How is the Weather in Barcelona in July?
July in Barcelona features warm afternoons and evenings with comfortable nights and mornings.
Humidity increases this month with about 12-18 afternoons likely to be muggy.
- Sky and Rain
- What to Wear
- Things to Do
- Weather in June
Daytime high temperatures during July range mostly between 26 C and 29 C (79-84 F) with a few of the warmer afternoons reaching up near 30-31 C (87-88 F).
The record high temperature in Barcelona during July is 34.8 C (94.6 F).
Late night and early low temperatures are comfortable, ranging mainly between 18 C and 21 C (65-70 F), however, a few of the cooler mornings can dip down to near 15-16 C (59-61 F).
The record low temperature in Barcelona during July is 12 C (54 F).
Sky and Rain
July in Barcelona tends to be sunny and dry, featuring on average, 22 sunny, 3 partly sunny, and 6 mostly cloudy days.
About 6 days record some rainfall, however, only 2-3 days receive 1 mm (0.04 inches) or more.
The number of daylight hours begin to slowly decrease this month from about 15.1 hours on the 1st to 14.4 hours by the 31st.
The wind in Barcelona this month tends to be mostly light to gentle at 6-19 kph/4-12 mph.
Ocean and Beach
July is a great month to spend some time at the beach as water temperatures warm from about 22 C (72 F) early in July to near 24 C (75 F) by the end of the month.
With the warmer temperatures, beaches can get a bit crowded, especially on weekends.
What to Wear in Barcelona During Summer?
Summer brings warm temperatures and ample sunshine.
Semi-casual summer attire works well here like jeans and tees with both long and short-sleeved shirts.
Don’t forget your sunglasses, sunscreen, and some comfortable walking shoes and sandals.
Things to Do in Barcelona in July
There should be quite a few warm and sunny days to enjoy in Barcelona this month, so chances are it will be an excellent time to consider a pay-what-you-want walking tour.
Since the weather will likely be nice, you might also want to head up the cable car to Parc de Montjuic for excellent views of the city.
If it’s a particularly hot day, consider heading out on a cruise around Barcelona to feel the breeze across your face as you enjoy the view from the water.
Alternatively, you could also beat the heat by heading out after the sunset to see a live Flamenco show.
For even more ideas, check our post covering things to do in Barcelona.
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Weather in July in Barcelona
On this page you will find our day by day weather log that will give you an accurate idea of the typical weather conditions in Barcelona during the month of July.
Each day for an entire year I recorded the exact daily weather conditions including temperatures in both Fahrenheit and Centigrade, along with if it was dry, rainy or overcast. By the time you have looked through the table you will know what weather to expect in July and what type of clothes to bring on your holiday.
To see my weather log for other months in Barcelona or to see the current weather conditions please refer to our “Related Pages” section at the foot of this page where you will find links to these pages.
Summary of temperatures and weather in July:
Average temperature: 29° C or 84.2 F
Maximum temperature: 33° C or 91.4 F
Minimum temperature: 24° C or 75.2 F
You can see from the weather log below that most of the time it will be hot and sunny in July. Summer is now in full glory so expect to be using sun hats and high factor sunscreens. This is the time of the year when beaches, swimming and sunbathing are popular. The beaches can be crowded during this time so you may find that a day trip to Sitges may be in order if you want to visit a beach with a little more leg room.
Stay in the shade as much as you can during the peak sun hours of 11:00 to 16:00. After 16:30 the sun’s is still hot but you wont be as affected by the harsh rays. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a must during this time.
Make sure to choose your accommodation with air conditioning. You are going to need it if you want a good night’s sleep.
Day by Day weather log for Barcelona Weather in July
Daily Comment: Temperature 33° C around 91.4 F Very hot and sunny all day. It’s time to stay in the shade and wear high factor sun screen. Wow, is it hot today!
Daily Comment: Temperature 32° C around 90 F Hot and sunny all day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 30° C around 86 F Hot and sunny today with a little haze at times.
Daily Comment: Temperature 30° C around 86 F Very warm and sunny all day. Clear skies most of the time but with a little haze to start out the day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F Warm and sunny with a little haze at times.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F A changeable day today. Started out overcast then became hazy at around 14:00 Sun started to shine around 16:00 until 19:00 when it became cloudy again.
Daily Comment: Temperature 34° C around 93 F Wow it’s hot today. The sun is out in full force with clear skies so make sure you got your high factor sun-screen on.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F Hazy all day today -quite humid too which made it feel hotter.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F Hazy today but the sun was hot through the light cloud. It was very warm today.
Daily Comment: Temperature 28° C around 82.4 F The day started out a little overcast but cleared up around 15:00. Warm and sunny most of the day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 28° C around 82.4 F hot today and quiet humid making it seem warmer than is was. Clear blue sky with plenty of sun.
Daily Comment: Temperature 27° C around 81 F Sunny and warm – clear sky.
Daily Comment: Temperature 26° C around 79 F Sunny with cloud at times.
Daily Comment: Temperature 28° C around 82.4 F Sunny during the morning but clouded over after 16:00.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F Started out sunny – cloudy around 14:00 to 16:00 and then sunny again all day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 28° C around 82.4 F a scorcher today clear skies and blue skies. Make sure you got the high factor sun screen on.
Daily Comment: Temperature 30° C around 86 F Hot today – blue skies and quiet windy and times which was quiet refreshing on such a hot day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 25° C around 77 F Warm and sunny all day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 25° C around 77 F Warm and sunny clear skies most of the day – occasional light cloud.
Daily Comment: Temperature 24° C around 75 F Cloudy most of the day with occasional sunny periods after 16:00.
Daily Comment: Temperature 24° C around 75 F Cloudy all day today.
Daily Comment: Temperature 27° C around 81 F – Warm and sunny all day – became cloudy around 17:45.
Daily Comment: Temperature 29° C around 84 F Sunny all day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 30° C around 86 F Warm and sunny all day – clear skies.
Daily Comment: Temperature 32° C around 90 F Hot today lots of sun and blue skies all day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 26° C around 79 F warm but day was rather cloudy with the sun breaking through at time.
Daily Comment: Temperature 27° C around 81 F Was rather changeable today. Started out cloudy and overcast with a light shower. Then around 13:00 cleared up to be a bright sunny day. After 17:00 however became cloudy again and by 20:00 some light showers.
Daily Comment: Temperature 31° C around 88 F Warm and sunny all day with clear skies.
Daily Comment: Temperature 25° C around 77 F a Warm but overcast for most of the day.
Daily Comment: Temperature 31° C around 88 F Sunny all day.
Holidays in Barcelona in July. What to do and see in Barcelona? What weather to expect?
Barcelona is one of the largest cities in Spain, a holiday city, a lush and cheerful city that is too big for a week’s trip. It is impossible to see all the sights of Barcelona at one time. But even for a short trip, you will feel how invigorating and inspiring this city is, and what an amazing atmosphere it has!
Basically, you can go to Barcelona at any time, because it never gets cold there. But it’s much nicer to explore this city during the warmer months of the year. For example, in summer. In this article, we will talk about what constitutes a holiday in Barcelona in July.
The city is dominated by a Mediterranean climate, so the summers there are quite humid and hot (and the winters are warmer and milder than in the capital). The average daily temperature in July in Barcelona is +28-30°C (however, the thermometer often rises to +31-32°C). Nights in Barcelona are also quite warm – an average of +19-20°C, which is not bad, however, it is worth remembering that sometimes it is a little cooler, up to +16-17 degrees.
A lot of sunshine is expected in Barcelona in July, but precipitation also occurs, although quite a bit, about 2-3 cloudy and rainy days. However, even these short-term rains are unlikely to spoil the mood so much – they will only bring pleasant freshness. Moreover, in July the winds from the sea increase a little, but these winds are warm and do not irritate.
The sea temperature off the coast of Barcelona in early July is not so high – on average +21-22°C, but from the middle of the month it warms up to +24-25°C, and in the last days you can catch even warmer waters.
What to do in Barcelona in July
There are, of course, a lot of historical sights in Barcelona. And most of them are in Old Town . It is generally very pleasant to walk there, along these narrow streets, past medieval monuments. If you are located on the Mediterranean coast of Catalonia, then getting to Barcelona will be very simple – by train, which runs along the entire coast. The electric train will bring you to the main square of Barcelona – Plaza Catalunya , from where the tour of the city will begin. If you wish, it is from Plaza Catalunya that you can go to any point in Barcelona. To visit Barcelona and not to stand on Plaza Catalunya is bad manners. On the square you can see a composition of fountains, and the largest El Corte Inles shopping center is located nearby.
Pedestrian La Rambla Boulevard and Grazia Boulevard originate from this square, as well as seven more streets that scatter in different directions. It is very easy to get out of this square by Church of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia , which is considered the central temple of Barcelona. Known as the Cathedral of Barcelona, the temple dedicated to Saint Eulalia of Barcelona, one of the city’s patrons, was built from the 13th to the 15th century. This church is located in Gothic Quarter , where, in addition to the temple, the remains of the old market square have been preserved.
In the same place you will find the famous Bishop’s Palace (a small gallery is located in its courtyard) and Museum of Religious Art and Casa del Ardiaca or House of the Archdeacon . This building is an amazing mixture of architectural styles from several eras. The residence of the archdeacon was built in the 16th century on the remains of an older structure from the 12th century. Hence the mix of styles.
