Averages for Barcelona in February

What's the Weather like in Barcelona in February 

Temperature

In February, the weather in Barcelona is a mixed bag which can offer everything from sunny days, to cloud and rainfall. You can experience sunny mornings and everything can take a turn for the worst in few minutes.

The average daytime temperatures are around 14°C (about 57°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures are around 5°C (about 41°F). However, at this tim...

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  • Temperature Temperature 10°C 49°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 6°C 42°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 41 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 13°C 55°F

Daily averages for Barcelona

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What's the Weather like in Barcelona in February 

Temperature

In February, the weather in Barcelona is a mixed bag which can offer everything from sunny days, to cloud and rainfall. You can experience sunny mornings and everything can take a turn for the worst in few minutes.

The average daytime temperatures are around 14°C (about 57°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures are around 5°C (about 41°F). However, at this time of year it is still possible for the average maximum temperature to reach 18°C one day in ten. Furthermore, the highest temperature recorded in recent years during February was 24.5°C. Due to the unpredictable and usually cold and cloudy weather at this time of year there are not many tourists around at this time.

Rain

There is a fair chance of rain during this month; the average amount of precipitation is around 23mm (about 1 inch). Even if it doesn't rain, the weather during this period tends to remain cloudy. 

The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 30%, with little variation over the course of the month. Throughout February the most common forms of rainfall are rain, drizzle, light rain and thunderstorms.

Throughout February the median cloud cover is a mostly clear 39% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. On February 15th, a representative day the sky is clear or mostly clear 49% of the time and only partly cloudy 25% of the time. 

Sunshine Hours

However, you can also experience a few sunny days. The average amount of sunshine in February is around five hours a day – that's six hours less than August, which recieves on average 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the course of February the length of day is starting to gradually increase. From the start to the end of the month the length of day increases by 1:11 hours. On average, the shortest day of the month is February 1st with 10:04 hours of daylight, while the longest day is February 29th with 11:15 hours of daylight. 

Luckily, though, it shouldn't get too cold as your chances for fog and snow in February are minimal; there are usually no foggy or snowy days expected at this time of year.

Humidity

The relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 54% to a very humid 92% over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below a comfortable 34% or reaching as high a 100%. On average, the air is usually driest around February 16th, at which time the relative humidity drops below 64% three days out of four. On the other hand the air is most humid around February 24th, where humidity levels can rise above a very humid 88% three days out of four.

Wind

Barcelona is not normally a windy city, over the course of February average wind speeds vary from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 10 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around February 3rd, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, followed closely by the southwest. 

Average Sea Temperature

If you enjoy swimming in the sea and partaking in water sports, the average sea temperature for February is rather chilly for it at 13°C. The best time of the year for water sport activities is usually around the beginning of summer in June and July where the sea temperature can reach a warm 21°C to 24°C.

Barcelona Hotels in February 

If you want a hotel located right in the center of Barcelona you may want to try the Arai 4* S Monument hotel situated in Barcelona's romantic Gothic Quarter. This spectacular hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and rooftop terrace overlooking the city.

The three-star Andante Hotel features a rooftop pool, overlooking the rest of Barcelona. This affordable and comfortable hotel offers modern air-conditioned rooms and a buffet breakfast everyday of the week.

Furthermore the four-star Barcelona Princess hotel is located just a 10-minute walk away from the beach. All rooms at this contemporary hotel come with a satellite TV and offer free drinks from the minibar. Guests also have free access to two heated outdoor pools, one of them is even located on the 23rd floor and boasts spectacular panoramic views over the city center.

Casa Fuster is a five-star modernist hotel built in the heart of Barcelona's chic Passeig de Gracia Avenue. This elegant hotel offers a sauna, gym and a roof terrace with a pool and excellent views. All rooms are also air-conditioned and feature a satellite TV and minibar. 

