Malaga Airport Weather
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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´. It is not quite like that, nor was it ever like that but it’s still great, especially when you compare it back to the UK.
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.
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Summer Weather Costa Del Sol
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% 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.
What to pack for a Summer on the Costa Del Sol?
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.
Winter Climate Costa Del Sol
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.
What do I pack for a winter on the Costa Del Sol?
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! It’s 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 that’s 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.