Avg weather in January
9 Hrs per day
36 mm per month
76 % avg
6 Mph avg

Madrid Weather in January

What’s the weather like in Madrid in January?

Madrid is a little chilly in January, but it’s still quite mild compared to some other regions in Europe. It’s a fantastic time for lots of sightseeing because you won’t have the heat or humidity to slow you down.

Geographical influences

Madrid is the capital city of Spain with cool winters that are influenced by its high altitude above sea level. It’s also in the path of fresh winds blowing in from the Somosierra mountains on the north and northeast that can cause temperatures to drop during the day. You’ll need to pack some warmer clothes for your holiday as Madrid weather in January is usually chilly with the odd shower spread over the month.


You’ll need to wear warm clothes when you’re out exploring the city in winter. The average temperature is around 6°C with highs reaching up to 10°C in the afternoon. At night, the climate cools to just 1°C, which can lead to light snowfall on the mountains and frost in the city. There’s some rain throughout the month, but it isn’t much. You can expect 40mm over nine days with just two hours of sunshine per day.

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