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
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
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 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
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
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
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
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, 5 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
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 8:03 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is observed in Málaga during 2023, 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 22, 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
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
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for September 2023. 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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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 .
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