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Best time to visit 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.

May to June, and September to October, offer midday temperatures that range from 23°C (73°F) to 28°C (82°F).


Costa del Sol weather

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

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

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

The average water temperature is around 18°C (64°F); in July and August it’s around 25°C (77°F).


Seasons

Peak 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.


Costa del Sol – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 12 13 14 16 19 22 25 25 23 19 15 13
Ave High Temp (°C) 17 18 19 21 24 27 30 30 28 24 20 17
Ave Low Temp (°C) 7 8 9 10 13 17 20 20 18 14 11 8
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 8 9 10 11 13 14 14 13 12 10 9 7
Daylight (Hrs daily) 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 14 12 11 10 10
Comfort Level 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 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 0 0 2 4 5 6
Ave Rainfall (mm) 81 55 50 40 25 10 2 6 16 56 95 88
Sea Temp (°C) 16 15 15 16 17 20 22 23 22 20 18 16
(Malaga, Costa del Sol) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET), Spain's meteorological agency.


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Latest update: Best time to visit Costa del Sol: 25 November, 2019


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