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The climate of Mijas

Due to the proximity of the Mediterranean Sea, the climate of Mijas is excellent. The average yearly temperature is between 18 and 19º with more than 2900 hours of sunshine and less than 600 liters of precipitations per year.

The surrounding mountains with an altitude of up to 1.000 metres protect Mijas from the cold northern winds in the winter months. In the Sierra de Mijas the temperature can drop below 5º in winter and the precipitation increases, especially on the north face of the mountains. The major part of the rainfall takes places during the winter months.

the climate of Mijas

During the summer months the temperature during day time varies between 25 – 35º during daytime and rarely drops below 20 degrees during the night. During the months of July and August the temperature can reach 40 degrees celsius and sometimes even more.

In the summer months it is recommended to take precautions against a sun burn and to stay out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day (normally between 13:00 and 17:00 hrs.)

While the summer months are the busiest in the tourist industry in Mijas, spring and autumn are the perfect period for a holiday in Mijas. Spring is ideal for people who love nature or an active holiday (hiking, walking, sightseeing), because everything is green and flowers are everywhere. If you enjoy discovering typical Andalusian villages inland like Alhaurin, Coin, Monda etc. you should come and visit Mijas in spring.

For sun and beach lovers late summer and early autumn are the perfect periods as the weather is warm, but not too hot. The water of the Mediterranean remains warm and swimming is a pleasure well into the month of October and sometimes even in November.

source: Wunderground.com

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