Average Sunshine in Spain for March





The tables below give March 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 March sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
230 Alicante 7
200 Barcelona 5
209 Castellón 6
172 Girona 7
226 Lleida 8
199 Reus 6
151 Turo De L'Home 3
212 Valencia 7

Balearic Islands

Average amount of sun in March
Hours Place Clear Days
207 Ibiza (Eivissa) 8
200 Menorca 4
204 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 March sun
Hours Place Clear Days
128 Bilbao 2
183 Logroño 4
170 Pamplona 4
139 San Sebastián 3
210 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 7
145 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 March on average
Hours Place Clear Days
155 Coruña 4
137 Gijón 3
143 Lugo 3
167 Ourense 6
147 Oviedo 3
179 Pontevedra 8
134 Santander 3
154 Santiago de Compostela 5
176 Vigo 8

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 March
Hours Place Clear Days
216 Albacete 7
207 Ávila 6
224 Badajoz 8
171 Burgos 4
210 León 7
214 Madrid 7
159 Puerto de Navacerrada 5
204 Salamanca 7
192 Segovia 6
222 Toledo 6
199 Torrejón de Ardoz 5
209 Valladolid 6

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 March sunshine
Hours Place Clear Days
228 Almería 6
228 Cordova (Córdoba) 6
225 Granada 7
223 Huelva 11
233 Jerez de la Frontera 10
218 Málaga 6
212 Murcia 6
224 Seville (Sevilla) 9
199 Tarifa 6
Reference

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

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