The climate in Madrid
is fairly pleasant. However, in the middle of an especially
hot summer when heat settles on the city, temperatures can
get as high as 40º C. During this time most of the locals
leave town for their summer vacations at the seaside while
tourists fill the streets of Madrid.
Spring and autumn here are quite short compared to other countries
and the highest rainfall occurs during winter months. While
most of Spain’s holiday destinations boast a mild Mediterranean
climate, Madrid has more of a continental climate. The city’s
altitude, 665 metres above sea level, explain the cold winters.
The best times of the year to travel to Madrid would
definitely be during the spring and autumn months. This
way you avoid the wet winters and the hot summers.