Barcelona Weather in January
What’s the weather like in Barcelona in January?
January is one of the coldest months of the year, but it’s still a great time for a holiday to Barcelona. The city has slightly more sunshine than last month and you’ll notice temperatures starting to improve towards the end of the month.
With Barcelona’s location on Spain’s northeast coast, the city is in the path of several conflicting winds. In winter, these winds can make the weather feel much colder, especially when westerly winds from the Atlantic blows into the city. Rainfall is more likely over winter, before drying up towards the end of spring. The weather fluctuates quite regularly, which is one of the reasons why the Costa Brava region has been nicknamed the “wild coast”.
Barcelona weather in January is quite mild compared to the UK, with an average temperature of 13°C. At night, the climate cools to 4°C with an average humidity of 55%. At the start of the month, there are around nine hours of sunlight that increases to ten hours by the end of January. There’s an expected rainfall of 40mm spread over eight days, which means there’s a chance of rain but you could also get lucky and skip the showers completely.