January is a great time to visit Barcelona, especially if you don’t like to sweat it out in summers. It is also the month of celebrations and events such as Dia de Reyes (Three kings day) which is celebrated by exchanging gifts and spectacular display of fireworks. Festes dels Tres Tombs is also celebrated with great fervor complete with parades and a cavalcade of horses and carriages with people in traditional dresses. In order to avoid any inconvenience later, you must be packed savvy, and knowing what to wear in Barcelona in January is going to help you with that.
Weather of Barcelona in January
January is winter time in Barcelona and the daytime highs are 13 degrees Celsius with lows dropping down to 4 degrees Celsius. The average sea temperature is 14 degrees Celsius which means bidding adieu to swimming at the beach. The average amount of sunshine is about 7 hours per day but there is also a fair possibility of overcast, rainy days here. This is a great month for sightseeing and enjoying the events in the city.
What to Wear and How to Pack for Barcelona in January?
As compared to other European cities, the winters here are milder, i.e., no freezing temperatures, but you will still need heavy wintery clothes to step out. Here are some suggestions:
Women – Women tend to favor darker clothes during these months from jeans to sweaters. Dark denims can be spotted on everyone especially during colder months such as January. A pair of warm back slacks is always welcome along with a stylish cardigan and leather jacket. Warm jumpers along with blazers are also quite chic and can be worn on sunny days. Trousers and woolen cardigans and jackets also work well. An overcoat will be required for cold overcast days and you will see them in plenty here.
Men – Men generally stick to casual yet smart clothes. Jeans and hoodies are very popular and can be often spotted in the streets here. On sunny days you can go for warm t-shirts or polo neck shirts along with a pair of jeans or chinos complete with a leather jacket or a blazer for a more sophisticated look. On other days you will need more layers of clothes like woolen and fleece sweaters along with heavy jackets or chesterfields and a thick, padded overcoat. A trench will also work well.
Kids – The rule of thumb is to pack in layers no matter for whom you are packing. . You can pack warm shirts and blouses along with slacks and jeans layered with sweaters. Pack lots of fleece and woolen sweaters and jackets. Overcoats can also be packed for kids.
Footwear – Trainers can be spotted on a lot of people here. On sunny days, sneakers and trainers can work, but as they are so few, you should rather stick to boots. Pack woolen socks too.
Accessories – Apart from scarves, sunglasses and hats just carry ‘I love football’ attitude!