|Ave Daily High (F)||62||62||65||69||74||80||85||85||81||74||67||63|
|Ave Daily Low (F)||47||48||51||55||59||66||70||71||67||61||54||49|
|Monthly Precipitation (inches)||2.4||2.0||2.4||1.8||1.0||0.2||0||0.1||1.1||2.5||2.5||2.4|
|Sunbathing / Swimming|
|Sea Temperature (F)||58||57||58||59||63||67||70||73||71||67||63||60|
|Malaga is on the aptly named Costa Del Sol and a
glance at the Sunshine percentage figures above (the
percentage of time bright sunshine occurs in daylight
hours) shows that it is no misnomer. Around 60% in winter
is an extremely high figure for Europe. This amount of
sunshine, not an excessive amount of rainfall, and highs
usually into the 60s Farenheit make winter a good time
for outdoor activities whilst the rest of Europe, and
indeed interior Spain, shivvers. Visit at this time and
it's still worth taking some warm clothing for the
occasional colder day or night.
Although some days in April are warm enough for beachside or poolside activity, May is a safer bet for warm weather. June is just about perfect, high summer might be a little too hot for some. September is also very good for beach weather but has a slightly greater chance of showers. October retains some of the warmth but with far greater risk of seeing some rain and unsuitably cool days.
When considering a beach holiday to the area its worth knowing what the sea temperatures will be. Call me soft but I like to have the water temperature at 70 Farenheit (21 Celsius) before I find the sea "warm", which makes July to September a great time for a dip. Hardier souls will be able to tolerate the water from May into November.
We recommend the following books for Malaga & the Costa Del Sol. You can buy them right from here through Amazon.
AA Essential Costa Del Sol Berlitz Costa Del Sol & Andalucia