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How Popular is the Costa del Sol as a Holiday Destination?

The Costa del Sol looks out onto the Mediterranean Sea and extends along more than 150 kilometres of coastline and amazing beaches. The region offers boating, golf courses, sports facilities, casinos, plus leisure and entertainment options. Tourism is a major industry in the region and brought €11.5 billion to the region in 2015, with 10.6 million people visiting the Costa del Sol in the same year.

 

 An Overview of the Costa del Sol Weather Forecast

Nothing says that you’re on your holidays like a trip to the Costa del Sol! Synonymous with sun, sea and sand; it is an extremely popular holiday destination for folks who want the option of doing everything, or doing nothing at all! Spain of course gets fantastic hot summers and has a very mild climate being so close to the Equator and the Costa del Sol is one of its sunnier coastal spots. (Hint: it’s in the name!)

However, no matter how well you have packed, how much you have planned and how organised you are; there is no controlling the weather. What you can do though is to look at the averages for each month as a guide to figure out when is the best time to go.

 

Quick Fire Questions and Answers

for the Costa del Sol Weather Averages

A little girl on the beach enjoying the typically sunny Costa del Sol weather.

 

Question: What is the hottest month in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: August.

 

Question: What is the coldest month in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: January.

 

Question: What is the wettest month in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: November.

 

Question: What is the month with the least rainfall in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: July.

 

Question: What is the sunniest month in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: On average its 3 months, June, July and August.

 

Question: What is the best month for sea temperatures in the Costa del Sol?

Answer: Once again, it’s August!

 

So, if you’re looking for hot weather with lots of sunshine where you can go swimming in the sea without catching cold; then planning your holidays to the Costa del Sol in August is the best option.

 

 

 

The Temperature in Costa del Sol Compared to Other Regions

Blue skies all around in Puerto Banus in the Costa del Sol. Weather that is perfect for sailing away...

As a region, the Costa del Sol gets some of the hottest weather in Spain. When comparing the hottest month there (August) which gets an average temperature of 26°C or 79°F to other regions; it is the third hottest region in Spain.

For heat, it is beaten only by the further inland region of Andalusia (of which the Costa del Sol is part of) which gets an average temperature of 28°C or 82°F in August and its more easterly neighbour the Costa Blanca which gets an average temperature of 29°C or 84°F in August.

It is worth noting that the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Sea also averages the same temperature as the Costa del Sol in August for those looking for a Spanish island getaway.

Interestingly, the Algarve and Faro, two of the most popular southerly holiday destinations in neighbouring Portugal, get an average of 23°C or 73°F in August. The Costa del Sol is that bit closer to the Equator which would account for this.

For up to date weather in real time for the Costa del Sol and many other areas in Spain, view this interactive map.

 

Your Month by Month Breakdown of

 

 Costa del Sol Weather Averages

A jet-ski enthusiast takes full advantage of the hot temperature in the Costa del Sol, Spain.

Costa del Sol Weather in January

Average Daily Temperature: 12°C or 54°F

Average Temperature Highs / Lows: 15°C Vs 6°C or 59°F Vs 43°F

Average Rainfall: 83mm per day & 13 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 5

Average Sea Temperature: 16°C or 61°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in February

Average Daily Temperature: 13°C or 55°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 16°C Vs 7°C or 61°F Vs 45°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 75mm per day & 13 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 6

Average Sea Temperature: 15°C or 59°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in March

Average Daily Temperature: 14°C or 57°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 18°C Vs 9°C or 64°F Vs 48°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 59mm per day & 12 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 7

Average Sea Temperature: 15°C or 59°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in April

Average Daily Temperature: 16°C or 61°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 21°C Vs 11°C or 70°F Vs 52°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 40mm per day & 11 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 7

Average Sea Temperature: 16°C or 61°F

Calm seas and blue sunny skies; a typical Costa del Sol weather forecast during peak season.

