Average Sunshine in Spain for January





The tables below give January 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 January sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
177 Alicante 8
149 Barcelona 9
174 Castellón 7
147 Girona 10
116 Lleida 5
160 Reus 8
165 Turo De L'Home 6
169 Valencia 9

Balearic Islands

Average amount of sun in January
Hours Place Clear Days
161 Ibiza (Eivissa) 7
148 Menorca 3
165 Palma, Mallorca 4

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 January sun
Hours Place Clear Days
86 Bilbao 3
107 Logroño 4
95 Pamplona 3
91 San Sebastián 3
133 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 5
82 Vitoria-Gasteiz 2

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 January on average
Hours Place Clear Days
108 Coruña 4
103 Gijón 3
86 Lugo 3
87 Ourense 4
117 Oviedo 4
116 Pontevedra 7
88 Santander 3
102 Santiago de Compostela 5
113 Vigo 7

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 January
Hours Place Clear Days
146 Albacete 7
142 Ávila 6
147 Badajoz 6
90 Burgos 4
130 León 7
148 Madrid 8
108 Puerto de Navacerrada 7
116 Salamanca 5
124 Segovia 6
150 Toledo 7
144 Torrejón de Ardoz 7
100 Valladolid 4

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 January sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
191 Almería 7
191 Cordova (Córdoba) 7
165 Granada 10
170 Huelva 10
181 Jerez de la Frontera 10
172 Málaga 7
172 Murcia 8
179 Seville (Sevilla) 11
153 Tarifa 5
Reference

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

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