Very Dry and Warm


The average maximum temperature during September 2017 in Malaga was 28.2 Celsius (83F), and that was 1.2 Celsius (2F) above normal for the time of year. This was the highest mean maximum for September since records began in 2005; and, unusually, the average m,aximum was the same as that recorded in July. The average minimum temperature was 20.1 Celsius (68F), and that was 0.1 Celsius (0.2F) below normal for September.
The highest temperature recorded during the month was  36.3 Celsius (98F) on the 4th. This was the highest temperature recorded in September for 12 years, and it was also the second hottest day of the ‘Summer’. There were 5 other days when the temperature exceeded 30 Celsius (86F), including 3 with highs above 32 Celsius (90F). All the hot days occurred before 19th, with the high of 32.6 Celsius (91F) on the 9th proving to be the second hottest day of the month. There were no cool days during September, but unsurprisingly, temperatures were generally lower during the second half of the month. There were 3 days when the temperature failed to reach 25 Celsius (77F), with the lowest value, 24.2 Celsius (75F) occurring on the 17th. The other cooler days were the 27th and 30th.
There were  no particularly warm nights during September, although on 4 occasions minima were above 22 Celsius (72F), with 3 of these warmer nights having lows above 24 Celsius (75F). The warmest night was on the 2nd when 24.7 Celsius (77F) was recorded. All the remaining warmer nights occurred before mid month. There were no especially cool nights during September but on 14 nights the temperature dipped below 20 Celsius (68F). Only 4 of these cooler nights occurred before mid month. On 3 nights, all occurring after mid month, the temperature fell below 17 Celsius (63F). The lowest value was 16.4 Celsius (61F) on the 21st.
The sea temperature was very variable during September. At first 25 or 26 Celsius (77-79F) prevailed, but an upwelling of cold water occurred around mid month with typical temperatures close to 17 or 18 Celsius (63-64F). Later in the month the sea warmed to a more acceptable bathing temperature, close to 21 or 22 Celsius (70-72F).

Rain in Malaga

There was a mere 0.8 millimetres  (0.03 ins.) of rain during September, and this was only 3% of  the monthly average. It was the driest September since records began in 2005.  The only day with rain was the 27th when showery rain occurred late in the morning and during the early part of the afternoon.


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


There was no thunder observed in  Malaga during September.


The wind  through September mainly followed a typical early autumn pattern with northwesterly land breezes  during the mornings, followed by weak southeasterly sea breezes, these usually dying away after sunset. The land breeze was rather more prominent on  the warmer days of the month, but generally breezes were light or gentle. There were only 2 days when the wind exceeded 20 knots (23 mph). On the 5th, a gust of 25 knots (29 mph) occurred, with 22 knots (25 mph) recorded on the 26th.


No fog was observed in west Malaga during September.

Statistics for September 2017

Reporting Station Highest Temp Lowest Temp Rain Total (mm) Wettest Rain days
Malaga Airport 38.0 14.7 1 1 1
Granada Airport 37.5 6.6 0.9 0.9 1
Almeria 33.5 16.3 0 0 0
Seville 38.6 12.5 Trace Trace 0
Cordoba 39.5 11.1 0 0 0
Jerez de la Frontera 37.8 9.2 1 1 1
Murcia 37.3 16.7 0.8 0.6 2

Climatology for September

Reporting Station Extreme High Temp Extreme Low Temp Average Rain (mm) Extreme Wettest day (mm) Average Rain days
Malaga Airport 40.0 10.2 16 313 2
Granada Airport 43.1 3.6 16 35 2
Almeria 36.0 12.6 12 98 1
Seville 44.8 8.6 23 69 2
Cordoba 45.4 6.0 24 66 2
Jerez de la Frontera 44.6 7.0 22 95 2
Murcia 44.6 9.6 27 61 2