Best Time to Visit Marbella

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Marbella. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Marbella. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Marbella for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 6 °C to 30 °C
Waves Symbol 16 °C to 24 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.084.53 in (0 – 8 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Marbella is a large city on Spain’s Costa del Sol and also enjoys great popularity as a holiday destination due to its fantastic climate. Marbella has about 150,000 permanent inhabitants, of whom about 30% come from abroad (mainly Great Britain).

The city belongs to the autonomous region of Andalusia, one of the sunniest regions in Europe. Marbella has a very worth seeing old town, the beautifully designed promenade Paseo Maritimo as well as sophisticated marinas like the marina of Puerto Banus.

Marbella is generally reached via Malaga airport, which is about 28 miles away and about 35 minutes away via the A-7 toll motorway. Numerous airlines, including Lufthansa, fly directly to Malaga.

Those who do not need a rental car after landing and do not book a package tour with transfer can also reach Marbella from Aeroporto de Málaga inexpensively and comfortably by public bus.

Popular destinations near Marbella are the historic village of Ronda (with the impressive Punte Nuevo bridge over the gorge), the British territory of Gibraltar with its monkey rock and the cities of Seville and Grenada, around three hours away by car.

Climate in Marbella (Costa del Sol)

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The Costa del Sol of Andalusia is a sun-drenched region with little rainfall and subtropical Mediterranean climate. This also applies to Marbella, which offers an ideal mixture of dry sunny summer months and pleasantly mild winter months.

Marbella has an average of more than 315 sunny days a year and thus truly lives up to the name of the “sunny coast”. Already in March the thermometer often scratches at 20 °C during the day, from May the long summer is rung in and even in October usually still pleasant bathing weather prevails.

The water temperatures usually reach 20 °C at the beginning of June and peak between July and October. Most rainfall occurs between November and February, but even the wettest months rarely have more than five rainy days with occasional showers.

The summer on Marbella lures with hot temperatures and up to 12 hours of sunshine per day, there is almost never rain at this travel time. In the evening the values go down to a pleasant 18 °C to 20 °C, so that it is also wonderful to sit outside.

Best Time to Visit Marbella: Overview

JanuaryJan
Mild Winter
about 15° by day
FebruaryFeb
Mild Winter
about 17° by day
MarchMar
Spring in Marbella
Sunny and blooming nature
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NovemberNov
up to 21 °C by day, occasionally rain
DecemberDec
Mild Winter
about 16° by day

Climate Chart Marbella

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Marbella

In the following, you will find the climate table for Marbella, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°17°19°22°24°27°30°30°27°23°19°16°
Night Temperature10°12°14°18°20°20°18°15°11°
Water Temperature16°16°17°18°18°20°23°24°23°22°18°17°
Precipitation (inch)3.272.952.321.570.910.510.080.20.592.174.533.86
Rainy days655432002486
Hours of Sunshine6778101112129876
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 17.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (24.9 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 24 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all except January, February, and March

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 22.95 inch on 45 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.7 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities



More information about the best things to do: Andalusia

More attractions

Marbella: Stand-Up Paddle Board at Sunset | Puerto Banus, Marbella Bike Tour: Port, Parks & Shopping | Costa del Sol: Amazing Jet Boat Ride | Marbella Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour | Marbella: Kayak Tour | Marbella: 2-Hour Catamaran Cruise | Marbella Old Town Tour & Boattrip to Puerto Banús |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Marbella
clear sky     clear sky, 25.3 °C
Clouds: 2 %       Wind: 7 mph OSO
Air Pressure: 1017 hPa       Humidity: 38 %
Last updated: 29th Sep 2020, 02:05 pm
The next days …
30th Sep 20201st Oct 20202nd Oct 20203rd Oct 20204th Oct 20205th Oct 2020
overcast clouds21 °C to 24 °Cscattered clouds21 °C to 29 °Clight rain19 °C to 22 °Csky is clear14 °C to 22 °Csky is clear15 °C to 24 °Csky is clear16 °C to 25 °C
21 °C to 24 °C21 °C to 29 °C19 °C to 22 °C14 °C to 22 °C15 °C to 24 °C16 °C to 25 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 31 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 4 %Clouds: 4 %
No PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.06 in of rainNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation
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Andalusia: Regions

Marbella is part of the holiday destination Andalusia. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Marbella: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 2 reviews for Marbella holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Martina, 55 years old was there in May

    One week from the end of May to Whitsun we had plenty of sun and very pleasant temperatures. It has not rained once during the whole trip. We enjoyed the time in Marbella (low season) very much

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Alex, 31 years old was there in October

    Unbelievable: Escaped the grey weather in Germany at the end of October and landed in the middle of Andalusian late summer. We had five days of non-stop sunshine, hardly a cloud in the sky and during the day between 24 and 28 degrees. Even bathing was possible without problems, even if the water was already a little fresh.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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