Spain weather

Our guide to the weather in Spain destination during January

11

Average high

3

UV Index

48mm

Monthly rainfall

74%

Humidity

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Spain, covering the last 12 years up to 2023, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Spain weather in January.

What's the temperature like in Spain during January?

January is typically the coolest month in Spain. The temperature reaches around 11℃ during the daytime, falling away to 3℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it snow in Spain during January?

Possibly. There's a chance of snow during January but not as much as you might think. Check the local forecast before you leave home so that you can pack appropriate footwear and clothing.

Does it rain in Spain during January?

On average, there will be 4 rainy days during the month, amounting to 47.7mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it windy in Spain during January?

You're unlikely to experience any strong winds. Expect a light breeze that picks up slightly at times in January. With cool air temperatures, any breeze will feel cold.

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