Costa del Sol Weather – The Insider’s Guide to What to Wear and Expect…

Highlights of this Costa del Sol weather article:

Todays weather in Costa del Sol.

Weather forecasts for Costa del Sol.

Description of the different seasons and months of the year.

Average Costa del Sol temperature charts.

If you are looking for the latest online weather reports for the Costa del Sol then look below to see our graphic which displays the current up-to-date local weather conditions and forecast for Malaga, the gateway to the Costa del Sol.

Weather forecast
Málaga

Weather in Málaga

We show you today’s weather on Costa del Sol, the latest current temperature in Costa del Sol and the conditions on the Costa del Sol i.e. sun, cloud, rain, overcast, clear, etc as well the humidity, pressure, wind direction and wind gust strength. We also show the predicted daily high and low temperatures and chances of showers and rain to help you with any travel plans.

You can click on the graphic and get a much more detailed weather outlook including: tomorrow’s weather on the Costa del Sol, long range forecast, a weather map showing any pressure systems, visibility, UV, pollen count, dew point, where the weather station providing this data is located, a 5 day, 7 day (week forecast), 14 day, 15 day and 10 day forecast for Costa del Sol weather.

Below are a list of all the individual weather pages for the towns and cities of the Costa del Sol that we cover within our site:

Alhaurin el Grande weather
Almunecar weather
Benalmadena weather
Calahonda (Sitio de Calahonda) weather
Elviria weather
Estepona weather
Fuengirola weather
Malaga weather
Marbella weather
Mijas weather
Motril weather
Nerja weather
Puerto Banus weather
Sotogrande weather
Torre del Mar weather
Torremolinos weather
Torrox weather

COSTA DEL SOL WEATHER FORECAST

The weather and climate in the Costa del Sol is excellent. The Costa del Sol coast of Spain enjoys more than 2,800 hours of sunshine each year with an average annual temperature of 19.3 degrees Celsius.

Because the the Costa del Sol weather and climate is so favourable, the Costa del Sol has become a popular tourist destination for sun lovers enjoying approximately 325 sunny days each year.

Many people are also choosing to live on Costa del Sol due to the excellent all-year round weather conditions.

This page gives you information on all aspects of Costa del Sol weather. We have a description of the Costa del Sol’s climate, we have today’s weather, we have up-to-the-minute current weather temperatures for the Costa del Sol as well as a more detailed long-range prediction and forecast for the weather on Costa del Sol.

TEMPERATURES AND CLIMATE

The World Health Organisation describes the climate of the Costa del Sol as one of being the best in the world. Costa del Sol’s summers are extremely hot although cooling breezes help and the winters in Costa del Sol are mild with many clear blue sunny days. Costa del Sol’s climate and weather is very healthy especially for sufferers of arthritis.

Many people are confused as to the difference between weather and climate. We can describe the climate and temperature in Costa del Sol as being based on long-term measurement of the weather with satellites, radar, charts and other meteorological equipment.

This gives a typical idea of what the conditions of Costa del Sol will be for certain times of the year. The weather however is a short-term snapshot and each day can be completely different. Reading this section on the climate of Costa del Sol gives you an idea of what you should expect each season and month to be like when visiting the Costa del Sol.

WEATHER IN THE SUMMER – JUNE – JULY – AUGUST

The weather in summer in the Costa del Sol is typically very hot with little to no rainfall or precipitation. Summer temperatures in the Costa del Sol will mostly be between 25 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius during the day. Temperatures at night in the summer in Costa del Sol rarely drop below 15 degrees Celsius. Clear blue skies are virtually guaranteed.

As for clothing and what to wear for your summer holiday in Costa del Sol – you will be able to wear shirt sleeves or T-shirts and shorts every day including in the evening.

In August Costa del Sol weather can be almost unbearably hot with some days reaching 40 degrees Celsius or more. Fortunately on most days you will most likely have cooling breezes.

Because Costa del Sol’s humidity is low you won’t feel the temperature is as high as it really is. Do take precautions and keep out of the sun between 12 o’clock and 3 o’clock. Always wear a high sun cream factor.

If you are renting or hiring a villa or apartment in the Costa del Sol in the summer you may well want to look to rent a villa or apartment with air conditioning or at least one with fans otherwise you may have trouble sleeping at night, especially if you are coming on holiday from a northern European country where the temperatures are much lower.

