Towards the end of August we usually start to look forward to some relief from the long hot summer.
The early autumn thunderstorms arrived on time this year to bring some relief for the parched ground. The normal pattern would be that these first autumn rains arrive anywhere from mid September to early October, after which the weather cools down a little.
This year has proved to be an exception, as by mid October, we still await a break in the weather and the glorious summer goes on.
Typically these warm sunny days will continue towards Christmas-time with a few rainy periods in between. The main difference between here and the UK, for example, is that we don’t end up with grey skies for weeks at a time.
The autumn and early winter sun can be surprisingly warm, but this year has proved warmer and drier than normal, with virtually unbroken sunshine and temperatures between 24-29C, which would make a beautiful midsummer day in northern Europe.
A by-product of this has been brilliant clear blue skies.
Certainly, along with May and June, the climate here during September and October can be the most pleasant of the year. Visitors from the north would still be wise to take similar precautions against the sun as in summer, but the nights are more comfortable to sleep with overnight temperatures in the range 17C to 19C compared with the low to middle twenties Celsius during July and August.
All in all, it’s a wonderful time of year to visit the area to the East of Málaga.
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