Average Sunshine in Spain for August





The tables below give August 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 month's totals are averages of weather data collected during 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 August sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
304 Alicante 13
282 Barcelona 7
282 Castellón 7
260 Girona 9
313 Lleida 12
264 Reus 6
215 Turo De L'Home 6
285 Valencia 10

Balearic Islands

Average amount of sun in August
Hours Place Clear Days
302 Ibiza (Eivissa) 13
314 Menorca 12
313 Palma, Mallorca 12

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).

Average August sun
Hours Place Clear Days
179 Bilbao 4
285 Logroño 9
283 Pamplona 8
194 San Sebastián 3
311 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 11
221 Vitoria-Gasteiz 3

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 in August on average
Hours Place Clear Days
240 Coruña 5
190 Gijón 3
231 Lugo 2
270 Ourense 9
171 Oviedo 3
278 Pontevedra 12
182 Santander 4
246 Santiago de Compostela 7
281 Vigo 13

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 in August
Hours Place Clear Days
320 Albacete 13
324 Ávila 13
342 Badajoz 18
291 Burgos 9
327 León 12
335 Madrid 14
323 Puerto de Navacerrada 12
330 Salamanca 13
324 Segovia 13
345 Toledo 16
310 Torrejón de Ardoz 13
330 Valladolid 13

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.

Total August sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
312 Almería 14
312 Cordova (Córdoba) 14
344 Granada 19
347 Huelva 21
337 Jerez de la Frontera 20
309 Málaga 17
301 Murcia 12
328 Seville (Sevilla) 19
297 Tarifa 12
Reference

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

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