WEATHER IN THE WINTER – DECEMBER – JANUARY – FEBRUARY

The weather in the Costa del Sol in winter is very mild compared to northern Europe. Most winter days in Costa del Sol are clear and sunny although it cools down a lot in the evening. The temperatures can vary greatly in winter however, one day it can be over 20 degrees Celsius and you will be walking around in your T-shirt, on another day it can be 6 degrees Celsius and feel very cold.

As for clothing and what to wear for your winter holiday in Costa del Sol – most days you will be able to wear just a pullover or jumper during the day but do bring a jacket or coat for the evenings.

If you are visiting Costa del Sol in winter be careful to ensure that if you rent a villa or apartment that it has some form of heating, preferably central heating. Houses in Spain are built so that they are cool in summer but that unfortunately means they are not insulated and can be very cold in winter.

Even in the winter it doesn’t rain much in Costa del Sol with the first rains being around the beginning of October with December being the wettest month. Be warned that when it rains – it really rains although it rarely lasts more than a day.

WEATHER IN THE SPRING – MARCH – APRIL – MAY

Costa del Sol’s weather and climate in Spring picks up especially after March when the beaches begin to become popular once more with temperatures hitting an average around 20ºC/68ºF in May although sea temperatures take some time to catch up.

WEATHER IN THE AUTUMN – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER – NOVEMBER

The Autumn is a great time to visit the Costa del Sol because the weather is very mild, hot even. The Mediterranean Sea remains warm and you can still swim well into October with daily temperatures in the Costa del Sol during late September averaging around 24ºC/73ºF, falling to 15ºC/59ºF at the end of November. At this time of year there are likely to be the occasional electrical thunderstorms with lightning and torrential rainfall sometimes resulting in flooding.

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES IN COSTA DEL SOL

The table below illustrates the average temperature (both in Celsius and Fahrenheit) per month for the Costa del Sol:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
12°C
13°C
14°C
16°C
19°C
22°C
25°C
26°C
23°C
19°C
15°C
13°C
54°F
55°F
57°F
61°F
66°F
72°F
77°F
79°F
73°F
66°F
59°F
55°F

Average Monthly Sea Temperatures

The table below displays the monthly average Costa del Sol sea temperatures in Celsius:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
14°C
14°C
14°C
15°C
17°C
20°C
24°C
25°C
24°C
21°C
18°C
15°C

Average Hours of Sunshine Per Day

The table below displays the monthly average number of hours of sun per day in the Costa del Sol:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
6
6
6
8
10
11
12
11
8
7
6
5

COSTA DEL SOL TOWNS

The Costa del Sol region of Spain is situated right at the bottom of Spain on the south coast and is Spain’s most popular tourist area as well as the area of choice for foreigners moving to Spain.

Our Costa del Sol weather graphic above covers the following towns and cities on the Costa del Sol: Algarrobo, Algatocín, Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín El Grande, Almáchar, Almargen, Almogía, Álora, Alozaina, Alpandeire, Antequera, Árchez, Archidona, Ardales, Arenas, Arriate, Benadalid, Benahavís, Benalauría, Benalmádena, Benamargosa, Benamocarra, Benaoján, Benarrabá, El Borge, El Burgo, (Sitio de) Calahonda, Campillos, Canillas del Aceituno, Canillas de Albaida, Cañete La Real, Carratraca, Cartajima, Cártama, Casabermeja, Casarabonela, Casares, Coín, Colmenar, Comares, Cómpeta, Cortes de la Frontera, Cuevas Bajas, Cuevas de San Marcos, Cuevas del Becerro, Cútar, Estepona, Faraján, Frigiliana, Fuengirola, Fuente de Piedra, Gaucín, Genalguacil, Guaro, Humilladero, Igualeja, Istán, Iznate, Jimera de Líbar, Jubrique, Júzcar, La Viñuela, Macharaviaya, Málaga, Manilva, Marbella, Mijas, Moclinejo, Mollina, Monda, Montejaque, Nerja, Ojén, Parauta, Periana, Pizarra, Pujerra, Rincón de la Victoria, Riogordo, Ronda, Salares, Sayalonga, Sedella, Sierra de Yeguas, San Pedro de Alcantara, Teba, Tolox, Torremolinos, Torrox, Totalán, Valle de Abdalajís, Vélez-Málaga, Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva de la Concepción, Villanueva de Tapia, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Yunquera.

Related Pages:

Main Costa del Sol Tourism Page

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