Granada in the south of Spain has a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters.
Located in the region of Andalusia, one of Spain’s hottest regions, expect high daytime temperatures in summer.
Our advice: Visit the Alhambra and the other attractions early in the morning, and take advantage of the siesta period. If it gets too hot, consider heading to nearby Nerja, Costa del Sol’s best beach town, a one-hour drive from Granada.
Temperatures and Rainfall in Granada
During the winter months, average high temperatures range between 13ºC / 55ºF and 19ºC / 66ºF, while winter lows vary from 1ºC / 34ºF to 5ºC / 41ºF. January is the coldest month, with an average temperature of 7ºC / 45ºF.
In summer, daytime temperatures easily exceed 34ºC / 93ºF in July and August, and average lows do not drop below 18ºC / 64ºF.
Spring and autumn bring milder temperatures with average highs varying from 19ºC / 66ºF to 30ºC / 86ºF and average lows from 5ºC / 41ºF to 10ºC / 50ºF.
Late autumn is usually the wettest time of the year, especially during the months of November and December. Rain in summer is extremely rare.
When to Go
Although Granada can be visited all year, spring and autumn are the best times. July and August can be very hot, so mid-March through June and mid-September through October offer milder temperatures and the best conditions for sightseeing.
If summer is your only you can go, make sure you book your accommodation in advance to save on your trip.