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Best time to visit Malaga

The best time to visit Malaga is during spring (late-April to June) and autumn (September and October) when the days are long and sunny but lack the crowds and heat of July and August, when daytime temperatures average 27°C (81°F) with a high of 30°C (86°F).


Malaga weather

Overall, June, July, August and September offer the best weather in Malaga.

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

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

Typically, Malagal receives more than 320 days of sunshine a year, with an average temperature of 22°C. The average water temperature is around 23°C (73°F) in July and August.


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.


Malaga – 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, Spain) 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 Malaga: 2 December, 2019


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