Barcelona weather in December (Catalonia, Spain)

What can you expect from the weather in Barcelona during December? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In December, Barcelona generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. December is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around 15°C, while nights can cool down to about 8°C.

Barcelona in December usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 46 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 12 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 137 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, December may not be the ideal month to visit Barcelona. May, June, July, August, September and October typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February, March, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Barcelona climate page with graphs.

 

Barcelona, monthly averages in December

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 8°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 15°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 14°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 41%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 46 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 71%  
WindspeedWindspeed 7 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 137 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Spain in December

Find out more about the weather in Spain in December 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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Barcelona in December?

Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. With a water temperature of around 14°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

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