Weather in Marbella, Temperature & Climate

Weather in Marbella, Spain

Weather in Marbella, Forecast and Temperatures

The Costa del Sol generally enjoys an excellent all year round climate and the weather in Marbella is no exception. Marbella is the second biggest City on the southern coastline after Malaga and one of the top locations in which to spend an unforgettable holiday. The glorious weather in Marbella along with it’s stunning beaches and close proximity to the Mediterranean Sea are the principle reasons this area continues to be one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. Marbella, like most of the Costa del Sol has on average around 320 days of sunshine per year. The surrounding coastline and inland areas are mountainous which helps to maintain the healthy micro-climate on offer here. Since it’s redevelopment back in the 1960’s, tourism has become the main source of income along the southern coastline. This popular City continues to attract millions of visitors per year, much of the tourism is owed to the fantastic climate and weather in Marbella.

Summer Weather in Marbella

The weather in summer in Marbella is exceptional but can get extremely hot in the months of June, July and August. During these hotter months, the temperature will frequently exceed 35 Celsius and on occasion top 40 Celsius. Fortunately with the surrounding Mediterranean Sea, things will seem a little cooler with the Sea breeze. The summer months tend to begin in May along with the tourist high season, the warmer weather tends to hang around until October at least before things begin to cool down. Below is a little information about what type of weather to expect during the summer and autumn months.

May is one of the better months to pay a visit to Marbella just as the tourism season is beginning and the temperature is creeping up. Normal temperatures during May are between 18 – 23 Celsius as we approach the hotter summer months. There is still some rainfall around during this month but only a few days worth which will arrive earlier in the month.

June is when the summer begins proper as Marbella is approaching the tourist high season. The average temperature is usually between 23 – 27 Celsius most days. It’s normal to expect plenty of days when the temperature will be in excess of 30 Celsius. Towards the end of the month the temperature can reach the mid-thirties on occasion. June sees around two days of rainfall throughout the month and very little precipitation when it does arrive.

July is the height of summer in Marbella and also the tourist high season. Historically, the average temperature is between 25 – 29 Celsius but will be well above 30 Celsius for most of the days during this month. It’s also common for the temperature to exceed 35 Celsius regularly during July and may even approach 40 Celsius. It’s worth mentioning that there is virtually no rainfall during July and the evenings can be extremely hot also. With this in mind, it would be a good idea to make sure you have some type of air-conditioning or fan at your disposal to make sleeping more comfortable.

August is typically about as hot as July with average temperature of between 25 – 29 Celsius. The temperature for most of the days during the month will exceed 30 Celsius and contain plenty of days that are over 35 Celsius. It’s not uncommon for the thermometer to top 40 Celsius during August. Like July, there is virtually no rainfall during August and the evening temperature will continue to be hot also. The temperature of the Sea is at it’s warmest in August also making it ideal for plenty of days at the beach.

September is still quite a hot month in terms of temperature although things are beginning to cool down gradually. The average temperature in September will be between 22 – 26 Celsius with plenty of days still exceeding 30 Celsius. September sees around three days of rainfall during the month as we approach autumn. The beaches and tourist spots will be noticeably less busy from the middle of September as the tourist season comes to it’s conclusion.

October is technically an autumn month but there is still plenty of good weather in Marbella to enjoy. The average temperature in October will normally be between 18 – 22 Celsius most days but there will be a significant increase in rainfall. Although it will probably only rain for four or five of October, the precipitation level will be much higher. October also sees a significant decrease in Sea temperature and average hours of sunshine per day.

Winter Weather In Marbella

Although the winter months do not begin until December, the temperatures are dropping drastically towards the end of November. Fortunately the temperature never really drops much below 9 Celsius throughout the whole of winter but the evenings will seem much colder. The temperature of the Sea drops significantly also and there are many less hours of sunshine per day. autumn and winter are not only the colder seasons in Marbella, they produce a lot more rainfall.

November is by far the wettest month of the year in Marbella with a steep increase in the precipitation levels. It will probably only rain for around 8 days of November but it will seem like several months worth in comparison to previous months. That being said, the temperatures can still reach as high as 18 Celsius and perhaps into the twenties for a few days of this month. The evenings will now seem much colder so now would be a good time to ensure you have some form of heating. Most normal houses in Spain are built to keep cool, if you plan on staying in a house or apartment then a gas fire or other form of heating will probably be essential.

December is the beginning of the winter months when the temperature decreases dramatically. The average temperature during December will be between 10 – 13 Celsius most days but the evenings will be significantly colder. December sees around 6 days of rainfall but the precipitation when it arrives is likely to also be substantial.

January is normally the coldest month in Marbella with average temperatures of between 9 – 14 Celsius. Many of the days will still seem fairly mild but there are also around 5 days of rainfall during this month. The levels of precipitation are historically lower than December but not by very much. The evenings will now seem much colder and the Sea temperature will be at it’s lowest is winter reaches it’s conclusion.

February is the beginning of Spring when temperature will gradually begin to increase. The average temperature during February will be between 12 – 16 Celsius most days. Like January, there are still around 5 days of rainfall but the precipitation levels are slightly lower. The evening temperature will also begin to increase during this month.

March sees the temperature rising again to around 14 Celsius on average. Historically it rains for more days in March than in any other month with around 8 or 9 days of expected rainfall. The precipitation levels are less than February so March is technically still a drier month. The evenings will seem much warmer now also so the heating can probably be packed away before we enter April.

April sees the temperature increase again to an average of around 16 Celsius. Unlike other areas in Spain, April sees much less rainfall with only three days of expected rain. The precipitation levels will also be much lower than March for example. The evening temperature will also increase again as Spring reaches it’s conclusion. The Sea temperature is now also beginning to increase in preparation for the warmer summer months.

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Monthly Averages

The chart below gives a rough indication of what monthly weather average you can expect. The chart also displays hours of sunshine and expected days of rainfall. Please click for bigger image of chart.

Marbella Weather Averages

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