Costa del Sol Weather

 
Nerja beach
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Best time to visit the Costa del Sol


The best time to visit the Costa del Sol is during spring (late-April to June) and autumn (September and October) when daytime temperatures average 27°C (81°F) but regularly peak at 33°C (91°F) around midday.

Summer – June, July, August – and September offer the best weather on the Costa del Sol.

During spring and autumn, midday temperatures average 23ºC (73°F) to 28ºC (82°F).

Winter (November and December) offers bright sunny days with little or no rain, averaging highs of 17°C (63°F). However, the water is chilly for swimming.

Typically, the Costa del Sol receives more than 320 days of sunshine a year, with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F).

The average water temperature is around 23°C (73°F) in July and August.

 

Costa del Sol Weather Guide

Average Temperature (°C) 12 13 14 16 19 22 25 25 23 19 15 13
Average High Temperature (°C) 17 18 19 21 24 27 30 30 28 24 20 17
Average Low Temperature (°C) 7 8 9 10 13 17 20 20 18 14 11 8
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 9 10 11 13 14 14 13 12 10 9 7
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Comfort Level – Heat & Humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average Relative Humidity (%) 71 69 67 63 61 59 60 62 66 71 72 73
UV Index 2 4 5 7 8 10 10 9 7 5 3 2
Days with some Rain 6 5 4 5 3 2 - - 2 4 5 6
Average Monthly Rainfall (mm) 81 55 50 40 25 10 2 6 16 56 95 88
Sea Temperature (°C) 16 15 15 16 17 20 22 23 22 20 18 16
(Malaga, Spain) J F M A M J J A S O N D
 

Seasons


High season:

August is the major vacation month for most Europeans, with many hotels booked out and traffic, restaurants and beaches at their most congested.

High season:

June and July. Not quite as bad as August for crowds.

Low season:

Winter, spring and autumn when prices are competitive with minimal foreign visitors or Spanish tourists.

Places to explore on the Costa del Sol

Costa del Sol
Estepona
Fuengirola
Marbella
Malaga
Nerja
Ronda
Torremolinos
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