What’s the weather like in Spain in February?
The weather in Spain can vary depending on the region, but overall February is still considered winter in most parts of the country. However, compared to the colder countries in northern Europe, Spain generally has milder winter weather.
Average daily temperatures
In February, temperatures in Spain can range from mild to cool, with variations across different regions. In the southern parts of Spain, such as Andalusia and the Costa del Sol, temperatures can be relatively pleasant, ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) during the day. The coastal areas along the Mediterranean, including Barcelona and Valencia, can also have slightly milder temperatures compared to the rest of the country.
In central Spain, including Madrid, temperatures can be cooler, with daytime temperatures averaging around 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). In the northern parts of the country, such as Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, temperatures can be chillier, ranging from 8°C to 12°C (46°F to 54°F) during the day.
Sunshine and rainfall
Spain receives a decent amount of sunshine in February, with an average of 6 to 7 hours of sunshine per day. However, the weather can still be quite unpredictable, and occasional rainfall can occur throughout the country. The northern regions tend to receive more rainfall, while the southern and eastern coastal areas experience relatively drier conditions.
Rainfall in February can range from moderate to light, depending on the region. Cities like Barcelona and Valencia may experience around 5 to 7 rainy days during the month, while Madrid typically has 3 to 4 rainy days. In contrast, the northern regions such as Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela can have a higher number of rainy days, averaging around 10 to 12 days of rain in February.