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September Weather in Málaga Spain

Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 85°F to 79°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 93°F.

Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 69°F to 63°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 74°F.

For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Málaga typically range from 70°F to 88°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 61°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in September in Málaga

Average High and Low Temperature in September in MálagaSep11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303050°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°FAugOctSep 185°FSep 185°F69°F69°FSep 3079°FSep 3079°F63°F63°FSep 1183°FSep 1183°F67°F67°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in September in Málaga

Average Hourly Temperature in September in MálagaSep11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAugOctNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarmwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Jaguarão, Brazil (5,742 miles away) and Perth, Australia (9,079 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Málaga (view comparison).

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The month of September in Málaga experiences rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 22% to 37%.

The clearest day of the month is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 78% of the time.

For reference, on October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.

Cloud Cover Categories in September in Málaga

Cloud Cover Categories in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AugOctSep 178%Sep 178%Sep 3063%Sep 3063%Sep 1172%Sep 1172%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Málaga, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3% and ending it at 12%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on November 17, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 29.

Probability of Precipitation in September in Málaga

Probability of Precipitation in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%22%22%AugOctSep 13%Sep 13%Sep 3012%Sep 3012%Sep 115%Sep 115%Sep 218%Sep 218%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during September in Málaga is increasing, starting the month at 0.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.9 inches, and ending the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in September in Málaga

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of September in Málaga, the length of the day is rapidly decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 1 hour, 7 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 18 seconds, and weekly decrease of 16 minutes, 6 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 11 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September in Málaga

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrAugOctSep 2312 hr, 9 minSep 2312 hr, 9 minnightnightdaydaySep 112 hr, 58 minSep 112 hr, 58 minNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise of the month in Málaga is 7:48 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 8:11 AM on September 30.

The latest sunset is 8:46 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 43 minutes earlier at 8:02 PM on September 30.

Daylight saving time is observed in Málaga during 2022, but it neither starts nor ends during September, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:59 AM and sets 14 hours, 41 minutes later, at 9:39 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:26 AM and sets 9 hours, 39 minutes later, at 6:05 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in September in Málaga

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930302 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AM2 AMAugOct7:48 AM7:48 AMSep 18:46 PMSep 18:46 PM8:11 AM8:11 AMSep 308:02 PMSep 308:02 PM8:00 AM8:00 AMSep 168:23 PMSep 168:23 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of September. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in September in Málaga

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in September in MálagaSep11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMAugOct001010202030304040505060001010202030304040505060NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of September 2022. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for September 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in September in Málaga

