We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Barcelona, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Barcelona weather in August.
How warm is it in Barcelona during August?
August is typically the hottest month in Barcelona. The temperature hits about 27℃ during the day, falling away to a balmy 23℃ at night.The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.
Does it rain in Barcelona during August?
On average, there will be 10 rainy days during the month, amounting to 25.1mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, August will see just 2 days that produce a storm.
How warm is the sea in Barcelona during August?
The water around Barcelona reaches a very pleasant 26℃ during August. This is very warm, and will feel bath-like. People who normally feel the cold will find this temperature perfectly acceptable. The hot air temperature will mean that you will feel comfortably warm when coming out of the water.
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13th March 2020 by PommieTravelsWhy you should visit Barcelona: 8 compelling reasons
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