As a consequence of Mijas’ proximity to the warm Mediterranean Sea, there is hardly ever any frost during our very mild winters and rarely extreme heat in the dry summers.
The temperatures settle on an average of 18°C throughout the year. With less than 600 mm of rainfall, which mainly occurs between November and March, Mijas prides itself with 2920 hours and approximately 320 days of sunshine a year.
The Sierra Blanca mountain range protects Mijas from the worst weather and the extreme elements.
Spring: brings with it nice balmy temperatures with mild breezes, but the sea takes time to catch up.
Summer: the hottest months are June, July and August with temperatures around 30°C, 11 hours of sunshine and 15 hours of daylight every day and a maximum of 3 days with rain per month. August is the hottest month and it can get up to 40°C. Cooling breezes make the heat more bearable. The sea temperature settles around 23°C.
Autumn: is normally very mild with some beautiful hot days. The sea remains warm and you can still swim well into October. We get the occasional heavy down pour of rain which is good for the golf courses and generally doesn’t last too long. Storms when they occur are impressive.
Autumn/Winter: the coolest months are November to March with temperatures around 13°C and an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day. We normally average about 12 days with some rainfall, with a monthly maximum of 90 mm of precipitation. The sea temperature levels at about 14°C.