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in September in MálagaSep11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303012 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAugOctAug 123:36 AMAug 123:36 AMAug 2710:18 AMAug 2710:18 AMSep 1012:00 PMSep 1012:00 PMSep 2511:55 PMSep 2511:55 PMOct 910:56 PMOct 910:56 PMOct 2512:49 PMOct 2512:49 PM9:21 PM9:21 PM7:39 AM7:39 AM7:35 AM7:35 AM9:23 PM9:23 PM8:28 PM8:28 PM7:42 AM7:42 AM7:27 AM7:27 AM8:16 PM8:16 PM7:52 PM7:52 PM8:47 AM8:47 AM8:25 AM8:25 AM7:37 PM7:37 PMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Sep 2022IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
28%12:49 PMESE11:35 PMWSW-6:12 PMS235,791 mi
2
39%1:57 PMESE--7:04 PMS233,523 mi
3
50%-12:10 AMWSW3:08 PMESE8:00 PMS231,349 mi
4
62%-12:53 AMWSW4:18 PMESE9:02 PMS229,387 mi
5
73%-1:46 AMSW5:24 PMSE10:07 PMS227,801 mi
6
83%-2:49 AMSW6:23 PMESE11:12 PMS226,779 mi
7
88%-4:00 AMWSW7:13 PMESE--
8
92%-5:15 AMWSW7:54 PMESE12:14 AMS226,496 mi
9
97%-6:30 AMWSW8:28 PMESE1:12 AMS227,072 mi
10
100%-7:42 AMWSW8:58 PME2:05 AMS228,542 mi
11
100%-8:52 AMW9:26 PME2:54 AMS230,833 mi
12
97%-10:00 AMW9:52 PME3:41 AMS233,779 mi
13
91%-11:05 AMWNW10:20 PMENE4:26 AMS237,136 mi
14
84%-12:10 PMWNW10:49 PMENE5:12 AMS240,622 mi
15
76%-1:14 PMWNW11:21 PMENE5:58 AMS243,949 mi
16
66%-2:16 PMWNW11:58 PMENE6:45 AMS246,860 mi
17
50%-3:16 PMWNW-7:35 AMS249,146 mi
18
47%12:41 AMNE4:11 PMNW-8:25 AMS250,664 mi
19
37%1:30 AMNE5:01 PMNW-9:16 AMS251,342 mi
20
28%2:23 AMNE5:45 PMWNW-10:06 AMS251,182 mi
21
19%3:22 AMENE6:23 PMWNW-10:55 AMS250,254 mi
22
12%4:22 AMENE6:56 PMWNW-11:42 AMS248,685 mi
23
6%5:23 AMENE7:25 PMWNW-12:27 PMS246,637 mi
24
2%6:25 AMENE7:51 PMW-1:11 PMS244,294 mi
25
0%7:27 AME8:16 PMW-1:54 PMS241,835 mi
26
0%8:30 AME8:41 PMW-2:37 PMS239,422 mi
27
3%9:34 AME9:08 PMWSW-3:22 PMS237,178 mi
28
8%10:40 AMESE9:37 PMWSW-4:09 PMS235,185 mi
29
15%11:49 AMESE10:11 PMWSW-5:00 PMS233,483 mi
30
25%1:00 PMESE10:51 PMWSW-5:55 PMS232,078 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Málaga is very rapidly decreasing during September, falling from 43% to 16% over the course of the month.

For reference, on August 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 47% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in September in Málaga

Humidity Comfort Levels in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%AugOctSep 143%Sep 143%Sep 3016%Sep 3016%Sep 1134%Sep 1134%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Málaga is essentially constant during September, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.3 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on February 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.2 miles per hour, while on August 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in September in Málaga

Average Wind Speed in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mphAugOctSep 17.1 mphSep 17.1 mphSep 307.5 mphSep 307.5 mphSep 167.3 mphSep 167.3 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Málaga throughout September is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 38% on September 17.

Wind Direction in September in Málaga

Wind Direction in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%AugOctNowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Málaga is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Málaga is gradually decreasing during September, falling by 3°F, from 73°F to 69°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in September in Málaga

Average Water Temperature in September in MálagaSep11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303062°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°FAugOctSep 173°FSep 173°FSep 3069°FSep 3069°FSep 1172°FSep 1172°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Málaga are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September in Málaga

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in September in Málagagrowing seasonSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AugOct100%Sep 16100%Sep 16NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhotcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Málaga are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 688°F, from 3,856°F to 4,543°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in September in Málaga

Growing Degree Days in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303,600°F3,600°F3,800°F3,800°F4,000°F4,000°F4,200°F4,200°F4,400°F4,400°F4,600°F4,600°F4,800°F4,800°FAugOctSep 13,856°FSep 13,856°FSep 304,543°FSep 304,543°FSep 114,111°FSep 114,111°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of September, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Málaga is rapidly decreasing during September, falling by 1.6 kWh, from 6.5 kWh to 5.0 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September in Málaga

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September in MálagaSep1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhAugOctSep 16.5 kWhSep 16.5 kWhSep 305.0 kWhSep 305.0 kWhSep 165.7 kWhSep 165.7 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Málaga are 36.720 deg latitude, -4.420 deg longitude, and 72 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Málaga contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 653 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 105 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,369 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,801 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Málaga is covered by artificial surfaces (55%) and water (22%), within 10 miles by water (31%) and cropland (31%), and within 50 miles by water (42%) and cropland (34%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Málaga, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Málaga.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Málaga according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Málaga is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Málaga and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Málaga and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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