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Today’s weather report for Bilbao, Spain:

The temperature low is +9°C and the high is +22°C. Wind direction is West, wind speed varies between 0 and 4 m/s with gusts up to 3 m/s. The sky is clear with a chance of rain 0%.

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Weather forecast

10 day weather forecast for Bilbao, Spain, contains useful information about local wind speed, direction, and gusts, temperature, cloud coverage and precipitation based on the global GFS weathel model. All data updates four times a day with a forecast step of 3 hours. There is also a real-time wind forecast for Bilbao, Spain, from the nearest weather station to the spot, and a live Wind Map of the region and the world.

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Climate, weather, and seasons in Bilbao

The weather in Bilbao is defined as subpolar oceanic with few oscillations of temperature, it is characterized by being rainy all year round, even in summer months, it also has abundant rainfall, with an annual average of 1149 mm. Humidity averages 70%. The wind blows frequently from the ocean and thanks to the valley and mountain breezes, which come from the south, by the Cantabrian mountains, you can have sudden increases in temperature.


Winter in Bilbao lasts from the end of December to the end of March. Winters are mild and rainy. The average maximum temperature is 12 °C and the minimum is 7 °C. There are 52 rainy days in this period (200 mm).

  • Winter in Bilbao is the ideal season for experienced surfers, with waves reaching their highest level.
  • The water temperature rarely drops below 11 °C, with a consistency of up to 100%, but the weather conditions are the harshest. In contrast, the beaches and their waves are almost empty.
  • The Gulf currents make the winter in Bilbao a much warmer period than the one corresponding to its latitude.


Spring in Bilbao starts at the end of March and lasts until the end of June, temperatures during this period range between 10 °C and 21 °C, and on average there are 53 days of rain (148 mm) in the total of the season. It is cool and rainy, the mixture of wind and humidity can affect the thermal sensation.

  • Wind from the south can generate sudden increases in temperature.
  • Swells consistent but not very considerable sizes, perfect for beginners, beaches with little affluence.


The summer in Bilbao begins at the end of June and goes towards the end of September, the average temperature of the season is 25 °C as maximum temperature and 15 °C as a minimum.

  • The month of September reaches a temperature of up to 26 °C. In Bilbao, during the summer there are usually short rains or drizzle, with a maximum of 46 days (107 mm) for the whole season.
  • The weather in Bilbao during the summer is of waves with little force therefore it is essential the select the appropriate board that facilitates the paddling and standing up. On days when surfing becomes impossible, a good alternative is paddle surfing.
  • It is necessary to review the restrictions of the different beaches during the summer period in Bilbao, given the high influx of people during this season.


Autumn in Bilbao runs from late September to mid-December. It is the second rainiest period of the year with 178 mm and 46 days of precipitation in the total season with temperatures dropping progressively from 24 °C to 7 °C as a minimum.

  • It is the preferred period for surfing, the sea wakes up after the summer session and brings with it squalls and therefore high waves.
  • At night, fog can form.
  • It is important to keep in mind that water temperatures in Bilbao can drop dramatically from this season onwards so a wetsuit is essential.

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Best time to travel

The best time to visit Bilbao for surfers will depend on the level of experience and the style you want to practice. It is a windy area, but the windiest part of the year is from October to April. Thus, for beginners, the ideal period would be spring-summer while for an intermediate or expert level the ideal period would be autumn-winter.

General and travel information about the place

Bilbao is the capital of the Basque Country, located in the north of Spain. It is known for the wave of Mundaka, a left wave of more than 400 meters long, which has made this destination a favorite of many surfers. It is also the scene of important surfing competitions such as the Basque Surf Circuit and the Basque Country Championship.

There is even a Basque wave route to enjoy this destination by finding the best beaches that are easily accessible from Bilbao. There are beaches for all levels of experience, for inexperienced surfers the beaches of Bakio, Arrigunaga, or Arriatera-Atxabiribil offer the most controlled waves and for expert surfers, there is Sopela and Barinatxe beach.

The weather in Bilbao allows the practice of surfing variants such as bodyboarding, kayak-surfing, and paddle-surfing. Fishing is another common practice in this region, which has numerous fish markets dedicated to it.

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