October weather forecast
Barcelona, Spain

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The artistic Park Gull designed by Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain
The artistic Park Gull designed by Gaudi in Barcelona, Spain

Weather in October

October in Barcelona sees a remarkable transition in weather patterns as autumn sets in. The month records an average high temperature of 21.5°C (70.7°F) and a low of 16°C (60.8°F). The most noticeable transformation is the leap in rainfall to 73mm (2.87") across 13.3 days, making October the wettest month in the year. As autumn colors paint the city in shades of orange and brown, the weather becomes cooler and rainy days more frequent. The month stands as a symbol of change as the city welcomes the beautiful autumn season, best enjoyed with local cuisine and wine.

Temperature

October brings a slight decrease in the average high-temperature, shifting from a moderately hot 24.5°C (76.1°F) in September to a pleasant 21.5°C (70.7°F). Barcelona's average low-temperature in the month of October is recorded at a refreshing 16°C (60.8°F).

Humidity

April and October, with an average relative humidity of 72%, are the most humid months in Barcelona.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Barcelona is October, when the rain falls for 13.3 days and typically aggregates up to 73mm (2.87") of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Barcelona, snow does not fall in March through August, October through December.

Sea temperature

In October, the average sea temperature is 21.8°C (71.2°F).
Note: Swimming is not an enjoyable activity for the majority when the water is at 21.8°C (71.2°F). The difficulty of controlling breathing increases as the temperature dips from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in October is 11h and 5min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:48 and sunset at 19:33 CEST. On the last day of October, in Barcelona, sunrise is at 07:22 and sunset at 17:47 CET.
Note: On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time ends, and the time zone changes from CEST to CET. Daylight Saving Time starts again on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 02:00; consequently, the time zone reverts from CET to CEST.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 7.9h.

UV index

In Barcelona, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in October interprets into the following advice:
Preventative actions are necessary - Suggestions to safeguard against sun damage are in order. Avoiding the Sun during its peak radiation time around midday is a healthy practice. Combat UV radiation's detrimental effects with sun-safe clothing and UV-blocking eyewear. Attention! UV radiation is markedly stronger with water and sand reflections.

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Barcelona in October?

During October, Barcelona experiences an average high-temperature of 21.5°C (70.7°F) and a low-temperature of 16°C (60.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'feels like'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is appraised at 30°C (86°F).

What is the most humid month in Barcelona?

The months with the highest humidity in Barcelona are April and October, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

What is the average humidity in October in Barcelona?

In Barcelona, Spain, the average relative humidity in October is 72%.

What is the rainiest month in Barcelona?

October is the month with the most rainfall in Barcelona, Spain. Rain falls for 13.3 days and accumulates 73mm (2.87") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in October in Barcelona?

In Barcelona, in October, it is raining for 13.3 days, with typically 73mm (2.87") of accumulated precipitation.

When it does not snow in Barcelona?

March through August, October through December are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in Barcelona in October?

In October, it doesn't snow. September is the latest month when it typically snows.

What is the sea water temperature in October in Barcelona?

In Barcelona, the average seawater temperature in October is 21.8°C (71.2°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the average length of the day in October in Barcelona?

In October, the average day length in Barcelona is 11h and 5min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in October in Barcelona?

On the first day of October in Barcelona, sunrise is at 07:48 and sunset at 19:33 CEST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:22 and sunset at 17:47 CET.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) end in October in Barcelona?

On Sunday, 27. October 2024, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time ends in Barcelona, Spain, and the time zone changes from CEST to CET. The next DST starts on Sunday, 30. March 2025, at 02:00.

How long on average sun shines in October in Barcelona?

The average sunshine duration in October in Barcelona, Spain, is 7.9h.

What is the UV index reading in October in Barcelona?

The average daily maximum UV index in October in Barcelona, Spain, is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average temperature in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average high temperature in October: 21.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (27.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (12.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in October: 16°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (22.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (7.1°C).

Average pressure in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average pressure in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average pressure in October: 1016.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1020.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1014.7mbar).

Average wind speed in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average wind speed in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average wind speed in October: 9.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (12.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.3km/h).

Average humidity in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average humidity in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average humidity in October: 72%

The months with the highest relative humidity are April and October (72%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are February, June and November (68%).

Average rainfall in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average rainfall in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average rainfall in October: 73mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (73mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (16mm).

Average rainfall days in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average rainfall days in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average rainfall days in October: 13.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (13.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is December (6.4 days).

Average snowfall in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average snowfall in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average snowfall in October: 0mm

The months with the highest snowfall are January, February and September (1mm).
The months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average snowfall days in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average snowfall days in October: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average sea temperature in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average sea temperature in October: 21.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (25.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (13.1°C).

Average daylight in October /
Average sunshine in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average daylight in October / Average sunshine in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average daylight in October: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 6min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in October: 7h and 5min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average sunshine days in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average sunshine days in October: 14.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (12.3 days).

Average UV index in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average UV index in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average UV index in October: 5

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average cloud cover in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average cloud cover in October: 29

The month with the most cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 31).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 16).

Average visibility in October
Barcelona, Spain

Average visibility in October - Barcelona, Spain
  • Average visibility in October: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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