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Best time to visit Malaga, Spain

Our verdict

The best time to visit Malaga is May-June

Malaga can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May-June is the best time to go.

The very hottest temperatures in Malaga get to around 30℃ (86℉) in the height of summer. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 10℃ (50℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Malaga during the day, the sun stays up the longest around June. The wet season in Malaga usually falls during the months surrounding March each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Malaga, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

June

Malaga seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Malaga as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Malaga is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Malaga

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Malaga for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Malaga climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Malaga for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Malaga in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Malaga in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 7 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Malaga in March

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Malaga in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Malaga in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Malaga in June

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Malaga in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malaga in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Malaga in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Malaga in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Malaga in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Malaga in December

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Malaga in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Malaga is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Malaga is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Malaga is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Malaga, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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