Climate in Extremadura

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from five measuring weather stations in Extremadura.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1130m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Extremadura is one of the warmest region in Spain with an average daily high temperature of 22 degrees centigrade. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 34 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Extremadura
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 13 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in the region of Extremadura. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Extremadura
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 8 rainy days, April offers the most number of rainy days, and in July the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Extremadura
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.1 mm, the least rain falls in July. October, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Extremadura
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 80%, January is the most uncomfortable. In July, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Extremadura
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Extremadura
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Extremadura

Most important cities in the region »Extremadura«

The region has a west-east extension of about 190 km and over 240 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Badajoz150,53638° 52' 40"N6° 58' 14"W
Cáceres93,13139° 28' 35"N6° 22' 20"W
Mérida56,39538° 54' 58"N6° 20' 37"W
Plasencia41,14840° 1' 52"N6° 5' 18"W
Don Benito35,79138° 57' 23"N5° 51' 42"W
Almendralejo33,58838° 40' 59"N6° 24' 27"W
Villanueva de la Serena25,83838° 58' 36"N5° 47' 51"W
Navalmoral de la Mata17,22839° 53' 30"N5° 32' 26"W
Zafra16,42438° 25' 0"N6° 25' 0"W
Montijo16,23638° 54' 30"N6° 37' 4"W
Villafranca de los Barros13,35638° 33' 41"N6° 20' 17"W
Coria12,89639° 59' 3"N6° 32' 10"W
Miajadas10,33839° 9' 5"N5° 54' 30"W
Jerez de los Caballeros10,23738° 19' 14"N6° 46' 21"W
Talayuela10,18939° 59' 13"N5° 36' 35"W
El Casar10,03138° 31' 51"N5° 55' 30"W
Trujillo9,31739° 27' 28"N5° 52' 55"W
Azuaga8,24238° 16' 0"N5° 40' 60"W
Moraleja7,99540° 4' 1"N6° 39' 35"W
Los Santos de Maimona7,93738° 27' 0"N6° 22' 60"W
Guareña7,33038° 51' 34"N6° 5' 60"W
Castuera6,82438° 43' 55"N5° 32' 38"W
Fuente del Maestre6,74838° 31' 36"N6° 26' 52"W
Jaraíz de la Vera6,67240° 3' 36"N5° 45' 15"W
Arroyo de la Luz6,67139° 29' 6"N6° 35' 2"W
Valencia de Alcántara6,12939° 24' 41"N7° 14' 40"W
Calamonte6,11738° 53' 19"N6° 23' 16"W
Llerena5,71638° 13' 60"N6° 1' 0"W
Montehermoso5,69340° 5' 17"N6° 20' 59"W
Oliva de la Frontera5,68238° 16' 33"N6° 55' 7"W

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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