Costa del Sol Weather in May

Average Daily Temperature: 19°C or 66°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 23°C Vs 13°C or 73°F Vs 55°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 23mm per day & 8 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 9

Average Sea Temperature: 17°C or 63°F

 

 

Costa del Sol Weather in June

Average Daily Temperature: 22°C or 72°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 27°C Vs 17°C or 81°F Vs 63°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 13mm per day & 5 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 11

Average Sea Temperature: 20°C or 68°F

 

 

Costa del Sol Weather in July

Average Daily Temperature: 25°C or 77°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 29°C Vs 19°C or 84°F Vs 66°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 2mm per day & 2 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 11

Average Sea Temperature: 22°C or 72°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in August

Average Daily Temperature: 26°C or 79°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 29°C Vs 19°C or 84°F Vs 66°F (same as July)

Average Daily Rainfall: 5mm per day & 3 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 11

Average Sea Temperature: 23°C or 73°F

Not a cloud in the sky above the jetty of the Marbella Club in Malaga. Costa del Sol weather at its best.

Costa del Sol Weather in September

Average Daily Temperature: 23°C or 73°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 26°C Vs 17°C or 79°F Vs 63°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 15mm per day & 5 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8

Average Sea Temperature: 22°C or 72°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in October

Average Daily Temperature: 19°C or 66°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 22°C Vs 14°C or 72°F Vs 57°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 57mm per day & 9 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 7

Average Sea Temperature: 20°C or 68°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in November

Average Daily Temperature: 15°C or 59°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 18°C Vs 10°C or 64°F Vs 50°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 115mm per day & 11 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 6

Average Sea Temperature: 18°C or 64°F

 

Costa del Sol Weather in December

Average Daily Temperature: 13°C or 55°F

Average Temperature Highs Vs Lows: 16°C Vs 8°C or 61°F Vs 46°F

Average Daily Rainfall: 98mm per day & 13 days of the month

Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 5

Average Sea Temperature: 16°C or 61°F

 

 

Packing Tips to Plan for the Costa del Sol Weather Forecast

You will need a little bit more than what is in this image when packing for the Costa del Sol weather!

Like any holiday, failing to plan is planning to fail! To get the most out of your trip to the Costa del Sol, think about how the weather could affect what you wear and what potions and lotions you need to bring with you while packing.

 

Clothing

  • In the evenings there is generally a breeze around the coastal areas.
     
  • It is best to pack a light jacket if you are staying out late, but not a heavy one.
     
  • It is best to pack light in general and bring mix and match outfits for ease.
     
  • The dress code is generally casual unless you are going to an upmarket restaurant in Marbella or Malaga.

 

Sunscreen
 

  • The sun is very hot here as it is so close to the Equator.
     
  • Ensure to pack a high factor sunscreen.
     
  • Apply it frequently throughout the day as you will get burned without it.
     
  • Remember to re-apply after swimming or water sports.

 

Jellyfish
 

  • During the summer the beaches on the Costa del Sol can attract swarms of Jellyfish, especially during July and August.
     
  • While the larger and more popular beaches have lifeguards on duty to assist, a trip to the pharmacy or hospital may be needed if stung.
     
  • Keep an eye out for the flags that indicate their presence. Do not go into the water or walk barefoot on the shore if there are jellyfish on the beach.
     
  • It is best to pack a little bottle of ammonia or vinegar diluted to 50% as a relief treatment if you get stung.

 

Mosquitos
 

  • Be aware of the presence of the Tiger Mosquito, an Asian strain that has taken up residency in Malaga and the Costa del Sol in recent years.
     
  • Only the female form bites and contrary to popular beliefs about mosquitos, this one has daytime activity. It is particularly active from 6am to 10am and 4pm to 10pm.
     
  • Avoid packing perfumes with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
     
  • Pack a mosquito net for your bedroom if your accommodation provider is not providing one.
     
  • Stay away from all stagnant water areas such as ponds, ornamental fountains and water tanks.
     
  • Pregnant women, overweight people and those with blood group 0 are a higher risk and should check with their doctor for further advice.

 

Most of all, don’t forget that you’re on holidays, so as they say in Spanish; Felices Fiestas! (Happy Holidays!)



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