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Weather in Spain in June: A Guide to Spain’s Regions

Weather in Spain in June: A Guide to Spain’s Regions

Spain in June is when the party really begins. Beach clubs roll out lounge chairs, seasonal hotels reopen their outdoor pools, summer vacation begins in some parts of the world and tourists arrive to enjoy the sunshine and Spanish culture.

This is a wonderful time of year to visit Spain, especially if you are interested in the beaches of the Costa del Sol, the coastline of Costa Blanca, or the northern cities of Bilbao and San Sebastian.

It’s still not too hot around the country, but it’s warm enough to hike the Cami de Ronda and dry enough (mostly) to start the Camino de Santiago. It’s ideal weather to get into the mountains and it’s still quiet enough to get to the beaches before the July and August high season truly begins.

This guide to the weather in June in Spain will give you the low-down on what to expect from some of the most popular summer destinations in Spain.

A Quick Overview of the Weather in Spain in June

June brings with it stunning weather and festivities across Spain. You can expect warmer temperatures, minimal rainfall, and cooling sea breezes.

  • Average Temperature: Typically, temperatures vary across Spain in June with pleasant highs of more than 20°C (68°F) in the northern locations and around 28°C (82°F) in the southern regions.
  • Precipitation: June is one of the driest months in the country. Central regions see around 30 mm with southern shores only seeing about 12mm of rain.
  • Sea Temperature: The refreshing waters of the Mediterranean warm up to around 20°C (68°F) and even as high as 25°C (74°F) in some places.

June in Spain opens up all kinds of outdoor possibilities, from languid beach days to cultural explorations amid historic cobblestone streets. The days are the longest of the year, so you can expect to see people filling the parks and outdoor tables at bars all evening long.

Barcelona: Radiant Weather in Spain in June

Barcelona in June is a fantastic time of year to visit the city. You can explore fun food tours in Barcelona, which are particularly fun at night when they turn into tapas bar crawls.

June in Barcelona is alive with culture, a time when Gaudi’s architectural wonders seem to come to life and the Mediterranean is lined with bronzed bodies. But beware, the tourists are flocking in their masses as cruise ships make their descent on the Catalan capital.

  • Average Temperature: Barcelona in June boasts mild and pleasant temperatures, with daytime highs around 27°C (81°F).
  • Precipitation: June sees minimal rainfall with less than 20 mm over 3 days of average rain.
  • Sea Temperature: The Mediterranean becomes a haven for swimmers with average sea temperatures of 21°C (71°F).
  • Activities: Dive into the city’s creative spirit by exploring the eclectic street art scene in the Poblenou neighborhood or indulging in a picnic at the Parc de la Ciutadella, where locals gather under the shade of ancient trees. For a taste of Barcelona’s culinary diversity, venture into the Gracia district’s hidden gems, where local tapas bars serve up flavors that go beyond the typical tourist fare.
a bay in San Sebastian with mountains in the background and the u-shaped beach in the forground.

Explore the stunning beaches in Basque Country, starting with San Sebastian.

Northern Spain: Verdant Havens

Northern Spain with its mountains, stunning beaches, and epic hiking trails offers the perfect backdrop for exploration.

Mild temperatures create an idyllic setting for discovering lush landscapes, charming coastal towns, and historic sites. As the region experiences moderate rainfall, the scenery comes alive with freshness, inviting travelers to indulge in the green beauty of Asturias, explore the Basque Country’s culinary delights, and hike along the Camino del Norte.

  • Average Temperature: Revel in mild temperatures of around 22°C (72°F).
  • Precipitation: June brings a touch of freshness with moderate rainfall over 9 days, averaging around 54mm.
  • Sea Temperature: Coastal areas invite exploration with refreshing sea temperatures around 18°C (64°F).
  • Activities: Embrace the region’s natural wonders by spending a few (or many) days on a coastal hike along the Camino de Santiago, where the lush landscapes of Basque Country and Asturias unfold in all their glory. I loved the coastal towns of Zumaia and Zarautz in particular. For a serene retreat, explore the charming fishing villages along the Costa Verde, where time seems to slow amidst the rhythmic ebb and flow of the Atlantic.

Málaga and the Costa del Sol

Málaga and the Costa del Sol call you closer in June with a coastal charm that captivates every traveler. Enjoy the stunning beaches in Malaga, hike the Caminito del Rey, one of the best day trips from Málaga, or head to nearby towns like Marbella or Torremolinos.

  • Average Temperature: Immerse yourself in the balmy coastal temperatures with highs around 28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: June graces the region with minimal rainfall with only 12mm of rain over the entire month.
  • Sea Temperature: Dive into the inviting Mediterranean waters with temperatures around 23°C (71°F).
  • Activities: The Costa del Sol in June is all about enjoying the top things to do in Málaga, getting out to the epic beaches of Cabo de Gata, and exploring all of the cool neighborhoods in Málaga to eat Tapas. It’s the perfect temperature to be outside most of the day, just be sure to pack your sunscreen!
streets of spain with man on a bicycle.

