Averages for Costa del Sol in October

What's the Weather like in the Costa Del Sol in October

Temperature 

October is a great time to visit the Costa del Sol, Spain when the temperatures are mild, the weather is sunny and accommodation and flights will be very reasonably priced, since this month doesn't fall within the peak season. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 19°C, created by average highs of 22°C in the heat of the day and average lows of 14...

Read more

  • Temperature Temperature 19°C 66°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 57 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 20°C 68°F

Daily averages for Costa del Sol

Loading weather data. Please wait…

Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 23 23 23 22 23 23 22 22 22 21 22 21 21 20 21 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 20 20 19 19 20 19 19 18 18
°F 73 73 73 72 73 73 72 72 72 70 72 70 70 68 70 68 68 68 68 68 68 70 68 68 66 66 68 66 66 64 64

What's the Weather like in the Costa Del Sol in October

Temperature 

October is a great time to visit the Costa del Sol, Spain when the temperatures are mild, the weather is sunny and accommodation and flights will be very reasonably priced, since this month doesn't fall within the peak season. During this month, the average temperature for the resort is 19°C, created by average highs of 22°C in the heat of the day and average lows of 14°C after dark.

In October, daily averages gradually fall as the month progresses, beginning at 22°C during the first few days and quickly dropping down to 21°C for the rest of the week. Temperatures then fluctuate between 21°C and 20°C for the second week of the month, before settling at 19°C by the third week. After a short-lived spike back up to 20°C, temperatures drop down to 19°C and settle at a cool 18°C by the end of the month. This makes the first month of October the warmest time to visit Costa del Sol.

Although these average temperatures might look quite warm, October is a very unpredictable month in terms of weather in the Costa del Sol. During this month, cold winds from Northern Europe can sometimes blow over the warm Mediterranean Sea. This results is a clash of high and low temperatures which creates intense thunderstorms, followed by heavy rainfall and consequent flooding. When thunderstorms do occur, they will usually happen around 2-3pm, when rumbles of thunder can be heard in the direction of the Sierra de Mijas. When the storm begins, it usually lasts for around three hours, clearing up in time for a dry evening, when temperatures and the wind will be noticeably cooler.

The highest temperature ever registered in the Costa del Sol in October is 36.3°C, which was recorded on October 22nd 2014. At the other end of the scale, the coldest temperature ever recorded in the resort during this month is 5.6°C, which was registered on October 31st 1974.

If you love high temperatures and want to visit Costa del Sol when it's at its hottest, forget about planning your holiday for October and go in August instead. This month is normally the hottest month of the year for the resort, when the average temperature is 26°C.

Rain

During an average October, Costa del Sol is subject to 57mm of rainfall divided between nine rainy days. The probability of precipitation falling begins at 21% on October 1st and gradually rises as the month develops, peaking at 28% on October 31st. The most common forms of rainfall you should expect to experience in the Costa del Sol in October are moderate rain (which occurs on 40% of days with rainfall), thunderstorms (22%), light rain (20%) and drizzle (10%).

The highest monthly rainfall ever registered in the Costa del Sol in October is 220.3mm, which was recorded at the airport in Malaga during October 2003. During this month, 21 wet days were recorded – that's the highest number of wet days ever counted in a single October in the Costa del Sol. However, October 31st 2008 was declared the wettest October day ever, when 109.4mm of rainfall was recorded within a single 24-hour period.

Average Sunshine Hours

Across October, the Costa del Sol enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine every day, alongside median cloud coverage which gradually increases as the month progresses. Median cloud coverage begins at 33% on October 1st and slowly climbs up to 41% by October 28th.

Average Sea Temperature 

Even though October marks the start of the autumn season in the Costa del Sol, the sea is still definitely warm enough for swimming in at this time of year, when the average sea temperature is 20°C. If you think this is a bit too cold, you'll find plenty of hotels have heated outdoor swimming pools or provide guests with indoor pools where you can enjoy a warmer swim.

Humidity 

The relative humidity for the Costa del Sol in October averages at around 70%, ranging between 48% (comfortable) and 91% (very humid), rarely falling below 29% (dry) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around October 1st, when the relative humidity falls below 59% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around October 29th, when it rises above 88% (very humid) three days out of four.

Wind

During an average October in the Costa del Sol, typical wind speeds range between 0 m/s (calm) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) occurs around October 31st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s (moderate breeze).

The lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) happens around October 4th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 5 m/s (gentle breeze). The strongest wind gust ever recorded in October in the Costa del Sol is 26.1 m/s, which was registered at the airport in Malaga at 3am on October 29th 1955.

Costa Del Sol Hotels in October

Looking for beachside accommodation in the Costa del Sol? Check out Fuengirola Beach Aparthotel. Situated just 300m away from the beach in Fuengirola, this complex is in the heart of everything, with Sohail Castle, the lively promenade and a shopping centre loaded with bars, restaurants, shops and a cinema just a short walk away. There are 156 one-bedroom apartments and 26 two-bedroom apartments to choose from, each of which offers a full kitchen, satellite TV and large terrace or balcony with views of the swimming pool, sea or Sohail Castle. The apartments are set within more than 7,000m2 of landscaped gardens, alongside two swimming pools which will still be open in October, a sports court and children's playground. Within the complex's grounds, you'll also find an international restaurant, two bars, large games room, rock climbing wall and free WiFi access in various public areas.

For something more homely, try Casa Charlotte in Nerja. This traditional guest house is set within the historical centre of the resort, surrounded by many local tapas bars and restaurants. Accommodation comes in the form of three apartments located within an original Andalusian house, each of which boasts free WiFi access, HDTV and air conditioning/heating. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, but you have to share it with any other guests staying at the same time as you. Thanks to the year-round pleasant weather, Casa Charlotte is always decorated in blossoming begonias and geraniums, making it a very pretty place to stay. You'll find plenty to see and do in the local area – Burriana Beach is a five-minute walk away, whilst a bus stop and the Balcon de Europa lookout point are only ten minutes away.

