Weather in December in Spain

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in December in Spain. Is this month a good time to go to Spain? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Spain in December?

The weather conditions in Spain in December range from poor to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During December in Spain, the average temperature ranges from low in Burgos with 8°C (46°F) to high in El Hierro with 22°C (72°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 18°C (64°F) in El Hierro and 0°C (33°F) in Burgos. On average, this month is the coldest month of the year in Spain.

Precipitation in December ranges from low in Águilas with an average of 15mm (0.6inch) rainfall to heavy in Santiago de Compostela with 265mm (10inch). It is also generally a moderate sunny month with an average of 137 hours of sunshine in Barcelona during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Spain.

Where to go in Spain in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Spain on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Spain

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Spain?

Average weather in Barcelona

In December Barcelona generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 15°C (59°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (49°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Barcelona
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
18°C / 64°F 
12°C / 54°F 
145 hours 
43mm / 1.7inch 
5 days 
15°C / 59°F 
10°C / 49°F 
137 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
6 days 
January   >> January
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15°C / 59°F 
9°C / 48°F 
148 hours 
44mm / 1.7inch 
7 days 
Climate in Barcelona

Average weather in Madrid

In December Madrid generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C (50°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Madrid
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
13°C / 56°F 
6°C / 43°F 
147 hours 
57mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 39°F 
122 hours 
50mm / 2inch 
7 days 
poor 
January   >> January
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10°C / 50°F 
3°C / 37°F 
150 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
7 days 
poor 
Climate in Madrid

Average weather in Calpe

In December Calpe generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (61°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Calpe
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 66°F 
10°C / 50°F 
55mm / 2.2inch 
9 days 
16°C / 61°F 
7°C / 45°F 
48mm / 1.9inch 
12 days 
January   >> January
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16°C / 61°F 
6°C / 43°F 
35mm / 1.4inch 
12 days 
Climate in Calpe

Average weather in Valencia

In December Valencia generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (63°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (47°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Valencia
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
11°C / 52°F 
168 hours 
46mm / 1.8inch 
4 days 
17°C / 63°F 
8°C / 47°F 
155 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
5 days 
January   >> January
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16°C / 62°F 
7°C / 45°F 
172 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
5 days 
Climate in Valencia

Average weather in Seville

In December Seville generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 16°C (61°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Seville
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
10°C / 50°F 
182 hours 
92mm / 3.6inch 
7 days 
16°C / 61°F 
7°C / 45°F 
160 hours 
100mm / 3.9inch 
8 days 
January   >> January
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16°C / 61°F 
6°C / 43°F 
182 hours 
66mm / 2.6inch 
6 days 
Climate in Seville

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Spain.

Is December the best time to go to Spain?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Spain with commonly tolerable weather in Barcelona.

On average the best time to visit Spain is in May, June, July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Barcelona. The worst months are January and December that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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