The hottest month in Catalonia is July when the average maximum temperature is 30°, average temperature is 24° and average minimum temperature is 18°.
The coolest month in Catalonia is January when the average maximum temperature is 13°, average temperature is 8° and average minimum temperature is 2°.
The longest days in Catalonia are in June, with an average of 15.2 hours of daylight per day. December has the shortest days with an average of 9.2 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Catalonia are in July which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 11.9 hours of sunshine per day, making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days. December has the least sunshine with an average of 4.2 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in July when it reaches 9.5 and lowest in December when it reaches 1.4.
An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in Catalonia are found in August when they peak at 24° and lowest in March when they dip to 13°.
The sea is best for swimming between June and December when the temperature is above 17° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.
The wettest month in Catalonia is September with 4.7cm of rain and April has the most days of rain with 10.1 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Catalonia is December with 0.8cm of rain and the least days of rain with 4.5 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Catalonia is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 20° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.
The least humid month in Catalonia is February with a dew point of 6° which is a bit dry for some.
The most windy month in Catalonia is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25kmh and the average wind speed is 7kmh.
The least windy month in Catalonia is January when the average maximum windspeed is 17kmh and the average wind speed is 6kmh.