The best times to visit Marbella for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 17th

or

October 1st to November 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Marbella

Temperature

Average temperatures in Marbella vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some extreme weeks in summer and winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Marbella, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.

Marbella Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Marbella Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Marbella Perceived Temperature (F)

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Marbella Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Marbella Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 63.4 54 46
Feb 64 55.2 47.1
Mar 67.5 57.9 49.4
Apr 71.6 62.1 53.6
May 77.6 67.6 58.3
Jun 83.6 73.8 64.9
Jul 89 78.7 69.9
Aug 89.6 80 71.9
Sep 83.7 74.6 67
Oct 77.3 68 60.2
Nov 68.9 59.4 51.9
Dec 64.3 55.3 47.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 17.4 12.2 7.8
Feb 17.8 12.9 8.4
Mar 19.7 14.4 9.7
Apr 22 16.7 12
May 25.3 19.8 14.6
Jun 28.7 23.2 18.3
Jul 31.7 25.9 21.1
Aug 32 26.7 22.2
Sep 28.7 23.7 19.4
Oct 25.2 20 15.7
Nov 20.5 15.2 11.1
Dec 17.9 12.9 8.7

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Marbella are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Marbella? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Marbella.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Marbella (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 2
Feb 15% 0 2.6
Mar 14% 0 2.3
Apr 12% 0 1.9
May 5% 0 0.5
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 9% 0 1.7
Oct 10% 0 2
Nov 16% 0 3.9
Dec 12% 0 3.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 5.1
Feb 15 0 6.6
Mar 14 0 5.8
Apr 12 0 4.8
May 5 0 1.3
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 9 0 4.3
Oct 10 0 5.1
Nov 16 0 9.9
Dec 12 0 9.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Marbella has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is June (47.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.9%).

Wind in Marbella is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January where average top sustained speeds reach 16.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Marbella.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

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All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.9 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Mar 7.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
May 6.6 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Jul 6.6 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 6.2 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Nov 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.7 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.7%
Feb 58.5%
Mar 57.3%
Apr 56.1%
May 49.4%
Jun 47.3%
Jul 49.6%
Aug 53.1%
Sep 58%
Oct 64.3%
Nov 62.7%
Dec 64.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Marbella?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Marbella, Spain is July, followed by June and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Marbella in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 35.5 in November means 35.5% of the tourists vs. July.


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Overall Marbella Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.6°F (27.6°C) and 66.2°F (19°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Marbella, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 85.6°F (29.8°C) and 63.8°F (17.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Marbella to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 66.8°F (19.3°C) and 62.5°F (16.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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