Costa del Sol Weather & Popular Resort Climate Guide

It’s no secret that the Costa del Sol weather is up there with the best in Spain. The name of this popular Spanish Costa is not “Coast of Sun” for the poor weather.

With 150 km’s of golden beaches which line it’s coastline, this area is still one of the top locations in Spain. The fantastic weather on the Costa del Sol attracts millions of visitors each year. The coastal areas and inland are home to some of the most popular destinations in the country.

Costa del Sol Weather

Rather than talk about how great the Costa del Sol weather is, we will break the climate down into places. Below is an introduction into what sort of weather to expect from the top resorts here.

Costa del Sol Weather Highlights

Torremolinos sees the highest average temperature of 26 Celsius in July and August. These months are the hottest in all the top towns.

January is always the coldest month on the Costa del Sol. Most areas drop to 11 Celsius, Estepona and Malaga are a mild 13 Celsius.

November and December are by far the wettest months across the Costa del Sol. The driest are July and August when there is the odd days rain at most.

January, February and March are when the sea at it’s coldest level of 16 Celsius. July and August see the highest sea temperature of 24 Celsius. You can check here for current sea temperatures and monthly forecasts.

Weather in Estepona

Estepona sees some of the best weather on the Costa del Sol during winter. The temperatures here are milder during the colder months. January is the coldest month when the temperature falls to 13 Celsius.

Estepona, Costa del Sol

This popular tourist town is ideal for those who do not like the weather too hot. Estepona does not get as hot as some of the other towns during summer. August is the hottest month when the average temperature peaks at 23 Celsius.

The weather in spring here is close to perfect with warm temperatures and little rain. Most of the rainfall arrives between November until February.

The sea temperature on the Costa del Sol will not deviate too much from town to town. Usually the sea will be at it’s coldest between January until March. The sea will then begin to warm each month before peaking in August at 23 Celsius.

More Costa del Sol Weather

The following tourism towns already have their own weather pages. You can access them by clicking the orange links to find out more. We will offer a brief introduction into what sort of weather to expect for each.

Benalmadena

Benalmadena is one of the most beautiful places on the Costa del Sol. The beaches are amazing and the climate here is also excellent. The start of the year is when the temperature is at it’s lowest level of 11 Celsius. July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature of 24 Celsius.

Weather in Fuengirola

Fuengirola is much cooler than Estepona in winter but hotter in summer. The coldest month is January when the temperature falls to 11 Celsius. This is still quite mild for the time of year anywhere in the world.

The temperature increases during February and sees a sharp jump during spring. In April the temperature is 16 Celsius before increasing to 18 Celsius in May. July and August are the hottest months here when the average temperature is 24 Celsius.

Fuengirola

Like Estepona, the sea is at it’s colder from January until March. It then increases in April and every month after before peaking in August. The high temperature of the sea is now a warm 24 Celsius.

November and December are the wettest months in Fuengirola. These months tend to yield a good chunk of the yearly rainfall. January and February are also wet months but spring sees a big reduction in rainfall.

Marbella

Marbella is one of the best known tourism towns in southern Spain. This area boasts some of best beaches with the spectacular backdrop of the Sierra Blanca mountains. The yearly weather conditions here are identical to Benalmadena. The coldest month is January at 11 Celsius, July and August see an average temperature of 24 Celsius.

Malaga

The provincial capital city of Malaga has the best climate of the Costa del Sol. The winters yield mild temperatures of 13 Celsius at their lowest. July and August see an average temperature of 25 Celsius. November and December are usually the wettest month as they are for all of southern Spain.

Weather in Torremolinos

The popular town of Torremolinos sees some of the hottest weather on the Costa del Sol. July and August yield an average temperature of 26 Celsius. This is a shade hotter than the provincial capital city of Malaga.

January here though sees some of the coldest temperatures on the Costa del Sol. Again, this is the coldest month when the daytime temperature drops to 11 Celsius. Each month from February sees a gradual increase in temperature after the year low. This temperature then peaks during the hottest months before dropping again.

torremolinos

The two wetter months here are also November and December with heavy rainfall at times.. There is one difference here though, March is also quite a wet month as opposed to other places.

The low temperature of the sea is during the first three months of the year. This temperature then begins to increase before peaking at 24 Celsius in August.

Weather in Mijas

The weather in Mijas can be very different depending on what Mijas you are visiting. The beautiful white town in the mountains or the coastal areas. Closer to the coast is where most of the commercial centres and tourism tends to be.

The temperature in Mijas Costa falls to it’s lowest level of 11 Celsius in January. July and August are the hottest months with an average daytime temperature of 24 Celsius.

Mijas,

This part of the Costa del Sol is one of the wettest, especially at the end of the year. November is the wettest month but December sees plenty of rainfall also. If you are looking to escape the rain then it’s best to visit either in late spring or summer. These tend to be the only times when there is less rainfall around.

The temperature of the sea remains at the coldest at the start of the year. August is when the sea is at it’s highest yearly level of 23 Celsius.