When Is The Best Season To Visit Spain?

Personally, I would avoid summer and winter at all cost………or maybe just summer. (Note: After living close to four years (now is 2018) here in Madrid, I prefer to avoid the summer and rather think that the winter in Madrid is not that harsh. Just a bit sad that there is hardly snow fall here during the winter season in Madrid but above all, the weather in Madrid is excellent!)

Just because Malaysia is a tropical country with terrible humidity all year long.

I am tanned enough so no..muchas gracias *pronounced as ‘Muchas grathias’ means ‘Thank you very much’*.

According to my research so far..I have been warned that July and August is to be avoided..a BIG NO NO!!

Granada rain

Why summer is not the best time to visit Spain? Anytime is the best time to visit Spain!!

  1. The heat of course! – It can reach up to 40 degree celcius or 104 fahrenheit. (Note: I have experienced 42 degree celcius in Granada! Burnt…)
  1. Everyone..almost every Spaniards.. flee to the northern Spain or outside of the country during summer holidays. I pretty enjoy strolling Madrid during summer because the city is quite tranquil with lesser Madrileños around.
  1. The big cities ie Madrid are empty because of reason number 2
  1. Peak season – so many people around to get a good tan. Spain is quite famous for its beaches. (Note: Madrid can be pretty crowded any given season of the year. Spain is now the second most visited country in the world after France in 2017!!) 

You might not agree if you are from 4-season-countries but for an Asian, more so a South-East-Asian..I would prefer other seasons compared to summer.

Let’s just get our climate straight here..^__^
Map of Spain
Spain is next to France, Portugal and Morocco.
Let’s make a climate comparison between Bilbao – northern Spain, Madrid – central Spain and Malaga – southern Spain.
Bilbao climate
Bilbao’s highest average temperature in summer,
particulary in August is 26 degree celcius.
Madrid climate
Madrid’s highest average temperature in summer,
particulary in August is 31 degree celcius.
Malaga climate
Malaga’s highest average temperature in summer,
particulary in August is 30 degree celcius.
The best thing that I like about winter in Spain is..on average it doesn’t get to below 0 degree. I had it at -30 degree celcius in South Korea hence I think I’m gonna love Spain’s winter better. Although it’s just numbers and we can’t predict mother nature but at least I know where the climate stands yeah?
Climate comparison is from Wikipedia.
There you go, the question why even Spaniards flee to Bilbao in summer is finally answered. Bilbao is much cooler than the rest of the districts in Spain.
Let’s compare with Malaysia’s climate.
KL climate
Data from Wikipedia.
Subang Jaya is about 8 km from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s city centre and highest average temperature from January to December is 37 degree celcius. Yikes! But I still love Malaysia nonetheless. ^^
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