Weather in Spain in June

Is June a good time to visit Spain?

Spain is splendidly sunny and hot in June, although temperatures have a way to go to meet their sizzling summer peak. The unpredictable nature and different weather zones means rainy weather is not out of the question, but on the whole it is dry and skies are blue, the exception being the notoriously wet north-west provinces and Madrid, which can be showery in the early part of the month.


Climate in Spain in June

Temperatures in the upper 20°C and early 30°C are usual across the southern Spanish coast during June, and the threat of rain is minimal during the 15 or so average hours of daylight that is enjoyed to the full by holidaymakersThe beach weather is at its best in Andalucia, with the heat tempered a little up Barcelona way with a higher probability of rain. The northern Basque region of Spain is pleasantly warm and sunny too during June. The coolest area of Spain in June is the north-west  - the maximum daytime temperature in Santiago de Compostela during this month is around 20°C and the weather is usually wet. Beware, UV levels are high in in Spain in June even though it is not yet the height of summer.


What’s on in Spain in June

Spain pulses with life during June, with fairs and festivals, music and dancing, right across the country. Although Barcelona is not the hottest spot weather-wise this month, it is certainly warm enough to draw crowds for its entertainment programme – there is the Sonar Festival, Marato Festival, Grec Performance Arts Festival and the Festa de la Musica on the go. 

Elsewhere one of the highlights is the fantastic Water Festival at Lanjaron near Granada, where everyone beats the heat with a series of running water fights through the town, feasting inbetween on the region’s delectable local ham. If water is a little tame, try the town of Haro, La Rioja, where the fun comes in the form of splashing wine over each other before settling down to imbibe quantities of it, along with a tapas selection of note.


What to pack for a holiday in Spain in June                       

Whatever your destination in Spain during June, the weather dictates that you are bound to get wet, either dipping in the ocean or pool to beat the heat, getting involved in a water fight or caught in a rain shower in Madrid. So pack appropriately and include swimsuits and an umbrella. As far as clothing goes, less is more in hot, sunny southern Spain, and even in the cooler north a t-shirt and jeans should suffice. June offers the chance to make the most of revealing summer wear and sandals, but don’t forget a sunhat, sunglasses and sunblock.