Average Weather in October in Benalmádena Spain
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 75°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 80°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 61°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 66°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Benalmádena typically range from 69°F to 83°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 45°F to 59°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. 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 October
The month of October in Benalmádena experiences increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 37% to 45%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45% on October 30.
The clearest day of the month is October 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on October 30, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on July 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 94%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October
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 Benalmádena, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 20%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 22% on December 9, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 26.
Probability of Precipitation in October
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Benalmádena is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October
Over the course of October in Benalmádena, 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, 6 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 2 minutes, 13 seconds, and weekly decrease of 15 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 10 hours, 42 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 48 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October
The latest sunrise of the month in Benalmádena is 8:39 AM on October 30 and the earliest sunrise is 59 minutes earlier at 7:40 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 8:01 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 1 hour, 39 minutes earlier at 6:22 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time (DST) ends at 2:00 AM on October 31, 2021, shifting sunrise and sunset to be an hour earlier.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 7:00 AM and sets 14 hours, 40 minutes later, at 9:40 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 6:06 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in October
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2021. 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 October
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Benalmádena is rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 17% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 17, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 52% of the time, while on November 21, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Benalmádena is increasing during October, increasing from 8.2 miles per hour to 9.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on February 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.0 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October
The hourly average wind direction in Benalmádena throughout October is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 44% on October 17.
Wind Direction in October
Benalmádena 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 Benalmádena is decreasing during October, falling by 4°F, from 69°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in October
Temperatures in Benalmádena 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 October
The average accumulated growing degree days in Benalmádena are increasing during October, increasing by 443°F, from 3,924°F to 4,367°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Benalmádena is decreasing during October, falling by 1.4 kWh, from 4.9 kWh to 3.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Benalmádena are 36.596 deg latitude, -4.573 deg longitude, and 787 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Benalmádena contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,087 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 968 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (3,740 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,801 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Benalmádena is covered by shrubs (36%), artificial surfaces (30%), and trees (25%), within 10 miles by water (41%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by water (48%) and cropland (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Benalmádena, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Benalmádena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Benalmádena 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 Benalmádena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Benalmádena and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Málaga Airport (76%, 11 kilometers, northeast); Gibraltar International Airport (11%, 85 kilometers, southwest); Morón Air Base (8%, 113 kilometers, northwest); and Cherif Al Idrissi Airport (4.2%, 171 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .