Weather in Spain in September
The weather in Spain, especially the south and central areas, is still extremely hot in September, but by mid-month gaps begin to appear between the beach brollies and sunbeds as holiday-makers return home for the start of the new European school year. If you are unencumbered by having to observe school holidays, this is the perfect time to enjoy the Spanish coastal resorts, with the weather still summery and the crowds dissipating. The clock is ticking for sunny Spain, however, so get there soon to make the most of September’s sunshine.
Climate in Spain in September
While northern Europe notes the incursion of autumn, summer lingers in Spain in September. The seasons in the Iberian Peninsula tend to change later, and more suddenly, than in the rest of Europe. Cities in Spain, like Madrid and Seville, are getting back to work after the summer break but remain sultry and hot. Madrid’s average temperature for September is 28°C (maximum) and Seville still swelters with a maximum average of 32°C.
Down on the Mediterranean coast super sunny holiday weather still prevails, the Costa de Sol enjoying an average 27°C (Malaga) and the likelihood of rain scant.
The northern provinces are cooler and a little more unpredictable as regards wet weather, but it is still a good time to holiday in northern Spain.
What’s on in Spain in September
Summer may be drawing to a close, but if anything the number of festivals across Spain in September is on the rise. Nearly every town has its fiesta, but the most noteworthy during September is probably Barcelona’s Festa de la Merce towards the end of the month, which brings on parties galore and a fireworks finale.
Fiery flamenco takes to the stage in Seville every two years for the Beinal de Flamenco dance extravaganza, from mid September to mid-October.
What to pack
Swimsuits, shorts, skirts, skimpy tops, flip-flops and sunscreen are the basics you will need for a September holiday in Spain.