 60 years when the country as a whole saw a total of 177 millimeters of rain in the rainy season while the average is 316 millimeters. That type of weather affected the city of Madrid as well. As bad as drought can be, severe thunderstorms can happen frequently, especially in the rainy season. Though it does not rain much in the summer, some of the most powerful storms can be seen at this time of the year.