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How is the Weather in Madrid During October?

Updated: September 21, 2023

October in Madrid brings generally comfortable afternoons with cool to cold late nights and early mornings.


Daytime high temperatures fall throughout this month ranging from 21-22 C (70-72 F) early in the month to around 18 C (64-65 F) towards the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in the month, can reach up near 27 C (80-81 F). The record high temperature in Madrid during October is 31.0 C (88F).

Late night and early morning lows tend to be around 11-12 C (52-54 F) early in the month, cooling to 8-9 C (46-48 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially near the end of the month, can dip down around 2C (35-36 F).  The record low temperature in Madrid during October -0.4 C (31.3 F).

Sky and Rain

During October, you can expect about 17-8 sunny, or at least, partly sunny days and about 13-14 mostly cloudy days.

Some rainfall is likely on 5-6 days this month with a rainy day more likely near the end of the month than at the start. 


The number of daylight hours falls quickly this month from about 11.8 hours on the 1st to 10.5 hours by the 31st. 


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 during October?

Fall weather clothes work best this month.

Take Jeans or lightweight pants, long-sleeved cotton tops or sweaters, and a light jacket for the colder evenings and mornings.

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

Things to Do in Madrid in October

Although the weather won't be as nice during the fall months, we still recommend considering a free Madrid walking tour.

While Halloween isn't as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, fans of the supernatural might want to consider taking the Ghosts of Madrid audio tour.

Alternatively, it's never a bad time to take in an authentic Flamenco show, which will bring you indoors on rainy nights.

It's also worth noting that Louis Tomlinson and Blink-182 will be performing concerts in Madrid this October!

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: September 21st, 2023
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