Weather Averages for Barcelona in June
Averages for Barcelona in June
Barcelona is positioned on the Mediterranean and, as a result, it experiences a moderate climate all year long.
June is one of the summer months in Barcelona and therefore enjoys some of the best weather of the year with pleasant temperatures and abundant sunshine throughout. Tourists flock to the city at this time of year, as it is the perfect time for a lovely summer holiday.
If you are in Barcelona at this time, light summery clothes will be sufficient as the average daytime temperatures are around 24°C (that is about 75°F), whereas the average minimum temperatures tend to drop down to 16°C (that is about 60°F).
The warm season in Barcelona officially lasts from June 22nd until September 19th, with average daily high temperatures above 25°C. Over the course of June, it is even possible for average maximum temperatures to exceed 28°C one day in ten.
In 2003 a heat wave hit most parts of Western Europe, and was recorded as the hottest summer on record in Europe since 1540. From June to August, Barcelona experienced a sudden rise in temperatures which reached a maximum of 36°C (that’s about 97°F). Throughout Spain there were 141 deaths linked to the heat wave and temperature records were broken in various cities, such as Sevilla and Girona.
During June the length of day stays is essentially constant and does not differ much in length compared to May. On average, the shortest day of the month is June 1st with 14:57 hours of daylight while the longest day is June 21st with 15:09 hours of daylight. Barcelona also enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day in June, perfect for sunbathing and outdoor activities.
Precipitation is also rather unlikely throughout this month. However, the probability that rainfall will occur in Barcelona varies throughout the month. Precipitation is actually most likely around June 1st at 31%, while precipitation is least likely around June 28th at only 23%. Throughout June, the most common forms of rainfall are moderate rain, thunderstorms, light rain and drizzle. There is some expectation of rain in June, with an average of 24mm over nine days. However, that’s quite a significant decrease compared to May, where it is predicted for 60mm of rainfall, over a period of nine days.
However, rainfall in Barcelona in the summer months rarely lasts for long and, if it does rain whilst you are on holiday there, you should expect it to clear up before long so you can get back to enjoying the lovely summer weather.
At this time of year the median cloud cover ranges from a mostly clear 32% to a partly cloudy 41%. During June the sky is starting to become clearer as summer comes into full swing and it is predicted for the median cloud cover to decrease a 8% from the start to the end of the month. Furthermore, on June 15th, a representative day, the sky is predicted to be clear or mostly clear 52% of the time and only partly cloudy 27% of the time.
During June the relative humidity fluctuates between a mildly humid 56% and a very humid 92%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 42% or reaching 100%. On average, the air is driest around June 30th, when the humidity levels can drop below 64% three days out of four, in contrast, the air is most humid around June 1st, rising above 88% three days out of four.
Wind speeds throughout June, typically vary from 0 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a calm to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s is likely to occur around June 1st, when also the average daily maximum wind speed is likely to hit 6 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north 30% of the time, followed by the south west.
Should you want to go swimming in the sea or get involved with water sports, the average sea temperature for June is a very warm 21°C – that's only 5°C cooler compared to August where the sea can reach an average temperature of 26°C.
- Barcelona in June
Dates for the diary
On the 23rd and 24th of June the locals celebrate the Feast of Saint Joan. The event features local food cooked in traditional styles and a spectacular display of fireworks.
The Grec Festival is also celebrated at the end of June and continues into July. This festival mainly includes theatre and music of all types.
An event known as Sonar also takes place in Barcelona in this month. This event is a celebration of electronic music and claims to be the biggest event of this kind in Europe.
The Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix takes place on June 14th at Circuit de Catalunya .This motorcycle race is part of the international MotoGP circuit and is not only one of the most popular, but one of the most important. Over 100,000 race fans are expected to attend this highly anticipated event in 2014.
Corpus Christi Day is another religious event to look forward to on June 19th. A day marked by church going, religious processions and parades honoring Christ in the recognition in the belief of his body and his blood. It is also a celebration of the Eucharist. Barcelona celebrates with flower wreaths and many streets are literally carpeted with colorful flowers.
From June 27th until the 29th, Pride Barcelona takes place throughout the city. This is not just a Gay Pride celebration. It is also a 10-day festival of sports, entertainment, food, culture and parties.
European Balloon Festival is a wonderful and colourful event that attracts balloonists from around the world. This 4-day event/competition brings over 25,000 visitors to Barcelona. Hot air balloon rides for the public are available.
- Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix
Things to do
On a sunny day you must go to Tibidabo Hill, which offers breathtaking views over the rest of the city. If you make your way to the top you will also find a vintage amusement park which is open from March to September and is a great place to bring the kids. There is also a Skywalk open at this time of year and the Sagrat Cor Church which are both completely free!
Live the history of one of the best football clubs in the world at FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium and Museum. You will have the chance to enter the away team changing room, the players’ tunnel, the dugouts, press room, commentators box and of course the Museum which showcases an extensive display of trophies, fact files and more. It is also important to remember that the museum is open on match days but closes three hours before kick-off.
Another popular place to visit is Montjuic Hill and Poble Espanyol de Barcelona – the Spanish Village of Barcelona. There are many things to see and do here including Montjuic Castle and a wide variety of shops selling anything from handicrafts to cakes.
On the other hand, if it’s a very hot day and you want to escape from the heat and humidity you may want to visit CosmoCaixa, which is an interesting science museum in Barcelona. This hands-on museum is a great place to bring the little ones, plus there is free admission for children under 16 years.
- FC Barcelona, Camp Nou
Where to eat & drink
Tickets is a Spanish tapas bar located down Avinguda del Paral-lel. This modern and slightly flamboyant restaurant serves a variety of seafood dishes and tapas classics with a modern and innovative twist. There is also a bar serving classic cocktails called 41°. Even though this restaurant is run by a number of established chefs it is surprisingly cheap ranging from 4 to 12 Euros.
El Passadis Del Pep is a favourite for locals in Barcelona. This seafood restaurant only uses the freshest ingredients, delivered daily from the fishing ports along the Catalan coast. However, there is no menu at this eatery – what’s on offer depends on what has been caught out at sea on the day.
Sutton is a New York style nightclub which features designated VIP areas for its most premium guests. The club has also opened its doors to some of the most famous people in the world including Cristiano Ronaldo and Nicholas Cage.
Furthermore, you don’t have to head to Ibiza to visit a Pacha Club. Pacha also has a base in Barcelona, situated near the Zona Universitaria and is frequented by hordes of college students who are looking to let their hair down. This place may not appeal to everyone, but if you are looking for an Ibiza-style night out this is the place for you!
Hit the beach
If you want to escape from the mass of crowds during the summer season you should head to Llevant Beach found on the northernmost coast of Barcelona. This newly-opened beach became accessible to the public in 2007 and like most beaches in the area offers a number of amenities including showers, a children’s park and lifeguards are on duty during the peak periods.
Sant Sebastia is situated at the eastern end of Barcelona’s coastline in the Ciutat Vella district. This golden sand beach is particularly popular with both tourists and locals due to its close proximity to the city, which can be reached by foot from the centre.
Barceloneta is without a doubt the most popular and famous beach in the whole of Barcelona. Renowned for its party atmosphere this beach is where you will find the locals hanging out. The beach features a wealth of activities and amenities including hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, kiosks and more.
If you’re into windsurfing or maybe even sunbathing nude you may want to visit La Mar Bella Beach. This place offers an area covered with a bamboo hillock to protect sunbathers from any wandering eyes. This beach is just a 20-minute walk away from the Poblenou metro station.
- La Nova Marbella Beach, Barcelona
Where to stay
Hotel Condal is an affordable two-star hotel situated just 50m away from Las Ramblas and Liceu Metro Station. This hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Everyday there is also a continental breakfast served in the hotel’s café-bar, however, if you would rather venture out there are also a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars in the streets surrounding the hotel.
On the other hand, Hotel Lleo is a three-star hotel located in Ciutat Vella, also next to the famous Las Ramblas and Barcelona’s Plaza Catalunya. This modern hotel boasts a rooftop pool with sun terrace and loungers, that overlook the rest of Barcelona.
Ciutat de Barcelona is another hotel that offers an outdoor swimming pool. Located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, this three-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi, a tapas-style restaurant and is just around the corner from the Picasso Museum and many other popular tourist attractions.
If you’re looking for a more upmarket hotel you may want to stay at the exclusive four-star Royal Ramblas Hotel, situated in the city centre. This hotel is situated directly on the famous Las Ramblas and offers a buffet breakfast to guests. This hotel can also organize car rental and features a tour desk, where the staff are more than happy to provide you with useful information about the city of Barcelona.