11 MarLocal Time: 15:51 CET UK Time: 14:51 GMT
- Sunrise 07:34
- Sunset 19:21
- Moonrise 14:51
- Moonset 04:13
|Temp feels like:||15°c (59°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 42m|
|Dew Point:||9 °c (48°f)|
|Pressure:||30.04 " (1017 hpa)|
Average for March: 14°c (57°f)
Weather Overview for Benalmadena
Benalmádena is a favourite holiday destination in the metropolitan area of Málaga. As part of the ‘sun coast’, Benalmádena has a warm Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers and mild winters with rainfall.
Average temperatures in the summer climb into the 30s, with the relief of sea breezes and little humidity. Rainy winter temperatures go down to the 20s with evening temperatures plummeting as low as 7°C. Throughout the four seasons, the weather remains inviting with nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine annually.
Benalmádena is located about twelve kilometers west of the city of Málaga, in the heart of the Costa del Sol. It caters to a large number of tourists each year with beaches, waterfront activities and leisure facilities such as a casino, amusement park and two aquariums.
Despite its mild climate today, the area experienced natural disasters in the late 1400s. A major concern today is the fog that develops over the sea and wafts inland. With 300 days of sun every year, good weather is prevalent in Benálmadena. Other sunny Mediterranean climates include Crete, Turkey, Cyprus and Monaco.
Summer in Benalmádena extends from June through September, with average high temperatures in the upper 20s. The average high in June soars to 27°C, and in July and August, temperatures peak at an average of 29°C. The middle of the day can rise up into the 30s. Sirocco, or hot and humid, winds may blow up from Africa, causing extremely high temperatures that resemble the desert. These winds come from the Sahara and bring dry heat and sand throughout the Mediterranean; however, they also pick up humidity from the sea.
From June to August, summer tourists enjoy eleven hours of sunshine daily. There is also some fog that develops in the morning, which typically dissipates by late morning. Sometimes the fog lasts for a few days. Inland areas are sunnier with less fog. There is little to no rain in July and August, while there is an average of three days of rain in June and September. The rainfall in September can be heavy due to a few thunderstorms.
Autumn extends from October to November, when it is still warm but also wet. There are fewer crowds because of the potential for wet weather. Average high temperatures in October are around 23°C, and fall to 19°C in November. The overnight lows go down to 11°C. Tourists still appreciate the beach through November, but prepare for chilly evenings. The wettest month of the year is November, with nine days of heavy showers.
Winter in Benalmádena is still warm but wet. Monthly rainfall levels from December through February are about 80mm, with about eight days of rain each month. There are plenty of clear days but the weather can be unpredictable. Sunshine levels decrease to about five hours daily, but daytime temperatures can reach the 20s on sunny day. The coldest month is January with an average high of 16°C and a low of 7°C. On rare occasions, evening temperatures drop to freezing. Snow is also rare, but fog may linger and the sea temperatures are too chilly to swim.
Spring runs from March through May with increasing temperatures and less rain. The average highs climb into the middle 20s with temperatures increasing through May. Evenings can be chilly, with May temperatures going down to eleven°C. There are approximately seven hours of sunshine during the spring, increasing to about nine hours of sunshine in May.
The most rain falls in November and December with risks of thunderstorms and flooding. Most of the floods are flash floods that clear up within a day or two. In March 2010, there was a storm that alarmed tourists and caused serious flooding.
Latest Benalmadena Holiday Reviews
last year sept 2012
5 Out of the fortnight we had 4 bad wet days, last year. the year be for only 2 wet days. we went to Malaga on the train. ... Read full review
My 9 th holiday in benalmadena
5 Brilliant... Read full review
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5 We have been going to the Sahara Sunset Resort for the last 15 years and we have had a real mixed bag of weather. One ye... Read full review
Another week in Benalmadena
5 Lovely weather - 30 degrees. Often a bit cloudy in the morning which then burns off. One day overcast.... Read full review
My Holiday in Benalmadena
5 The weather was fantastic, we had sunshine everyday which was ideal when walking around and going on the beach.... Read full review