Bring lightweight clothes in light colors because the heat has definitely arrived to Spain in June.

Valencia in June

June is a perfect time of year to relax on the beaches of Valencia and explore all of the little towns that are easy day trips from Valencia like Sagunto, Xativa, and Buñol. It’s not too hot for climbing the hills to all of the nearby castles, but it’s more than warm enough to enjoy lazing on the beach and swimming in the Mediterranean.

  • Average Temperature: Enjoy the summer temperatures in Valencia which hover around 28°C (82°F). If you want to run or cycle in Turia Park, it’s that time of year when you need to wake up earlier or stay up a little later (the Spanish prefer the latter option).
  • Precipitation: June in Valencia means minimal rainfall with only 18mm of measurable precipitation.
  • Sea Temperature: Enjoy swimming or simply floating in the Mediterranean’s warming waters at around 26°C (76°F).
  • Activities: June in Spain means you have daylight well into the evening. Enjoy an evening bike tour that takes you through the Centro Historico, around El Carmen, through Turia park, and shows off the City of Arts and Sciences as the sunsets behind it.

Madrid in June

While there is never a bad time to visit Madrid, the city comes to life even more as summer begins. With warm temperatures and minimal rainfall, Madrid becomes a hive of evening activity around the literary quarter’s funky bars and tapas restaurants.

Retiro Park is a popular spot to explore both during the day and as the sun begins to set (there are tapas bars there too!).

  • Average Temperature: Experience the capital in June with warm temperatures around 28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: Encounter minimal rainfall with clear skies only bringing around 26mm.
  • Activities: Beyond the well-trodden paths, find solace in the sprawling Retiro Park, where locals gather for picnics, paddleboat rides, and open-air performances. There are so many amazing neighborhoods in Madrid to explore whether it’s Barrio de las Letras, Malasaña, or La Latina. These three in particular are packed with some of my absolute favorite tapas bars in Madrid and with the long, warm evenings, June in Spain is the best time to enjoy them.
main boulevard with palm trees lining both sides and colorful tiles on the ground.

The esplanade in Alicante is one of my favorite places to spend time when I’m there, especially around sunset.

Alicante: Sunny Retreat in Spain in June

While Alicante is, of course, one of the warmest places in Spain in winter, it’s also a summer retreat that you will love.

There are endless beaches in Alicante region and indeed the entire Costa Blanca in general should be explored fully. June in Spain is a great time to rent a car and drive along the coastline.

But it’s not just about the beaches. There are tons of things to do in Alicante and around this region in June before it gets too hot and oppressive. There are hikes to enjoy, coastal walks that are less strenuous but no less beautiful, and tons of historical sites to explore even right in downtown Alicante.

  • Average Temperature: Temperatures in Alicante in June tend to be around 28°C (82°F)
  • Precipitation: June in Alicante has minimal rainfall of less than 10mm across the entire month.
  • Sea Temperature: Dive into the inviting waters of the Mediterranean with temperatures around 23°C (73°F).
  • Activities: Don’t miss out on exploring Barrio de Santa Cruz, where narrow cobblestone streets lead to quaint squares adorned with bold bougainvillea at this time of year. Indulge in local flavors at the bustling Mercado Central, where the aroma of fresh produce and seafood will have your stomach grumbling even if you’ve just eaten. For a serene retreat, explore the Castle of Santa Barbara, perched atop Mount Benacantil, providing panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Alicante’s coastal allure extends beyond the beaches, inviting you to unwind in the Explanada de España, where palm-lined promenades and outdoor cafes create a laid-back atmosphere. It’s particularly beautiful at sunset.

Almería: Arid Elegance

June is perhaps the only summer month that I recommend booking a trip to Almeria. Unless of course, you love dry scorching desert heat. Almeria swarms with tourists in July, August, and September, but they are also the hottest months in Almeria.

In June, you can expect perfect beach temperatures, great water temperatures, and the ideal setting for exploring the beaches, restaurants, and culture of this region of Andalucia.

  • Average Temperature: Expect warm temperatures with highs around 28°C (82°F).
  • Precipitation: June in Almeria has minimal rainfall of around 8mm.
  • Sea Temperature: Enjoy water temperatures of 22°C (70°F).
  • Activities: Explore the unique terrain of Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park, where rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, and dramatic cliffs offer a haven for nature enthusiasts. Delve into the city’s rich history by wandering through the Alcazaba of Almeria. For a tranquil retreat, unwind on Playa de los Genoveses, a pristine beach framed by golden sands and crystalline waters. You’ll need a car to access these beaches, so be sure to pick up a rental at the Almeria Airport.
beautiful beach with three palm trees in the middle and a pale blue sky above.

The beaches in Almeria are some of the most beautiful in all of Spain.

