The weather conditions on the Costa del Sol are very pleasant. The annual average temperature is at 19 degrees Celsius (66.2 degrees Fahrenheit) with more than 300 sunny days a year.
There are hundreds of beaches, among which you can find the one that suits you. The average water temperature is at 18 ºC (64.4 ºF), though it reaches 25 ºC (77 ºF) in summer, above all at the end of July and at the beginning of August. During this week you can enjoy the warm sea, while the rest of the year it is a bit colder, which can also be positive as you can take a refreshing dip in August, when temperatures can easily reach 45 ºC (113 ºF).
The Alboran Sea, a border between Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, is in the far west of the Mediterranean. It is surrounded by the Baetic System in the north and the Rif, Moroccan mountain range, in the south. This sea surface currents move east, dragging the water from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea, while the underwater currents flow westwards and take salty and warm Mediterranean water into the Atlantic Ocean. The east wind, called Levante, also influences the weather as it blows west.