Marbella, Spain Weather and Climate
General & Geography
Marbella is a large city on Spain’s Costa del Sol and is also very popular as a holiday destination due to its fantastic climate. Marbella has around 150,000 permanent residents, around 30% of whom are from abroad (especially Great Britain).
The city belongs to the autonomous region of Andalusia, one of the sunniest areas in all of Europe. Marbella has a very interesting old town, the beautifully designed beach promenade Paseo Maritimo and sophisticated marinas such as the marina of Puerto Banus.
The journey to Marbella usually takes place via Malaga airport, which is around 45 kilometers away and can be reached in around 35 minutes via the A-7 toll motorway. Numerous airlines fly directly to Málaga, including Lufthansa.
The flight time from Germany is about 2:20 hours. If you do not rent a car after landing and do not book a package tour with transfer, you can also reach Marbella from the Aeroporto de Málaga cheaply and comfortably by public bus.
Popular excursion destinations near Marbella are the historic village of Ronda (with the impressive Punte Nuevo bridge over the gorge), the British territory of Gibraltar with its monkey rock and the cities of Seville and Grenada, which are around three hours away by car.
Climate in Marbella (Costa del Sol)
The Costa del Sol of Andalusia is a sun-drenched region with little rainfall and a subtropical Mediterranean climate. This also applies to Marbella, which offers an ideal mix of dry, sunny summer months and pleasantly mild winter months.
Marbella has an average of more than 315 days of sunshine a year and truly lives up to the name of the “sun coast”. As early as March, the thermometer often scratches the 20 degree mark during the day, from May the long summer is ushered in and even in October the weather is usually pleasant for bathing.
The water temperatures usually reach 20 ° C at the beginning of June and between July and October peaked. Most precipitation falls between November and February, however even the wettest months rarely have more than five rainy days with occasional showers.
The summer on Marbella attracts with hot temperatures and up to 12 hours of sunshine a day, there is almost never any rainfall during this travel time. In the evening, the values drop to a pleasant 18 to 20 degrees, so that it is also wonderful to sit outside.
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine
|Daytime temperature||15 ° C||17 ° C||19 ° C||22 ° C||24 ° C||27 ° C||30 ° C||30 ° C||27 ° C||23 ° C||19 ° C||16 ° C|
|Night temperature||6 ° C||7 ° C||10 ° C||12 ° C||14 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||18 ° C||15 ° C||11 ° C||8 ° C|
|Water temperature||16 ° C||16 ° C||17 ° C||18 ° C||18 ° C||20 ° C||23 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||18 ° C||17 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||83||75||59||40||23||13||2||5||15||55||115||98|
|Hours of sunshine||6||7||7||8||10||11||12||12||9||8||7||6|
The annual average temperature is 17.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (24.9 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 10.8 ° C. The maximum water temperature is 24 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All but January, February and March have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of July, August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 583 mm on 45 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. Snowfall is generally not expected in any month.
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.7 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines for 8.5 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Málaga and Algeciras.
Marbella weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 19 ° C and 24 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Marbella, it gets warmest in May, while March is a little cooler.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 17-18 ° C. This is good weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
You can expect around 5 days of rainfall in March, around 4 days in April and around 3 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 7 to 10 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Marbella is in May, but with less sun you will have to get by in March.