Seville: Flamenco Heat

Seville starts to sizzle in June. Temperatures rise along with the number of visitors to the city. But it’s still not too hot for exploring, at least if you manage to get up early and enjoy some of the plazas before the sun reaches its height.

June in Seville is a good time to explore air-conditioned museums and sample refreshing glasses of vino de naranja or cold cañas of beer. It’s a good time of year to sample traditional Andalucian dishes like salmorejo (similar to gazpacho) and serranito sandwiches.

  • Average Temperature: Feel the heat with temperatures as high as 32°C (90°F).
  • Precipitation: Less than 8mm of rain falls in June.
  • Activities: Visit the ancient Roman city of Italica or explore coastal other day trips from Seville like the beaches of Cadiz. If you are going to visit popular Seville tourist sites like the Alcazar and the cathedral, be sure to book your tickets for first thing in the morning to not only beat the hungover tourists but to beat the heat as well. Climbing the Giralda Tower at midday is an absolute no-no at this time of year.

Ibiza: Island Bliss

June brings island bliss to Ibiza, where warm temperatures set the stage for legendary nightlife and sun-soaked days on pristine beaches. With minimal rainfall and inviting sea temperatures, Ibiza finally comes back to life in June.

If epic beach parties at Ibiza beach clubs are your idea of a perfect June in Spain, then this is the best time of year to plan your Ibiza vacation.

  • Average Temperature: Ibiza in June has pleasant temperatures of around 26°C (79°F).
  • Precipitation: You only get around 12mm of rainfall in June in Ibiza.
  • Sea Temperature: Dive into the sea with temperatures around 22°C (72°F).
  • Activities: Wander through the charming streets of Ibiza Town, where whitewashed buildings adorned with vibrant bougainvillea create a picturesque setting for exploration. This is the time to pick up your rental car from Ibiza Airport and explore the different towns in Ibiza where weekly hippie markets take place again and all of the best restaurants are back open.
city and sea viewed from above.

Explore the stunning beaches that are the perfect weather in Spain in June.

Canary Islands: Tropical Tranquility

The Canary Islands offer tropical tranquility in June, with comfortable temperatures and limited rainfall. Explore volcanic landscapes or simply relax on sandy beaches. There are plenty of fun things to do to keep you busy on the Canary Islands in June.

  • Average Temperature: Embrace comfortable temperatures around 26°C (79°F).
  • Precipitation: There is usually no measurable rain on the islands in June.
  • Sea Temperature: Dive into the Atlantic waters that stay around 22°C (72°F).
  • Activities: Explore the magical landscapes of Lanzarote, where the volcanic terrain of Timanfaya National Park makes you feel like you’ve landed on the moon. Relax on the golden beaches of Gran Canaria, where the Atlantic waves provide a soothing backdrop to sun-soaked days. Immerse yourself in the lush ecosystems of Tenerife’s Teide National Park, home to Spain’s highest peak, Mount Teide. In La Palma, hike through the enchanting laurel forests of Caldera de Taburiente, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

What Else Is Happening in Spain in June?

Beyond the nuances of weather, Spain in June has tons of fantastic events and cultural celebrations that give you even more reasons to book your trip. From traditional events to contemporary art exhibitions, religious celebrations to food-focused festivals, there’s something for everyone in Spain in June.

  • Noche de San Juan: A celebration you’ll find all over Europe (and in much of Latin America, too) Dia de San Juan is the Saint’s Day of St. John the Baptist. While the actual saint day is always held on June 24th,  Noche de San Juan, or the night of San Juan is on the 23rd, the night before Dia de San Juan. From the beaches of Barcelona to the shores of Alicante, locals and visitors gather to welcome the arrival of summer with bonfires, music, and midnight swims. It’s a night of enchantment, where the boundaries between tradition and revelry blur against the backdrop of crackling fires and the lapping waves of the Mediterranean.
  • La Batalla del Vino de Haro: For an unconventional and spirited celebration, head to Haro in the La Rioja region for La Batalla del Vino. This unique festival involves participants dousing each other with wine in a joyous and exuberant battle. It’s not one of the most famous festivals in Spain, but it is one of the most fun! The streets of Haro become a canvas of deep purple stains as locals and visitors alike engage in this playful and wine-soaked celebration, turning the quaint town into a lively spectacle.
  • La Patum de Berga: La Patum de Berga, a traditional festival in the Catalonia region, is a vibrant showcase of cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. Held in the town of Berga, this event features a series of captivating processions, including fire runs, dances, and unique performances that pay homage to the town’s history and folklore. It’s a mesmerizing display of Catalan traditions that transports spectators to another era. It depends on when the week of Corpus Cristi is, sometimes it is in June and sometimes it is in May in Spain, so always check before booking your trip to attend the festival.
  • Music Festivals in Spain: June in Spain resonates with the harmonious beats of various music festivals that cater to diverse tastes. From the electronic sounds of Sónar in Barcelona to the indie vibes of Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the country transforms into a haven for music enthusiasts.