Bilbao offers temperate maritime climate year-round. This is because there are no major temperature fluctuations that may result into extreme temperatures in any of the months of the year. The winter climate, which is noticeably milder, occurs in the month of December and January making them the coldest months of the Peninsula region at relatively low temperatures that cause a day or two of occasional snow flurries.
Bilbao features more rain during the springs that lead to heavy showers and overcast. During these cloudy days, many people enjoy plenty sunshine with pleasant temperatures that often is suitable for sunbathing in the nearby beaches. After it’s short springs, Bilbao experiences the best of it’s weather that see clear weather and blue skies. Temperatures during summer are average with strong sunshine. The temperatures may reach highs of 35 degrees Celsius during which the months of July and august become the hottest. Summer weather can become humid at times especially when standing alongside the Nervion River that is close to the Atlantic Ocean. Here you will enjoy the refreshing southerly winds hitting you from the mountains, giving you a fascinating experience that is just out of this world.
September through November becomes the most appropriate time to visit Bilbao with very warm temperatures. Although rains are common during these autumn months of Bilbao, they are usually quick to clear. Most people especially visitors from cooler countries, who don’t want to be affected by sudden change of climate and weather, prefer visiting this city during the month of October.
Depending on your personal likes and dislikes, this should guide you to which time of the year is most favorable for you to travel to the Bilbao city. Note that some irregular temperature fluctuations compel you to view the latest Bilbao weather forecasts in order to plan adequately.