Valladolid, where it's located

In Valladolid, a city of Spain, located in the northern part of the Meseta (plateau) and in the Autonomous Community of Castile and León, about 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level, the climate is slightly continental, with moderately cold winters and hot, sunny summers, though with cool nights. Compared to the climate of Madrid, that of Valladolid is similar, but slightly colder, especially at night and in winter, since it is located in a more northern position and at an altitude slightly higher.
Here are the average temperatures.
Valladolid - Average temperatures
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min (°C)0135812141411841
Max (°C)8111517212731302619129
Min (°F)323437414654575752463934
Max (°F)465259637081888679665448

Precipitation is not abundant, since it amounts to 465 millimeters (18.5 inches) per year, and in fact, the landscape of the plateau is arid, especially during the summer months. The rains, however, are quite frequent from October to May, even though there is a decline in February and March. In May, and more rarely in summer, some afternoon thunderstorms can burst, however, in midsummer (July and August), it almost never rains. Here is the average precipitation.
Valladolid - Average precipitation
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Prec.(mm)453025505530151530605560465
Prec.(in)1.81.2122.21.20.60.61.22.42.22.418.3
Days76589523588873

Winter, from December to February, is pretty cold: the average temperature in January is 4 °C (39 °F). Rainfall, due to Atlantic low-pressure systems, is quite frequent, but generally not abundant.
In December and January (and much more rarely in February), during anticyclonic periods, at night and in the early morning, fog can form, and it sometimes persists even during the day, keeping the temperature low (around freezing or a few degrees above even at midday).
Every now and then, cold waves may occur, with snowfalls and frosts. The temperature drops below -5 °C (23 °F) quite rarely, however, this can happen during the most intense cold spells. In February 1983 and in January 1985, the temperature dropped to -11 °C (12 °F).

Summer, from June to August, is hot and sunny; the average temperature in July is 22.5 °C (72.5 °F), but the difference between night and day is remarkable, so, while days can be hot, nights can be cool. There are quite often very hot days, since highs reach quite easily 34/35 °C (93/95 °F), with peaks of 38/40 °C (100/104 °F), even though the air is dry. However, at night, the temperature remains relatively cool, hovering typically around 14/15 °C (57/59 °F), but it can sometimes drop to around 10 °C (50 °F) even in July and August.

The transitional seasons, spring and autumn, are fairly mild (but at night, it can get cold) and characterized by variable weather, with sunny periods, but also periods when Atlantic depressions bring clouds and rains. In November, in good weather, fog can form.

Valladolid, Plaza Mayor

The amount of sunshine in Valladolid is great in summer, when clear skies prevail: in July, there are on average 12 hours of sunshine per day. Sunny days are possible throughout the year, although in winter, also because of the fog, they decrease a lot: in December and January, there are only 3 or 4 hours of sunshine per day. Here are the average sunshine hours per day.
Valladolid - Sunshine
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Hours467891112118643

Best Time


The best times to visit Valladolid are spring and autumn, especially in May, June and September. In June, however, it can already be hot during the day, especially in the second half of the month. In April, it can still be cold, especially in the first part of the month.
September, too, is a good month, but it can still be hot at the beginning, while during the month, the first rains can occur. In October, the air is often mild, however, the days get shorter, the rains are more frequent, and it can start to get cold at night.
Those who can stand the heat may choose July and August, keeping in mind that the days can be scorching. The temperature range between day and night is often high, so it is helpful to dress in layers and to bring something warm for the evening: even in midsummer, a sweatshirt can be useful for the evening, and maybe a light jacket too.