Marbella: Live Weather
Live weather in Marbella
The latest and today's weather in Marbella, Spain updated regularly
- Sunrise 07:40
- Sunset 20:58
|Temp feels like:||64°F (18°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 18m|
|Pressure:||30.06" (1018 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
Historic Temperatures for 20th April in Marbella
|Average High||70°F (21°C)|
|Record High||81°F (27°C) (2005)|
|Average Low||52°F (11°C)|
|Record Low||46°F (8°C) (1999)|
Weather in Marbella
Marbella lies in the south east of Spain upon the Mediterranean Ocean in the Malaga province of Spain. Sitting among the popular beach resort region of the Costa de Sol, which is famed for its many hours of annual sunshine, Marbella is an important spot for tourism and has long been a popular getaway for tourists from all over the world. Marbella in particular is famed for its ample sunshine – during the height of summer you can expect to enjoy 12 to 14 hours of glorious, uninterrupted sunshine per day for a solid 4 months of the year.
Marbella is a cosmopolitan, stylish and buzzing resort that has grown enormously since it began as a small fishing village. There are now many upscale restaurants and bars, and plenty of clubs to keep you entertained.
Marbella is known to have its own 'micro-climate,' playing host to an average temperature of 19ºC (66°F) throughout the year, including during winter! Because the resort is sheltered by the high peaks of the Sierra Blanca in its back drop, the climate of Marbella is milder than in neighbouring resorts.
Typical of a Mediterranean climate, the winters are mild with relatively little rain, while summers are warm without being blistering hot, although there are many days throughout July and August which see the mercury rise above 30°C (86°F). From November through February is when the most rain falls, however, rainfall is fairly minimal even during this time. Rainfall is insignificant for the rest of the year, with many months often seeing no rain at all. Cooling winds blow from the east and the region basks in a glorious 320 days of uninterrupted sun.
Sunsets in Marbella, Spain
Summer is definitely the best season to be in Marbella if you want hot beach weather, plenty of sunshine and warm waters. With perfect temperatures, little rainfall, many hours of sunshine and toasty sea temperatures, it is not surprising the resort is so popular. June sees average temperatures reach 22°C (72°F), rising continually with both July and August seeing 24°C (75°F), which are the highest average temperatures of the year. Despite this gentle heat, daily high temperatures actually reach 29°C regularly.
Accompanied by plenty of sunshine – July has the annual peak of an astounding 14 hours per day! – it is advisable to take care in the heat of summer and drink plenty of water. As well as this, the average sea temperature is beautifully warm for swimming: rising from 20°C (68°) in June to its peak of 24°C (75°F) in August, the highest for the year.
Average rainfall is minimal with June seeing just 13mm and the following months receiving even less. July has a total of 2mm and August sees 5mm. The average humidity throughout the summer season is 63%.
Autumn sees most of the benefits of summer weather, but without the crowds. The average temperatures in autumn are 22°C (72°F) in September, 18°C (64°F) in October and 14°C (57°F) in November, but peaks reach between 22°C and 26°C in the early half of the season. Not to mention, the sun is still shining with September seeing 10 average daily hours, October 9 and November 8 – the reduction is slow and the amount of sunshine is plentiful compared to northern Europe.
The average sea temperatures remain at some of the highest for the year with 23°C (73°F) in September and 21°C (70°F) in October meaning you can still swim until the waters get a tad too chilly at 18°C (64°F) in November. However, average rainfall begins its rise with a minimal 15mm in September suddenly reaching 55mm in October and then the highest average rainfall for the year fall in November with a large 115mm across 7 wet days! This might be the time of the year to pack and umbrella – and check the forecast.
Winter in Marbella is the coldest season of the year, seeing the most unfavourable weather. This should not be a reason to hold you back though, as the weather here will still be much better than in most of the UK and Europe. The average temperature continues to descend from autumn with December seeing 12°C (54°F), January seeing 11°C (54°F) and February seeing 12°C (54°F). Although night-time lows will be in the single digits, daytime highs still reach the mid-teens so getting out and about exploring can be pleasant. The average sunshine hours are at the lowest level of the year with December, January and February all exhibiting an average of 6 hours daily, but for winter, this is plenty.
The average rainfall begins to go down following November's heights, but remains a factor as December has an average rainfall of 98mm, January receives 83mm and February sees an average rainfall of 75mm. Unfortunately the average sea temperature is also at the lowest point for the year, although it's still warm enough for a dip if you're very brave! The water temperature during December is 17°C (63°F) while January and February see an average of 16°C (61°).
Spring is a lovely season to visit Marbella. You will enjoy comfortable temperatures as well as little rainfall, plus the crowds are yet to arrive. Starting in March, the average temperature begins to rise with an average of 14°C (57°F), April sees an average temperature of 16°C (61°F), while May sees the highest average temperature for the season at 18°C (64°F). By April and May high temperatures will peak above 20°C and spring will make way for summer as the average sunshine hours start to hint at summer's imminent appearance. For example, March gets an average of 8 sunshine hours per day but this increases to 10 per day in April and a wonderful 12 hours in May.
The average sea temperature stays quite cool with March seeing an average sea temperature of 16°C (61°F), April seeing an average of 17°C (63°F) and May seeing an average sea temperature of 18°C (64°F). However, on the plus side, average rainfall continues to lower with March seeing an average rainfall of 59mm, April seeing 40mm and May seeing the lowest average rainfall for the spring at 23mm. Now you can start leaving jackets at home in favour of light layers of clothing.