Averages for Barcelona in October

What's the weather like in Barcelona in October

October is good time to visit Barcelona if you like the sunshine but want to avoid the intense heat of the preceding months. 

By October, although the days are still sunny and warm, the sweltering humidity of August has passed, so once again you are able to enjoy a warm and sunny climate.

The average daytime temperatures are around 21°C (that is about 70°F) whereas the average minimum temperat...

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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 23°C 73°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 58°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 87 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 6 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 22°C 72°F

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What's the weather like in Barcelona in October

October is good time to visit Barcelona if you like the sunshine but want to avoid the intense heat of the preceding months. 

By October, although the days are still sunny and warm, the sweltering humidity of August has passed, so once again you are able to enjoy a warm and sunny climate.

The average daytime temperatures are around 21°C (that is about 70°F) whereas the average minimum temperatures drop down to 12°C (that is about 54°F).

The average amount of sunshine predicted in October is eight hours per day – that's only one hour less compared to September, which sees on average nine hours of sunshine per day. Over the course of a typical October, the length of day is essentially decreasing. From the start to the end of the month the length of day decreases by approximately 1:19 hours. On average, the shortest day of the month is October 31st, with a total of 10:26 hours of daylight, while the longest day is October 1st with 11:44 hours of daylight.

The average monthly precipitation is around 58 mm (that is about 3 inches). It can rain or drizzle for 10 days throughout the month.

Unfortunately, October is one of the wettest months of the year. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed is 34%, with little variation over the month. Throughout October, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, light rain, moderate rain and thunderstorms. If visiting in October seems a bit risky to you, September may be a better option as it still is very warm at this time of year, there is little rainfall and the city is a lot quieter.

The cloud cover at this time of year generally stays around a partly cloudy 43% most of the time. On October 16th, a representative day the sky is clear or mostly clear 46% of the time and only partly cloudy 29% of the time.

There is no snow or fog expected, so you shouldn't have to worry about the weather taking an unexpected turn for the worse.

During October the relative humidity typically fluctuates between a mildly humid 57% and a very humid 92%, rarely dropping below a comfortable 40% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around October 4th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 66% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is most humid around October 23rd where humidity levels can rise above a very humid 89% three days out of four.

In October typical wind speeds vary from a calm 0 mph to a moderate 14 mph, rarely exceeding 20 mph! The highest average wind speed of 8 mph usually occurs around October 17th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the north, closely followed by the south west.

If the sea is one of the main attractions of Barcelona for you, the average sea temperature for October is 22°C. That's still warm enough to go swimming or take part in water sports. The month with the hottest sea temperature on average is August, where the sea can reach a positively warm 26°C.

October is a perfect time to start exploring the outdoor activities and the cultural attractions that the city has to offer. Barcelona does have fair chances of rain and cloudy weather, though, so it's best to bring a light coat and umbrella just incase. However, there can still be plenty of sunny days so you may still need to bring along some sun cream!

As always in Barcelona, there is a fantastic nightlife to be enjoyed in the city throughout the month. If you venture out in the evenings, be sure to take advantage of the restaurants, clubs and bars the city has to offer.

Barcelona Hotels in October

10 minute walk to many of Barcelona's hotspots to visit, four star hotel H10 Cubik is an ideal place to stay. The hotel provides a swimming pool, 2 lounge bars and a rooftop terrace to enjoy. All rooms are sound proofed and inclusive of WiFi, espresso makers and bath robes. The main areas of the hotel feature a funky, geometric style design, and is part influenced by brutalist architecture.

If you're looking for self-catering accommodation you may be interesting in the Feelathome Plaza Apartments situated in Sants-Montjuic. These stylish and comfortable apartments coming with free Wi-Fi, heating, flat-screen TVs, dining area, kitchen and some even come with their own washing machine or balcony. There is also a communal rooftop terrace with great views of the area.

If you want a central location you may want to stay at Suites Avenue, which is located directly opposite to Gaudi's famous La Pedrera in L'Eixample. These self-catering apartments feature chic décor with leather sofas and parquet floors. The property also offers an outdoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

On the other hand, if you would rather sit back and relax whilst on holiday you should look into staying at the exclusive Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL in the district of Ciutat Vella. This hotel is just 5-minutes' away from Las Ramblas and offers a seasonal rooftop swimming pool, gym and spacious sun terrace.

Arc La Rambla is a delightful three-star hotel located in Ciutat Vella which is right on the famous Las Ramblas and is only 100m from Drassanes Metro Station. The hotel is also just 10 minutes' walk from the popular Gothic Quarter and Placa Catalunya.

Barcelona Beaches in October

If it's a sunny day you should definitely 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 public showers, toilets, a children's park and lifeguards are on duty during the peak periods.

On the other hand, Sant Sebastia is located at the eastern end of Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella district. This beautiful, clean 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 city 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 plenty of activities such as hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, ice cream and drink kiosks and more.

Nudist sunbathers may want to visit La Mar Bella Beach. This beach features an area covered with a bamboo hillock to protect sunbathers. This beach is also within close proximity to the city as it is just a 20-minute walk away from the Poblenou metro station.

Barcelona Restaurants in October

You can't go to Barcelona without trying some typical Catalan cuisine. If you're looking for a cheap eatery make sure to try Cal Boter in Gracia, which is one of the regions best-known old restaurant. This place is renowned for its great service and unforgettable baked cod.

Timesburg is not your typical burger joint. This quirky restaurant offers 15 different varieties of burger that come with an array of delicious ingredients and flavours. This is a great place to bring the kids or if you're looking for somewhere which is relatively cheap.

Otto Zutz Club can be found on the outskirts of Barcelona. This exclusive venue is split into two levels and boasts a spectacular ceiling made up of chandeliers and disco balls of various sizes. This club is well known for playing the latest hip-hop and R&B sounds and if you are prepared to splash out the cash, the club also offers a reserved VIP area.

On other hand, if you're looking for a wild, unforgettable night make sure to go to Sala Apolo, at least one night during your stay in Barcelona. This club pumps out the best reggae, rap and rock tunes throughout the week.

Things to do in Barcelona in October

October is a superb time of year to visit the Sagrada Familia, as it is a lot quieter at this time of year in terms of tourists. This giant Catholic Church was designed by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and is still under construction after over 100 years! The shear size of the building is truly breathtaking, so make sure to bring along your camera.

If you want to do something entirely different you could try Roomin Escape, situated in Barrio de Gracia. Roomin Escape is a new type of leisure activity, which is becoming increasingly popular in major cities across the world. The idea of this game is that your team of two to five people solve a number of puzzles, riddles and brain teasers to get out of the room within 60 minutes. This is a great activity if it's a rainy day.

For an authentic Spanish experience you may want to visit the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, which hosts a number of performances throughout the week by today's leading Catalan flamenco dancers and musicians. The show also offers a buffet dinner, featuring Mediterranean specialities and a variety of drinks.

La Boqueria market in La Rambla is the largest in Europe and a must for anyone wanting to experience more of Catalan cuisine. Explore rich and delicious Spanish cured meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, Spanish cheeses such as Manchego and heavenly home made breads and pastries. The colours and smells here are magnificent! The market is open all year round from 8am-8:30pm, but it is recommended you visit during the morning for the freshest produce and least crowds. Note that La Boqueria is closed on Sundays.

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