flag Malaga, Average Weather May

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    20 mm
  • Rainfall Days

    3 days
  • Sunshine Hours

    8 hours

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May daily averages


May daily averages for Malaga

  • 1st
    16 61
  • 2nd
    18 64
  • 3rd
    18 64
  • 4th
    19 66
  • 5th
    18 64
  • 6th
    18 64
  • 7th
    19 66
  • 8th
    19 66
  • 9th
    20 68
  • 10th
    20 68
  • 11th
    19 66
  • 12th
    19 66
  • 13th
    20 68
  • 14th
    21 70
  • 15th
    20 68
  • 16th
    19 66
  • 17th
    18 64
  • 18th
    19 66
  • 19th
    19 66
  • 20th
    19 66
  • 21st
    19 66
  • 22nd
    19 66
  • 23rd
    20 68
  • 24th
    20 68
  • 25th
    19 66
  • 26th
    21 70
  • 27th
    21 70
  • 28th
    21 70
  • 29th
    22 72
  • 30th
    23 73
  • 31st
    23 73

What's The Weather Like In Malaga In May?

Is Malaga Hot In May?

Temperatures usually rise significantly in Malaga as May progresses. There is an average daytime maximum temperature of 24°C and an average overnight minimum of 13°C, but by the end of the month, average maximum temperatures of 25 or 26°C are typical.

Is The Sea Warm In Malaga In May?

The sea normally has a cooling effect near the coast at this time of year and there can be issues with sea fog near the coast. Due to the way sea breezes peak during the afternoon, it is not unusual for the highest temperature of the day to occur during mid-morning or the evening.

How Much Does It Rain In Malaga In May?

May is generally a dry month (the driest being July) with an average of just 25mm of precipitation falling over an average of five days.

Malaga Sunshine Hours In May

May is a generally sunny month and there is a mean sunshine total of 282 hours, a mean of 9.1 hours per day.

How Warm Is The Sea In Malaga in May?

The average sea temperature lags the warming trend over the land and averages just 18°C. This is a little chilly for swimming in, although some of the shallower stretches of sea near the coastline are warmer.

Hotels for Malaga in May

There are many good hotels in and around Malaga.

Room Mate Lola

One good luxury option is the 4-star Room Mate Lola at Casas de Campos, 17, 29001 which is close to the old town and in a central location.

Salles Hotel Malaga Centro

The Salles Hotel Malaga Centro at Calle Marmoles 6, 29007 is another good centrally-located 4-star hotel.

Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad

The Ibis Malaga Centro Ciudad at Pasillo Guimbarda, 5, 29007 is a reasonable 2-star budget option which is 15 minutes' walk away from Malaga Centro railway station.

Casa Pinares

A good peaceful retreat that offers bed and breakfast is the Casa Pinares at Calle Las Palmeras 6, Pinares de San Anton, 29018.

Beaches for May for Malaga

May is a good time of year to relax on the beach due to the reliable weather and relatively low density of tourists, although the sea is still rather cool for swimming in at this time of year.

El Chanquete

The El Chanquete beach is situated in the El Palo area and is a city beach with a promenade and restaurants.

Malapesquera Beach

A nearby Blue Flag beach is the Malapesquera Beach at Benalmádena which is good for fishing, sports and entertainment, and contains a cafeteria and restaurant.

Restaurants and Bars for Malaga in May

There are many good restaurants in Malaga that serve primarily local cuisine.

Restaurante Amador

The Restaurante Amador at Calle Bandaneira 6, Urb. El Atabal, serves Spanish cuisine with a mainly local theme, and many dishes are provided with a twist. The restaurant also boasts good views from the top of a hill.

Oleo Restaurante

The Oleo Restaurante at Alemania S/N, off the Poligono Alameda, serves sushi and Mediterranean cuisine, and thus is particularly suitable for fans of sushi but will also cater for those who prefer more locally-sourced options.

El Cantor de Jazz

Fans of jazz can consider visiting the El Cantor de Jazz bar at Calle Lazcano, 7. This pub is vibrant at all times and attracts jazz musicians and there are jazz performances on Thursday nights.

Weekend Cocktail Lounge

The Weekend cocktail lounge at Plaza de la Merced 14 is close to Pablo Picasso's birthplace, and features music and parties during evenings and overnight, making it especially popular with students.

Things to Do in Malaga in May

Plaza de la Mecred

The Plaza de la Mecred in the central part of Malaga is a historic square which contains the house where famous artist Pablo Picasso was born (the Picasso Foundation- Native Home Museum). There is an impressive statue of Picasso, situated on a bench within the plaza, and it is well-placed for access to the Museo Picasso Malaga at Palacio de Buenavista San Agustin.

This museum shows off some of Picasso's works, and they are arranged into chronological order, though it is advisable to head into the museum early as it is popular and can get busy . The selection is quite large but is missing some of his most famous works. There is also a monument commemorating General Torrijos. There are many good restaurants and cafes around the square offering a range of food and drink including wines and tapas.

La Maroma

Those who are relatively fit can consider ascending La Maroma, which is the highest peak in the Sierra de Tejeda, in the Natural Park of Sierra Tejeda, at approximately 2,066m above sea level. There are multiple ways to access the summit, including a walk from Canillas de Aceituno. The summit boasts spectacular views, and if there is low cloud around the mountainsides, the summit often offers spectacular cloudscapes from above cloud level.

There are many good displays of wildlife including pine woods, flowers and wild animals. At this time of year it is unlikely to be excessively hot near the foot of the mountain, nor excessively cold near the summit, but go prepared.

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