It wasn't just the thousands due to take part in the religious processions that have been watching the skies ahead of next week. Bosses in the tourism sector were hoping for a dry start to the peak season this year with high occupancies expected in hotels and apartments and busy restaurant terraces.
The association of Costa hotleiers, Aehcos, said this week that its members were expectinig an average occupancy of 80 per cent in the coming week, with a peak next weekend.
The first detailed weather forecast for the Semana Santa week issued on Thursday by Aemet, the Spanish met office, brought good news, at least for the first half of next week.
From today (Friday 12th) to Palm Sunday (Sunday 14th), settled weather and rising termperatures were forecast, reaching 25 degrees on the coast with a light westerly wind.
From Monday to Wednesday of next week's Semana Santa, partly cloudy skies are expected with the possibility of a light shower in inland Malaga province but not on the Costa.
Temperatures should also rise inland on Maundy Thursday.
From Good Friday, a lot more instability is expected with a front crossing the country.