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How is the Weather in Madrid During April?

Updated: February 27, 2024

April in Madrid features cold nights and early mornings with cool to comfortable afternoons. Skies are more likely to be sunny than cloudy.


Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 16-17 C (61-63 F) early in the month, warming to 20-21 C (68-70 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially later in the month, can reach up to around 26 C (79 F). The record high temperature for Madrid during April is 30.9 C (87.6 F).

Late night and early morning lows tend to be around 5-6 C (41-43 F) early in the month, warming to 8-10 C (46-50 F) towards the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down around 1 C (34 F). The record low temperature in Madrid during April is -3 C (26.6 F).

Sky and Rain

April in Madrid usually sees about 17-18 sunny, or at least partly sunny days while about 12-13 days will be mostly cloudy. About 6 days typically record rainfall of at least 1 mm (0.04 inches).


The number of daylight hours increases rapidly this month from 12.7 hours on the 1st to about 13.9 hours by the 30th. 


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

What to Wear in Madrid during April?

Early Spring can still be on the cool side so best to bring a light jacket and dress in layers, particularly for the late night and early morning hours.

For the warmer afternoons you should include some lighter ware, including some light breathable tops. Don't forget some comfortable walking shoes or sneakers.

Things to Do in Madrid in April

Spring is the perfect time to take a free walking tour in Madrid, as the flowers are blooming and there are plenty of sunny days!

Considering the time of year, you may also want to think about a trip to the Royal Botanic Garden next to the Prado Museum.

This season is also a great time for visiting historic attractions and museums, because it's not usually the busiest time for tourism, so you should be able to get tickets quite easily.

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: February 27th, 2024
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