Spanish summers are hot, everyone knows this, so one would expect spring to be pretty warm too, right? Unfortunately, Spanish summers come on pretty quickly and spring is a variable time. Expect a variety of weather - bring suncream and a jacket!
On top of that, April sees the weather get a little wetter, as this is when the spring showers hit.
Where to Go in Spain in April
The best cities to go to in April 2014.
April Events in Spain
What to do in Spain in April 2014.
April Weather in Portugal
Considering a side trip to Portugal? See what the weather will be like.
Weather in Madrid in April
Main article: Weather in Madrid in April
Temperatures in Madrid improve a little on March, but not by much, due to the arrival of the wet season. Expect the weather to vary considerably in April - heavy rain and mini-heatwaves are both possible this month.
The average maximum temperature in Madrid in April is 63°F/17°C and the average minimum temperature is 43°F/6°C.
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Weather in Barcelona in April
Main article: Weather in Barcelona in AprilThe weather is hotting up in Barcelona - it's just not very consistent yet. If you're visiting Barcelona in April, by all means bring your swimming costume, but don't expect the best weather in the world. Barcelona can also get pretty wet in April too, though not as bad as in other parts of the country.
The average maximum temperature in Barcelona in April is 63°F/17°C and the average minimum temperature is 46°F/8°C.
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Weather in Andalusia in April
Andalusia sees generally good weather in April. This is when Semana Santa usually takes place - and that needs good weather (the valuable floats can be destroyed by the slightest rain). However, I was in Seville for Semana Santa in 2007 and the weather was horrible.
The average maximum temperature in Malaga in April is 68°F/20°C and the average minimum temperature is 52°F/11°C.
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Weather in Northern Spain in AprilSpring and winter are wet in the north, so you might think the arrival of the wet season in the rest of the country would spell disaster in the Basque Country. Fortunately, it isn't that bad. It does rain a little more than in previous months, but not noticeably more. Temperatures are creeping up, but not by much.
The average maximum temperature in Bilbao in April is 63°F/17°C and the average minimum temperature is 46°F/8°C.
Weather in North-West Spain in AprilMuch the same as in March, the weather in Santiago is mild but very wet. Tell the Galicians that spring is here and they'll probably laugh in your face - not here it's not!
The average maximum temperature in Santiago de Compostela in April is 63°F/17°C and the average minimum temperature is 46°F/8°C.
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