A rather cool November and becoming wet at times.


The average maximum temperature during November 2016 in Malaga was 19.2 Celsius (67F), and that was 0.5 Celsius (1F) below normal for the time of year. The average minimum temperature was 12.2 Celsius (54F), and that was 0.7 Celsius (1.5F) below the normal November value. The last time November was cooler than in 2016 was 8 years ago.
The highest temperature recorded during the month was  23.9 Celsius (75F) on the 3rd, and again on the 19th. On each of the first 4 days of the month the temperature exceeded 23 Celsius (73F), and there were 4 other days when 20 Celsius (68F) was reached. All of these warmer days occurred before the 20th. There were no particularly cool days during November, but after the 7 days when the maxima were below 17  Celsius (63F). There was only 1 day when the temperature failed to reach 15 Celsius (59F), and that was the 27th when 14.6 Celsius (59F) was recorded.
The nights during October were generally cool, but on the 4th a minimum temperature of 19.5 Celsius (67F) occurred, and this was the warmest November night since records began in 2006. The 1st and the 5th also had minima above 17 Celsius (63F), but there were only 2 other nights when lows were above 15 Celsius (59F). The only minimum above 15 Celsius (59F) after the 6th occurred on the night of the 20th/21st. There were several chilly nights when the temperature dipped below 10 Celsius (50F). The first of these was logged on the night of the 8th/9th, but of the 7 cool nights, only 1 other occurred before mid month. Only 3 nights had minima below 9 Celsius (48F) and just 1 night dipped below 8 Celsius (46F). That was the night of the 23rd/24th when 7.2 Celsius (45F) was recorded.
The sea temperature was around 20 Celsius (68F) until the end of the first week before slowly declining. By the 17th daily readings were about 17 Celsius (63F), before a further lowering to 15 or 16 Celsius (60F) occurred at the end of the month.

Rain in Malaga

There were 117.7  millimetres (4.6 ins.) of rain during November, and that was nearly 40% above average. There were 9 days with measurable rain and that was 2 days above the monthly average. There were light showers on both the 3rd and 4th but the rain was insignificant. There were further showers on the 5th and 6th, but rainfall amounts were under 1 millimetre (0.04 ins.) on both days. On the 14th a little rain fell in the evening, but again it was not measurable. The 20th marked a transition to much more unsettled weather. Although the showers on the evening of the 20th were too light to trouble the rain-gauge, rain late on the 21st totalled almost 12 millimetres (0.5 ins.) Heavy rain in the morning, and a few mostly light showers later in the day, produced a total of over 22 millimetres (0.9 ins.) on the 22nd. Showers on the 23rd gave less than 1 millimetre (0.04 ins.) of rain and the 24th was a dry day. The 25th was a miserable day and heavy rain late in the afternoon and during the evening produced in excess of 8 millimetres (0.3 ins.). The following day, the 26th, was much wetter. In fact it was the wettest November day for 10 years with 60.5 millimetres (2.4 ins.) falling. The rain continued through the 27th with over 12 millimetres (0.5 ins.) measured. An overnight shower gave 1 millimetre (0.04 ins.) of rain on the 28th but the last 2 days of the month were dry.


There was 1 ‘day’ of thunder in this part of west Malaga during November and this was early on the evening of the 26th when a couple of muffled rumbles occurred.


The wind pattern through much of November was typical for a late autumn month with the sea breeze becoming less dominant allowing northwesterly land breezes to last longer through the mornings and returning earlier in the evenings. However, during the unsettled spell winds were more variable, and on the 25th and 26th a Levanter blew from the east-southeast accompanied by some crashing waves. On most days the wind was gentle of moderate, but gusts exceeded 20 knots (23 mph) on 5 days, including 2 days, the 25th and 26th, when gusts were over 30 knots (34 mph). The highest gust was 35 knots (40 mph) on the 26th.


There was no fog observed in west Malaga during November.

Statistics for November 2016

Reporting Station Highest Temp Lowest Temp Rain Total (mm) Wettest Rain days
Malaga Airport 24.5 6.9 162 78 9
Granada Airport 26.9 -1.0 87 43 8
Almeria 25.2 8.5 35 15 5
Seville 26.9 4.5 104 28 10
Cordoba 27.4 2.7 108 44 10
Jerez de la Frontera 27.9 3.7 98 27 11
Murcia 27.7 4.7 15 10 5

Climatology for November

Reporting Station Extreme High Temp Extreme Low Temp Average Rain (mm) Extreme Wettest day (mm) Average Rain days
Malaga Airport 30.4 1.4 95 164 5
Granada Airport 27.4 -6.4 48 43* 6
Almeria 30.5 4.4 28 63 3
Seville 31.2 -1.2 84 109 6
Cordoba 29.7 -3.6 85 154 6
Jerez de la Frontera 30.8 -1.0 86 74 7
Murcia 30.6 -1.0 32 99 4