A fairly cool, dry and windless month.


The average maximum temperature during July 2017 in Malaga was 28.2 Celsius (83F), and that was 1.3 Celsius (2F) below normal for the time of year. The average minimum temperature was 21.1 Celsius (70F), and that was also 0.8 Celsius (1.5F) below the normal July value. Unusually, July was 0.5 Celsius (1F) cooler than June.
The highest temperature recorded during the month was  32.8 Celsius (91F) on the 21st, but only 4 other days, the 9th, 17th, 18th and 20th, having maxima above 30 Celsius (86F). The 17th was the warmest of these 4 days with a high of 31.6 Celsius (89F). On most days (22) temperatures peaked at between 26 and 30 Celsius (79-86F), but on 3 occasions the temperature failed to reach 25 Celsius (77F). On the 24th a high of 24.8 Celsius (77F) was recorded, but the coolest days of the month were the 1st and 6th, these both having maxima of 24.7 Celsius (77F).
As usual, there were many warm nights during July, but with no exceptionally warm nights. There was only 1 night when the temperature stayed above 23 Celsius (73F), and that was the 20th with a minimum of 24.3 Celsius (76F). On most nights, minima were between 20 and 23 Celsius (68-73F), but with 6 nights having lows under 20 Celsius (68F). The first 3 nights of the month were the only ones to have minima below 19 Celsius (66F), and the 2nd, with a low of 17.6 Celsius (64F), was the only night with a minimum temperature below 18 Celsius (64F).
The sea temperature was a chilly 18 Celsius (64F) at the beginning of the month, and briefly dipped to 16 Celsius (61F). Although a recovery to between 20 and 22 Celsius (68-72F) occurred at the end of the first week, no further increase meant that sea temperatures stayed below average by 2 or 3 degrees Celsius (3-5F).

Rain in Malaga

There was no rain in west Malaga during July, although a few spots from unstable high-level cloud occurred around Malaga on the 17th.


 There were no reports of hail in west  Malaga during July.


There were no reports of  thunder in west Malaga during July.


The wind  through July mainly followed a typical early summer pattern with northwesterly land breezes for a while during the mornings, followed by southeasterly sea breezes, these usually dying away after sunset. The difference from normal was that winds were lighter, with no gusts exceeding 17 knots (19 mph). On the 16th, the highest gust was just 1 knot! Unsurprisingly, this was the ‘calmest’ day since records began in 2005.


There was misty low cloud on the mornings of the 14th, 15th and 26th, with thick fog early on the 29th, although this had cleared by mid morning.

Statistics for July 2017

Reporting Station Highest Temp Lowest Temp Rain Total (mm) Wettest Rain days
Malaga Airport 35.6 17.8 0 0 0
Granada Airport 45.7* 11.2 Trace 0 0
Almeria 38.5 19.1 0 0 0
Seville 43.6 17.0 0.9 0.9 1
Cordoba 46.9* 15.2 6 6 1
Jerez de la Frontera 43.5 13.1 1 1 1
Murcia 41.0 17.6 0.6 0.4 2

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 45.7 6.4 4 24 <1
Almeria 41.2 12.0 1 9 <1
Seville 46.6 11.4 2 47 1
Cordoba 46.9 11.0 3 23 1
Jerez de la Frontera 44.7 9.8 2 31 <1
Murcia 45.7 13.0 5 11 <1