Madrid weather in January (Community of Madrid, Spain)

People don't tend to visit Madrid in January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Madrid in January lies at 10.5°C (50.9°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. Bring a thick blanket because during the night it can cool down to temperatures below freezing. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 1.0°C (33.8°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is moderate with an average of 35mm (1.4 inches). There are generally around 10 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 150 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Madrid, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 1 °C  
Max Temperature 10 °C  
Chance of Rain 36%  
Precipitation 34mm  
Rainy days 11 days  
Humidity 77% *  
Sunshine 150 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 50% *  

Where to stay in Madrid

Where to go in Spain in January

Find out more about the weather in Spain in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay.. Also bring some warm clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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