Malaga Climate and Weather

Malaga enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with sunny, hot summer weather, and mild winters, making it a great holiday destination year-round. The coastline receives more than 320 days of sunshine a year.

Summer temperatures reach an average high of 86ºF (30ºC), and the winter temperatures seldom drop below 50ºF (10ºC) on the coast. Rainfall is sporadic and mostly limited to the winter months, with the majority falling in November and December; the rain usually comes in the form of intermittent, light showers that give way quickly to sun and blue skies.

The temperature of the ocean seldom falls below 68ºF (20ºC), so swimming is almost always a possibility and is enjoyed in spring and autumn as well as summer. Summer, between June and August, when the heat is tempered by frequent sea breezes, is by far the most popular time to visit Malaga. Spring, especially late April and May, when temperatures average between 73ºF and 80ºF (23ºC and 27ºC), is also a glorious time to visit.