If you'd prefer a more urban location, consider staying at Casa Al Sur in Malaga. This hostel was recently opened in 2012 and is set inside a typical Andalusian-style house which dates back to more than 100 years. All the major attractions – Museo Picasso, Museo Thyssen, Malagueta Beach and the Cathedral, as well as various nightclubs, bars and restaurants – are within easy walking access, making it a great base from which to explore the resort. Guests here can choose between private or shared rooms, with or without balconies. Whichever you pick, all guests have access to the following facilities and services for free: WiFi, coffee, tea, towels, maps, luggage storage, communal kitchen and lounge with TV. If you don't fancy the traditional cooking method, there's also a rooftop terrace with barbecue facilities.

Tucked in between Fuengirola and Marbella you'll find L'Escala Hotel in Mijas. This boutique hotel offers just seven guestrooms, each of which is designed in its own particular style with unique artwork, furnishings and décor, giving the small resort a charming and friendly feel. All guestrooms come with tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV, air conditioning/heating and some even come with a hydro-massage bath for added luxury. La Cañada Complex and the Miramar Centre (two shopping malls with international high street stores) are within a ten-minute drive of the complex and Miraflores Golf Club is just a 15-minute drive away. If you don't have access to a car, don't worry – there are weekly street markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings just steps away from the complex, plus bars, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops aplenty in the local area.

Costa Del Sol Beach for October

El Cristo Beach in Estepona gets incredible busy during the peak summer months, making October a great time to go. The wind regularly blows in over this region from the east, but thanks to the natural rounded shape of the bay, this cove is always protected from breezy conditions. This beach was awarded with Blue Flag certification in 2015, which is testament to its cleanliness and the high quality of its facilities that include sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers, water sports and life guard service. The dark sandy beach gently slopes into the calm waters, although there are some steep shelves out if you venture into the deep – so watch out. The harbour on one side of the bay acts as a wave breaker and ensures the sea is almost always completely still. There are a couple of bars directly on the beach which serve icy drinks and basic snacks. The prices are a little steep, but that's what you expect for a place like this.

Playa de Los Alamos is the quietest beach in Torremolinos, although it can get absolutely packed in July and August which, again, makes October the perfect time to go. This beach is made up of fine golden sand and offers all the basic beach amenities, such as sun loungers, parasols, toilets and showers. Although the sea is usually calm, some visitors have reported seeing jellyfish here, so keep an eye out before you go swimming. This long beach is backed by a beautiful promenade which features benches, palm trees, cafes, bars and restaurants, making it a great place for a leisurely walk.

Bars and Restaurants

Zena in Fuengirola is an Italian restaurant which doesn't settle for just simple pizza and pasta dishes you can order anywhere. This eatery prides itself on superb service and top quality contemporary Italian dishes, such as mushroom risotto, grilled veal, garlic chilli prawn pasta and peppercorn steaks, alongside homemade desserts like coffee ice cream and panna cotta. Diners can choose between the offerings of the a la carte menu, or opt for the value-for-money set menu.

For something more typically Spanish, make a reservation at La Fuente. Located in the historical centre of Benalmadena, this Spanish restaurant is set inside an old rustic house and offers a seasonal menu which regularly changes according to which local produce is at its best at the time. In addition to the a la carte and set three-course menus, daily specials are also available. To complement the food, there is a superb wine menu with local and international red, white and rose wines, cavas, champagnes, beers and spirits.

Siempre Asi in Malaga is one of the best places to go in the city if you're in the mood for a dance. This cool club offers low lighting and plenty of space to get your groove on. If you're not up for a dance, the spacious environment, heated music and ambient lighting create a great atmosphere to mix with the locals and international visitors which regularly flock to the club. Latino is the music theme here, with rumba, salsa and rock music also frequently played. 

Declared the coolest bar in Spain, Boal's Ice Bar in Benalmadena is the very first ice bar to appear in the Costa del Sol. The sun may be blazing outside, but inside this bar, everything is made out of ice – including the walls, the seats, the sculptures, the glasses and even the bar itself. Since the ice bar is -14⁰C, you can only stay in there for a short period of time, but not to worry. When you start shivering, you can head into the outside igloo bar or coolers disco to continue the fun and warm up.

Things to do in the Costa Del Sol in October

Awarded the title of Best Marina in the World on two occasions by the British magazine International Property, Benalmadena's Marina is one of the liveliest places in the resort. Here you'll find 40+ international restaurants, 20+ bars and nightclubs and around 25 shops selling everything from souvenirs and perfumes to electronics and clothes. All this in addition to an aquarium, boat hire kiosks, water sport centres and sailing club – the list is practically endless. Even if you don't want to spend any money, the marina is a great place to enjoy a stroll in the sunshine and admire the flash boats (some of which are up to 6 metres long!) and soak up the sun on the Blue Flag beach.

If you're travelling with kids, Playa Mini Golf España is a superb family-friendly activity. Situated in Benalmadena, this mini golf course has a great variety of easy, medium-difficulty and challenging holes, making it fun for the whole family. There is plenty of seating and parasols for tired adults who just want to watch the kids play, as well as a small café-bar which serves ice-cold drinks and basic snacks. With set price menu deals which include a burger or filled baguette, drink and round of mini golf, Playa Mini Golf España provides great value for money, whatever your budget.

Your Holiday Weather Settings

Show temperature in:
Show distance in: