Mijas is in the region of the Costa del Sol ( the South coast ) an area of Spain that has possibly the best weather in Europe with over 300 days of blue skies a year. The mountains behind the coast hold back bad weather and yet cause a gentle breeze in Summer. So an outdoor life is available all year round. Living in Mijas over winter finds the day time temperatures being about 15 degrees average with some weeks reaching 20 degrees. Spring and autumn one could expect 25 and in the summer in the 30’s.
Spring in Mijas is a time for warm temperatures without the blistering heat that the summer may see. The average temperature in March is a warm 14°C with May seeing the average jump up to a rather pleasant 19°C. Spring can see a few showers in the area, but these can actually be a refreshing change to the sunshine.
Summer is the time when most holidaymakers pay a visit to the Mijas area; the temperatures start at 22°C in June, rise to 26°C in July and are in excess of 30°C in August. There are usually around 11 hours of sunshine every day during the summer months and during the evening hours the temperature drops just enough to enjoy an al fresco dinner!
Autumn months in Mijas might just be your favourite time of the year. Whilst some areas of Europe and the UK may be seeing a sharp decline in temperature, in Mijas the weather is slightly kinder. In fact, the average for the autumn months is 23°C in September, a slight drop to 19°C by October and 15°C by November.
Winter weather in Mijas Spain in the winter can be much kinder to its residents. January is the coldest month of the year in the area with the temperature dropping to a still bearable 12°C with the temperatures in December and February rising to 13°C.