Average Sunshine a Year in Spain





The lists below give yearly averages for the hours of sunshine and number of sunny days at dozens of cities throughout Spain.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the country: East, Northeast, Northwest, Central, Balearic Islands and South of Spain.

The annual totals are averages of weather data collected from 1971 to 2000.

Eastern Spain

This section covers Spain's east coast on the Mediterranean Sea and includes the regions of Catalonia (Cataluña) and Valencian Community (Comunidad Valenciana). The highest weather station in the list is on the peak of Turo De L'Home in Parc Natural del Montseny at 1706 metres (5597 feet) elevation.

Total annual sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
2864 Alicante 97
2524 Barcelona 73
2689 Castellón 75
2290 Girona 94
2685 Lleida 91
2509 Reus 66
2098 Turo De L'Home 56
2660 Valencia 91

Balearic Islands

Average amount of sunshine yearly
Hours Place Clear Days
2732 Ibiza (Eivissa) 98
2694 Menorca 66
2763 Palma, Mallorca 71

Northeast Spain

Cities on this list are located near Spain's border with France, in the regions of Aragon, Basque Country (País Vasco), La Rioja and Navarre (Comunidad Foral de Navarra).

Annual average sun
Hours Place Clear Days
1584 Bilbao 35
2242 Logroño 57
2201 Pamplona 58
1724 San Sebastián 39
2614 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 80
1830 Vitoria-Gasteiz 28

Northwest Spain

Cities in Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia, Spain's regions along the Atlantic Ocean, are included in this section.

Number of sunny hours and days a year on average
Hours Place Clear Days
1966 Coruña 48
1721 Gijón 34
1821 Lugo 26
2043 Ourense 58
1711 Oviedo 33
2223 Pontevedra 93
1638 Santander 38
1998 Santiago de Compostela 54
2212 Vigo 92

Central Spain

Weather information in this table is for the regions of Castile and Leon (Castilla y León), Castile-La Mancha, Community of Madrid (Comunidad de Madrid) and Extremadura. One weather station, Puerto de Navacerrada, is at 1894 metres (6214 feet) elevation at a ski resort near Madrid.

Average total sunshine yearly
Hours Place Clear Days
2730 Albacete 98
2644 Ávila 83
2830 Badajoz 106
2183 Burgos 52
2624 León 83
2769 Madrid 97
2238 Puerto de Navacerrada 83
2586 Salamanca 80
2480 Segovia 78
2847 Toledo 95
2570 Torrejón de Ardoz 84
2534 Valladolid 76

Southern Spain

This list covers the Andalusia (Andalucía) and Murcia regions, which stretch along Spain's southern coasts on the Atlantic and Mediterranean, including Costa del Sol.

Annual average sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
2965 Almería 106
2965 Cordova (Córdoba) 106
2935 Granada 125
2998 Huelva 156
2966 Jerez de la Frontera 137
2815 Málaga 107
2797 Murcia 94
2898 Seville (Sevilla) 129
2538 Tarifa 87
Reference

AEMET (Agencia Estatal De Meteorologia, Gobierno de España). Valores Climatológicos Normales.

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