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Madrid sits at an altitude of 667m (2,188ft) so despite its Mediterranean climate, its winters are cool. The best times to visit Madrid are between March and June and then from September to October, when temperatures peak around 21°C (70°F).

Spring (March to May) is lovely. Apart from good weather, there is a string of festivals including the city’s biggest celebration, the Festival of San Isidro.

Summer (June to August) is hot. July is when the heat is at its most extreme. August is also a hot month and sometimes temperatures can reach over 35°C (95°F) when heatwaves strike, so join the locals and enjoy a good siesta in the middle of the day when it gets unbearably hot outside.

With average temperatures dropping from mid 20°C (70°F) to 10°C (50°F), Autumn (September to November) is another popular season to visit Madrid.

Winter (December to February) is cool (7°C/45°F) rather than cold, and there are also many sunny days. January is one of the cheapest months to visit Madrid so it's good news for budget-conscious travellers.

Guidetype and fpcity weatherwtg_cforecast_table
Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Sunday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
6
se
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
0
sse
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Tuesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
0
s
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Wednesday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
2
ssw
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Thursday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
2
s
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Friday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
4
s
0-20%
1013 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
23
°C
0.1
3
sse
0-20%
1013 mb
good
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Symbols indicate the predominant weather for the day in question, calculated based on a weighting of different types of weather. So if a day is forecast to be sunny with the possibility of a brief shower, then we will see a sunny or partly cloudy symbol rather than a rain cloud.
The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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