Malaga Climate and Weather

Malaga enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with sunny, hot summer weather, and mild winters, which make 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 86F (30C), and the winter temperatures seldom drop below 50F (10C) 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 68F (20C), meaning that 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 73F and 80F (23C and 27C), is also a glorious time to visit.