If you wish, you can also visit the Museum of the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali. His main museum is located in the city of Figueres (in Girona), but Barcelona also has its own exposition of his works. Museum You will not pass by one hundred percent – there is a large egg at the entrance: you are there.
It is a must to see some of the creations of crazy Gaudí with your own eyes. Most of the fantastic works of the Spanish architect were built in Barcelona, where he lived and worked until his death. There are thirteen of these Gaudi buildings in Barcelona, and the most visited of them is Sagrada Familia Expiatory Temple . It is very easy to get to the temple by metro (to the Sagrada Familia station). However, in July you should expect long queues at the entrance to the temple, but it’s worth standing in line, because the unusual interior impresses absolutely everyone.
Among other popular creations of Gaudi – Casa Batlló on Passeig de Gracia, 43 and a little further down the street Casa Mila . It is worth driving to Parc Güell with “flexible” benches, strange plants, fantastically shaped structures and “edible” houses. The famous park in the upper part of Barcelona was also designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1900-1914. The park is a combination of gardens and residential areas, and the total area of the park is over 17 hectares. Once laid out by the great master, the green residential area is now one of the main monuments of Spain, and the park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Barcelona Holidays and Festivals in July
During the hottest month of the year, more than one hot festival takes place in Barcelona. For example, festival “Grec Festival de Barcelona” , which has been held since 1979 and lasts for the entire month. During the festival, you can get acquainted with modern theatrical forms. Also in July, you can get to the grandiose Happy Land Music Festival , which will appeal to fans of club music and nightlife the most (takes place in Port del Forum). Another July Music Festival – “Bona Nit Barcelona” , fairly new (since 2013), which takes place in the “Spanish village” of El Poble Espanyol, in a kind of open-air museum, where copies of buildings from all over the country are collected. The music played at the festival is very different – from folk to rock. Further, the annual four-day festival “Internacional de Benicàssim” , which gathers fans of rock and hip-hop, and “Cap Roig Festival Music” for music lovers of different directions (takes place in the Cap Roig botanical garden and the castle located in it). What else? European European Balloon Festival (in Igualada, an hour from Barca), Faraday Music Festival (Moli de Mar concert venue next to the lighthouse), Festival de Blues de Barcelona” in mid-July (held in different parts of the city), a two-day musical eclectic festival “Cruïlla Barcelona” and others.
In general, it is possible to describe interesting places and events taking place in Barcelona for a long time. However, in order to feel and appreciate the beauty of this amazing city, you need to see everything with your own eyes. And July is the most beautiful time for traveling to this city.
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|Average temperature at night:||23.1°C|
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|Number of sunny days:||27 days|
|Day length:||14.4 – 15.1 hours|
|Number of rainy days:||2 days|
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daily air and sea temperature
A significant part of tourists visit the second largest and most beautiful Spanish city of Barcelona in the summer. Firstly, this time allows not only to fully familiarize yourself with all the sights of the famous city, but also to relax by the sea: enjoy the minutes of idleness on the purest Mediterranean coast. Secondly, in the summer you can taste delicious Spanish dishes made from the freshest seafood, vegetables and fruits. If you decide to go here in the middle of summer, then information about the weather in Barcelona in July will come in handy.
There are no unpleasant surprises for the tourist with the change in air and sea temperature in Barcelona in July: the thermometer readings are confidently kept in the range from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius. At night, the air temperature drops slightly, but it never falls below 20 degrees.
Usual tourist set of clothes and shoes: shorts (light dresses), T-shirts, sandals (sandals without heels), wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses. This is the weather in Barcelona in July!
What about the sea temperature?
The sea temperature in Barcelona in July gradually increases from 22 degrees at the beginning of the month to 24 at the end. Swimming at this time, even on city beaches, is very comfortable. If you are smart, then in 50-70 kilometers you can find more secluded corners, where the sea is cleaner and there are not so many people. Pleasant sea temperatures and equally remarkable July weather in Barcelona attract travelers from all over the world like a magnet. However, this Spanish city is just as crowded at the end of summer – we will talk about the weather in Barcelona in August in another article.
Cloudless sky in Barcelona in July
Nothing to complain about: for about 20 days in July, the sky over Barcelona is clear, like the blue eyes of a baby. For a maximum of 5 days, increased cloudiness is possible, it can rain a couple of times a month. But this does not mean that you should definitely bother about an umbrella: better take a few “extra” T-shirts with you, and a camera to capture the most famous long-term construction – the Sagrada Familia.
All at once
Still in doubt about whether or not to go to Barcelona in the middle of summer? Well, the weather won’t let you down.