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The Weather in Madrid in September?

Updated: May 11, 2024

This post covers the weather in Madrid, Spain in September, including average temperatures and precipitation, with tips on what to pack.

September in Madrid features warm afternoons with comfortable to cool late nights and early mornings. Humidity levels remain low throughout the month.


How Hot is Madrid in Spain?

Afternoon high temperatures tend to average around 28 C (83 F) early in the month but cool to 25 C (77 F) near the end of the month. 

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in September, can reach up near 34 C (93 F).

The record high temperature in Madrid during September is 38.9 °C (102 F).

Late-night and early-morning lows will tend to average about 16 C (61 F) early in the month falling to around 12 C (54 F) near the end of the month. 

A few of the cooler mornings, especially near the end of the month, can dip down around 7 C (45 F). 

The record low temperature for Madrid during September is 4.0 C (39.2 F).


Sun and Rain

During September, you can expect about 18-22 days of sunny or at least partly sunny skies.

It is more likely to have a sunny day early in the month than near the end of the month. 

About 8-12 days, overall, will be mostly cloudy with 2-4 days reporting some rain. 


Daylight

The number of daylight hours decreases rapidly this month from about 13.1 hours on the 1st to about 11.8 hours by the 30th. 


Windspeed

Mostly light to gentle winds prevail this month at 6-19 kph (4-12 mph) but can briefly be moderate at 20-28 kph (13-18 mph).


What to Wear in Madrid in September?

Best to bring a mix of summer and fall attire this month.

You can bring sundresses, shorts, both long and short-sleeved tops as well as jeans but also pack a sweater plus a windbreaker or lightweight jacket for the few cooler evenings and chilly early morning hours, near the end of the month.

Don’t forget some comfortable walking shoes as well as some sneakers.


Things to Do in Madrid in September

The weather will still be pretty nice in September, so you might want to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish Madrid walking tour.

You can also expect to see a few notable concerts this month, including Björk, Echo and the Bunnymen, and 5 Seconds of Summer.

If it's warm enough, you might want to consider visiting the countryside wineries to sample some of the best wine in the region!

For those trying to think of a romantic night out with their significant other, consider an authentic Flamenco show complete with dancing and music.

Getting hungry? Consider going on a Tapas crawl to find some of the best spots to get these tasty treats!


Fred Pickhardt   
Ocean Weather Services

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: May 11th, 2024
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