Weather in Malaga – December 2015

A mild month, and extremely dry.
Temperatures in Malaga
The average maximum temperature during December 2015 in Malaga was 19.0 Celsius (66F), and that was 2.1 Celsius (4F) above normal for the time of year. The average minimum temperature was 11.1 Celsius (52F), and that was 0.9 Celsius (2F) above the normal December value.
The highest temperature recorded during the month was 23.7 Celsius (75F) on the 31st and this was the highest December value at this site since records began in 2005. There were 7 other days when the maximum exceeded 20 Celsius (68F), but the 10th, with a high of 21.3 Celsius (70F), was the only other day with a high above 21 Celsius (70F). There were no cool days during December, in fact the average maximum of 16.9 Celsius (62F) was bettered on every single day of the month. However, on 7 days maxima were between 17 and 18 Celsius (63-64F) with the lowest value of 17.2 Celsius (63F) being recorded on both the 22nd and 26th.
There were no particularly  warm nights during December, but on 5 nights minima were above 13 Celsius (55F). The mildest night was the 10th with a minimum of 14.4 Celsius (58F). This was the only night when the temperature stayed above 14 Celsius (57F). There were no cold nights during December, but on 10 nights the temperature dipped below 10 Celsius (50F). However, only 2 of these cooler nights had lows under 9 Celsius (48F). The 20th had a low of 7.6 Celsius (46F), with the following night only a little less cool at 7.9 Celsius (46F).
The sea temperature remained around 16 or 17 Celsius (61-63F) throughout the month.
Rain in Malaga
There were 0.3 millimetres (0.01 ins.) of rain measured during December and that was under 1% of the average. It was the driest December since records began in 2005. Significant rain (0.2 millimetres (0.01 ins.) or more) obviously fell on just the 1 day and that was 6 days below average for the month. The only rain of the month fell on the morning of the 29th.
There were no thunderstorms observed in the Malaga area during December.
On many days there was the usual balance between light or gentle northwesterly land breezes overnight and during the mornings, and light east to southeasterly sea breezes during the afternoons. However, as is typical during the winter months, on some days the northwesterly breeze was stronger and persisted throughout the day. There were no prolonged outbreaks of the ‘levanter’,  the strong east wind, but on the 11th, and more especially, the 27th, a brisk easterly blew for a while and these were the only 2 days when gusts exceeded 20 knots (23 mph). On the 11th a gust of 23 knots (26 mph) was recorded with 28 knots (32 mph) measured on the 27th.
There was some patchy fog early on the morning of the 3rd.

Statistics for December 2015

Reporting Station Highest Temp Lowest Temp Rain Total (mm) Wettest Rain days
Malaga Airport 24.1 6.4 0.8 0.8 1
Granada Airport 23.5 -1.7 0.6 0.6 1
Almeria 22.3 7.1 0 0 0
Seville 23.0 4.5 14 8 3
Cordoba 23.5 1.7 16 11 2
Jerez de la Frontera 24.6 3.4 18 9 4
Murcia 24.1 5.4 6 6 2

Climatology for December

Reporting Station Extreme High Temp Extreme Low Temp Average Rain (mm) Extreme Wettest day (mm) Average Rain days
Malaga Airport 24.6 -0.8 88 133 6
Granada Airport 24.5 -9.2 53 42 7
Almeria 29.2 2.0 23 48 3
Seville 24.5 -4.8 95 81 8
Cordoba 23.5* -7.8 85 120 6
Jerez de la Frontera 26.8 -5.4 89 101 8
Murcia 25.8 -6.0 21 43 4