19 MayLocal Time: 03:43 CEST UK Time: 02:43 BST
- Sunrise 07:08
- Sunset 21:20
- Moonrise 14:21
- Moonset 02:41
|Temp feels like:||16°c (60.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 42m|
|Dew Point:||7 °c (45°f)|
|Pressure:||30.12 " (1020 hpa)|
Average for May: 18°c (64°f)
Weather Overview for Costa del Sol
Located in the most southern region of
With over 320 days of sunshine per year; Costa de Sol and evidently
known as the
An ideal vacation of sun lovers, as the Costa del Sol reaches average temperatures of 29ºC or commonly higher throughout the summer months. Swimmers and divers will also find this time of the year enjoyable as sea temperatures throughout this period never drop below 23ºC. In spite of the convivial afternoon coastal breeze that generally appeases the aching temperatures, some visitors still find the summer months a little too hot.
For travellers wanting to avoid the hot temperatures and beat the crowds; late spring is a perfect time to visit – throughout the months of late April and May, sometimes even June. Average climates during this time range anywhere between 23ºC to 27ºC and rainfall is still very minimal. Early autumn is also a great time to holiday as September and early October will see the temperatures falling from averages of 28ºC to 23ºC. During the months outside of summer and winter; temperatures can still be assured warm enough to enjoy a beach holiday, yet any winter rain can be avoided.
Surrounded by the Sierra Bermeja mountain range, blocking
any cold gusts, the wintertime in
Thanks to Spain’s close proximity to North Africa, the area is subject to dust storms.
These are caused by the winds that blow across the Sahara and can be severe.
Depending on how bad the dust storms are, visibility can be strongly affected, often reduced to 200 metres or less. If you happen to be in the area when a dust storm hits, you’ll most likely be wanting to seek shelter inside for the duration.
As well as visibility, asthma and other respiratory problems can be irritated by the storms, so if you suffer from such a condition, make sure you take your medication with you on holiday.
Though they cover a large area of Spain, they usually don’t hang around for long and generally only last for between one and four days. Every ten years or so, they can last as long as two weeks.
Spain also suffers from droughts, though this is a problem that affects the locals more than tourists. Though Spain’s droughts haven’t become more frequent in recent years they do tend to last longer now, so in that way they are more severe.
Long periods of drought can exacerbate the problem of bush fires. These tend to strike across the summer months and are usually caused deliberately or by a careless mistake. The draughts cause the vegetation to be much drier though, which in turn means the bush fires can be more intense and last for longer periods of time.
Droughts can also lead to hail storms, thunder storms and heavy rain, which can result in flash flooding. This will usually occur in the autumn, so it is best to travel in the summer if you want to avoid this weather.
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