Barcelona Beach for February

For some people February may be a little bit too cold to go swimming in the sea or sunbathing on the beach. However, it's still likely you will experience a couple of sunny days to head to the beach for an afternoon stroll.

If you don't mind wandering out of the city for the afternoon try Ocata Beach, located just 30 minutes north of Barcelona by train. Ocata is a quiet and clean beach offering a large amount of space, so you wont have to worry about it being too crowded.

On the other hand, if you would rather stay close to Barcelona you could try Barceloneta. Renowned for its superb and lively atmosphere this beach is a favourite for both tourists and locals. There are also plenty of activities available right on the beach including a bike rental service and surfing equipment available for hire.

Bogatell Beach is located about 15 minutes away from Bogatell Metro Station. This sandy beach is a lot quieter and arguably cleaner than Barceloneta Beach. If it's a sunny day this is the perfect place to come and relax.

However, if you want to hang out where the locals do, head to Badalona. This clean, golden sand beach is regularly cleaned and has all the necessary amenities so you can stay at the beach all day. This beach is situated just south of Barcelona between the city and Tarragona. The area is also superb for young families as it doesn't get too crowded and the sand is ideal for building sand castles.

Bars and Restaurants 

Bar del Pla is an authentic Spanish tapas bar serving an array of traditional tapas and raciones. They also offer a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks, including Mahou on tap, which is often hard to find in Barcelona as it is originally from Madrid.

Another tapas bar worth a try is Tapas 24 located in Dreta de L'Eixample. This place specializes in serving up flavorsome oxtail stews, fried prawns and cod croquettes. It is highly recommended to try the McFoie Burger and the Bikini, which is an interesting take on the ham and cheese toastie.

After enjoying a delicious meal it is recommended to visit the Piscis Bar situated in El Raval. This kitsch and quirky bar is one of the most atmospheric drinking holes in the whole of Barcelona. For an unforgettable night, this is the place to be.

However, if you are looking for a cocktail bar, make sure to head to the renowned Speakeasy Dry Martini, in Aribau. Offering arguably the best dry martini in the whole of the city, this is place to be if you consider yourself a cocktail connoisseur.

Things to do in Barcelona in February 

No visit to Barcelona is complete without visiting the Sagrada Familia. Arguably one of the most spectacular and breathtaking Roman Catholic Churches in the world, La Sagrada Familia is still under construction after more than 100 years! Even though the building work is unfinished this place of worship attracts more than 2.8 million visitors a year. February is one of the least crowded months of the year, so this is the ideal time to explore the church without having to make your way through a mass of crowds.

If you would like to explore outside of the city of Barcelona an afternoon in Montserrat is highly recommended. The area of Montserrat offers a rich and varied landscaped featuring a unique natural park and the site of the shrine dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. There are a number of guided tours available to this area and the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, located 60km west of Barcelona.

Guell Park or "Parque Guell" can be found on the hill of El Carmel in the Gracia district of Barcelona. This stunning garden complex was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Guadi and took over 14 years to build. The park is renowned for its collection of multicolored mosaic works which can be found in the Municipal garden including the longest bench in the world.

Simuteca has been running since 2004 in Barcelona, offering virtual flight simulation courses in a replica of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft and the Mooney Bravo. The software in the "Aeroteca" is based on the Microsoft Flight Simulator which features major airports from across the globe. This is the perfect activity for any aviation enthusiast or a wonderful birthday treat for your loved one. 

February events in Barcelona

Music

The Guitar Festival BCN The Guitar Festival BCN

4th February 2018 to 21st February 2018

The year 2017 marks the 28th year this festival has been in existence. Performances by both local and international musicians. The musical genres range from traditional to rock. Exact dates to be announced soon!

Website:

http://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/events/guitar-festival-barcelona/

Emergència!

11th February 2018

2017 DATES tba An annual one-day indie music festival that began in 2008. It features both local and international up-and-coming musicians. Stranded Horse and Las Buenas Noches were past performers at the festival.

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