Barcelona weather

Our guide to the weather in Barcelona during October

21

Average high

5

UV Index

62mm

Month rainfall

22

Sea temperature

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 October.

How warm is it in Barcelona during October?

The temperature is extremely stable in October with average highs of 21℃ and lows just 4℃ lower at 17℃. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Barcelona during October?

October is typically the wettest month in Barcelona. On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 61.6mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Barcelona during October?

The water temperature around Barcelona reaches a pleasant 22℃ during October. While generally considered warm, some people might find it a little on the cool side on entering the water.

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