Average Precipitation for Spain in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities in Spain.

Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation. The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's total precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1971 to 2000.

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

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.

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
4 Alicante 1.0 26
5 Barcelona 2.0 51
4 Castellón 1.8 46
5 Girona 2.5 63
4 Lleida 1.1 28
4 Reus 1.6 40
7 Turo De L'Home 4.4 113
5 Valencia 2.0 52

Balearic Islands

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Ibiza (Eivissa) 2.1 54
8 Menorca 2.5 64
6 Palma, Mallorca 1.8 45

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 amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Bilbao 4.6 116
6 Logroño 1.5 37
10 Pamplona 3.0 75
12 San Sebastián 6.6 167
5 Saragossa (Zaragoza) 0.9 23
11 Vitoria-Gasteiz 3.1 80

Northwest Spain

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

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
15 Coruña 5.3 135
12 Gijón 4.1 104
14 Lugo 5.7 146
11 Ourense 4.9 124
11 Oviedo 3.8 96
15 Pontevedra 10.0 254
12 Santander 4.6 117
16 Santiago de Compostela 11.1 281
15 Vigo 11.7 298

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.

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
5 Albacete 1.1 28
7 Ávila 1.7 44
8 Badajoz 2.9 73
9 Burgos 2.2 57
9 León 2.8 70
7 Madrid 2.2 56
13 Puerto de Navacerrada 6.9 176
7 Salamanca 1.7 42
8 Segovia 2.0 50
6 Toledo 1.7 44
7 Torrejón de Ardoz 1.8 45
8 Valladolid 2.2 56

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.

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
3 Almería 0.9 23
3 Cordova (Córdoba) 0.9 23
7 Granada 2.1 53
8 Huelva 3.7 95
9 Jerez de la Frontera 4.3 109
6 Málaga 3.5 88
4 Murcia 0.8 21
8 Seville (Sevilla) 3.7 95
10 Tarifa 4.6 118
Reference

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

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