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Climate in Malaga

The pleasant climate which characterises the city of Malaga allows one to enjoy any kind of activity throughout the year. Malaga has an oceanic Mediterranean climate, which is characterised by mild winters and summers that are not excessively hot due to its proximity to the sea.

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The city enjoys an average of more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Its location on the Costa del Sol makes Malaga an ideal place to visit, since the prevailing winds blow in from the Mediterranean Sea and make summer temperatures more bearable.

The average annual temperature is 23° C during the day, one of the warmest in Europe, and 13° C at night.

Winter in Malaga

The winter in Malaga is one of the warmest in Europe. At this time of the year, the Malaga Mountains block off cold northerly winds, allowing us to enjoy a multitude of leisure plans during the coldest months of the year. January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature of 11.9º C and an average sea temperature of 15º to 16º C. This may allow you to go to the beach in these months, always taking into account your tolerance to the cold.

As a curious fact relating to this, we have to tell you that the average water temperature is 16 degrees centigrade, which may seem cold if you live in a Mediterranean area of Spain but wonderful if you come from Germany, for instance.

Summer in Malaga

Summer in Malaga lasts around eight months, from April to November, though the temperature frequently reaches 20º C in the remaining months. The average temperature in August, which is the warmest month, is 25.4º C during the day and above 20º C at night. The average sea temperature is 23° C.
Summer is when more tourists visit the province of Malaga to enjoy their holidays. Due to its temperate climate, however, millions of visitors do so throughout the year.

The Malaga climate’s wind and rainfall


Rainfall is low in the province of Malaga with an annual average of 469.2 mm. Most of the rain falls in November and March, and the summer is very dry. Around 80 days of rainfall are recorded a year.


The prevailing winds in the province of Malaga are southerly and south-easterly winds, usually with low wind speeds. The average annual speed of wind gusts is 83 km/h.

If you prefer to avoid extreme temperatures and large crowds, we at Niza Cars recommend you visit the city at the end of spring; that is to say, at end of April, in May and even at the beginning of June.

Choosing the first few weeks of autumn to make a getaway to the Costa del Sol is also a good option. The temperatures still allow one to enjoy a beach holiday in Malaga in spring and autumn.

If you’re thinking about visiting Malaga, hiring a car will allow you to do so with total freedom at any time of the year. Remember that we at Niza Cars are experts in Malaga car hires. Visit our website, book the car that best suits you online and pick it up at our Malaga Airport facilities. The Malaga climate invites you to visit the city at any time of the year. Come on, book now!