Very dry, as usual, and a warm month

Temperatures in Malaga

The average maximum temperature during July 2016 in Malaga was 29.7 Celsius (86F), and that was 0.2 Celsius (0.5F) above normal for the time of year. The average minimum temperature was 22.5 Celsius (73F), and that was 0.7 Celsius (1F) above the normal July value.
The highest temperature recorded during the month was 38.6 Celsius (101F) on the 22nd. On the 12th a high of 35.8 Celsius (97F) occurred, with 33.5 Celsius (92F) recorded on the following day. There were 9 further days with maxima above 30 Celsius (86F) with 7 of these hotter days occurring during the last 10 days of the month. There were no cool days during July, but on 5 occasions the temperature failed to reach 27 Celsius (81F). The coolest day was the 16th with a high of 26.2 Celsius (79F), but the 18th was only 0.1 Celsius (0.2F) less cool.
There were no exceptionally warm nights during July but there were 13 nights when the temperature stayed above 23 Celsius (73F). Only 1 night had a low above 24 Celsius (75F) and that was the last night of the month when a minimum of 24.2 Celsius (76F) was measured. There were no particularly cool nights during July, and although there 9 nights with minima below 22 Celsius (72F), the 16th/17th, with a low of 20 Celsius (68F), was the only night when the temperature dipped below 21 Celsius (70F).
The sea temperature was around 22 or 23 Celsius (72-73F) early in the month, rising to 24 or 25 Celsius (75-77F) around mid month. Unusually, the sea then stayed consistently warm for the remainder of the month.

Rain in Malaga

There was no measurable rain during July, but a very light shower occurred around dawn on the 7th, and thick cloud on the morning of the 14th produced a few spots of rain.


There were no reports of thunder in this part of west Malaga, but lightning was observed over the sea in the early hours of the 7th.


The wind pattern was fairly typical for a Summer month, with light northwesterly land breezes being replaced by gentle afternoon southeasterly sea breezes. However, there were several interesting wind ‘events’. On both the 19th and 20th dust devils, or mini-whirlwinds, developed as the sea breeze developed in the late mornings and moved over the weather station. Gusts of 26 and 29 knots (30-33 mph) were recorded respectively. On the 23rd, after a hot early part of the night with a temperature of 32 Celsius (90F) at midnight, the land breeze was replaced by a wind off the sea. The marked drop in temperature of 8 degrees Celsius (14F) was accompanied by a southeasterly gust of 32 knots (36 mph). The only other gust above 20 knots (23 mph) occurred with a northwesterly wind on the 13th.


There was no fog observed in west Malaga during July.

Statistics for July 2016

Reporting Station Highest Temp Lowest Temp Rain Total (mm) Wettest Rain days
Malaga Airport 39.5 20.0 0.7 0.7 1
Granada Airport 42.0 15.6 0 0 0
Almeria 37.5 21.7 0 0 0
Seville 42.3 19.3 0 0 0
Cordoba 44.5 18.0 0 0 0
Jerez de la Frontera 40.4 16.7 0.2 0.2 1
Murcia 40.2 18.4 0 0 0

Climatology for July

Reporting Station Extreme High Temp Extreme Low Temp Average Rain (mm) Extreme Wettest day (mm) Average Rain days
Malaga Airport 44.2 10.0 2 22 <1
Granada Airport 42.7 6.4 4 24 <1
Almeria 41.2 12.0 1 9 <1
Seville 46.6 11.4 2 47 <1
Cordoba 46.6 11.0 3 23 1
Jerez de la Frontera 44.7 9.8 2 31 <1
Murcia 45.7 13.0 5 11 <1