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Barcelona vs Madrid Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Barcelona, Spain and Madrid, Spain is approximately 482 km or 299 mi.
  • To reach Barcelona in this distance one would set out from Madrid bearing 77.2° or ENE and follow the great circles arc to approach Barcelona bearing 80.9° or E .
  • Barcelona has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa) whereas Madrid has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The mean annual temperature is 1.4 °C (2.6°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 4.6 °C (8.3°F) less in Barcelona. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 246.1 mm (9.7 in) more which is equivalent to 246.1 l/m² (6.04 US gal/ft²) or 2,461,000 l/ha (263,097 US gal/ac) more. About 1 3/5 as much.
  • There are 473 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Barcelona. In whichever way circa 1h 17' less per day or about 5/6 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 0.8° lower in Barcelona than in Madrid.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 3.6°C (6.5°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Barcelona relative to Madrid. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Madrid vs Barcelona.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +3 (+5) +0 (0) +-1 (-2) +-1 (-2) -3 (-5) -5 (-9) -3 (-5) +-2 (-4) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +2 (+4) +0 (-1)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+6) +3 (+5) +2 (+3) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) -1 (-1) -1 (-3) -1 (-1) +1 (+1) +3 (+5) +4 (+6) +4 (+7) +1 (+3)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +6 (+11) +7 (+13) +7 (+13) +8 (+14) +6 (+11) +6 (+12)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +2 (+0) -8 (0) +18 (+1) +6 (+0) +18 (+1) +11 (+0) +14 (+1) +57 (+2) +51 (+2) +56 (+2) +15 (+1) +6 (+0) +246 (+10)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -4) -2 ( -6) -1 ( -3) -1 ( -3) 0 ( 0) +2 (+6) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +1 (+3) -4 ( -13) -3 ( -10)   -6 ( -2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 21' -0h 33' -1h 21' -1h 28' -1h 15' -1h 52' -2h 23' -3h 38' -1h 50' -0h 58' +0h 18' -0h 03'   -1h 17'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 04' -0h 02' -0h 00' +0h 01' +0h 04' +0h 05' +0h 04' +0h 02' +0h 00' -0h 02' -0h 04' -0h 05'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -0.9 -0.9 -0.8 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8 -0.8 -0.9 -0.8 -0.8   -0.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -8 -3 +8 +11 +11 +16 +25 +28 +18 +6 -3 -9   +8.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +1.6 (+3) +1.8 (+3) +3.3 (+6) +3.8 (+7) +3 (+5) +3.5 (+6) +5.9 (+11) +6.9 (+12) +5 (+9) +3.7 (+7) +2.9 (+5) +2 (+4) +3.6 (+6)

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