Weather in Spain in January

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What’s the weather like in Spain in January?

Spain experiences cool temperatures in January, making it a great destination for those seeking a winter escape. While the weather can vary depending on the region, overall, you can expect crisp and chilly days with occasional rain showers. The northern parts of Spain tend to be wetter compared to the southern regions, which enjoy milder and drier weather.

Average daily temperatures

In January, average daily temperatures in Spain range from 8°C (46°F) to 15°C (59°F), depending on the region. Cities in the south, such as Seville and Malaga, enjoy milder temperatures averaging around 15°C (59°F) during the day, while cities in the north, like Madrid and Barcelona, experience cooler temperatures of around 8°C (46°F). It’s important to note that temperatures can drop significantly in the evenings, so it is advisable to pack warm layers when visiting Spain in January.

Sunshine and rainfall

Although January is generally a bit gloomier compared to the summer months, Spain still enjoys a fair amount of sunshine. You can expect around 5 to 6 hours of sunshine per day, with southern regions receiving slightly more sunlight. Rainfall is also more prevalent during this time of the year. Coastal areas, such as Valencia and Alicante, receive around 5 to 8 rainy days in January, while cities in the north, like Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela, can have up to 15 days of rainfall. It’s a good idea to pack an umbrella or raincoat for your trip to Spain in January.

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