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The Costa Del Sol is a great place to visit for many reasons, but the main one is because of the climate and the fact that its only a 2.5 hour flight from the UK. Now, I will be honest with you. The weather has changed over the years. When we first moved here, the Estate Agents flogged us an apartment with a sales pitch of ´365 days a year of sunshine´. Its not quite like that, nor was it ever like that but its still not bad, especially when you compare it back to the UK.
However, as I said, it has changed, and this year, 2016 we really did have some pretty awful weather. We had about 2 weeks at the end of April / beginning of May which reminded me of when we lived back in the UK. But instead of four seasons in one day, it was four seasons in 10 minutes, very unusual weather for that time of year. However, moving on from that we have gone from thick duvets to sheets and having trouble sleeping in the heat, in the space of a week and its near end of May.
Unfortunately, its quite hard to guarantee the weather nowadays but we can guarantee you that from June right through to mid September it will be just pure hot.
Close to the African continent, the climate is both sub-tropical and Mediterranean with temperatures mid-summer rarely dipping below 30°C (86°F), occasionally reaching as high as 40°C (104°F). This is mainly inland though as areas closer to the coast benefit from the cooling winds coming off the sea. Humidity can be as much as 79 percent in the mornings decreasing throughout the day as the sun burns off the clouds. So basically, the Summer Weather on the Costa Del Sol is VERY HOT. Last summer, 2015, not only was it HOT it was HUMID.
Bikinis, trunks, shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, hats, sunglasses and lots of sun cream. Ladies, a big pashmina always comes in handy, especially in the shops when the Air Conditioning is on full blast or in the evenings when it could get a little chilly. In the heat is when you really notice the difference in fabrics. 100% cotton is far more recommended that 100% nylon or polyester, so do check the labels when you are out holiday clothes shopping.
Winters are mild compared to the UK. The coldest month is usually January with temperatures during the day varying between 11-18°C (52-64°F), while at night they range between 4-12°C (39-54°F). The wettest month is December with an average downpour of 66 mm in total. The annual average rainfall is approximately 50 days. Although after these statistics, I would say that this year in March / April we had some really cold spells and huge downpours. We really needed the rain that we had as the winter was very dry here.
Well, you need a mixture of clothes. Firstly the floors are what make the apartments / houses chilly, so, thick socks and slippers, good Non Slip Slippers! Its hard to say how cold it gets, for us, that are acclimatised, we can find it really chilly and will be walking along the beach in coats whilst other people are sunbathing in their bikinis. So thats why we suggest a mixture of clothing. Layers are best including a lightweight rain mac. It also depends on what you are going to do here.