Costa del Sol to enjoy an early spring this week with maximums of 25 degrees

Tourists sunbathing in January last year, before the pandemic. File photograph.
Tourists sunbathing in January last year, before the pandemic. File photograph. / ÑITO SALAS
  • A mass of warm air will push the thermometer up to eight degrees above normal temperatures until Saturday, when it will drop again

Malaga province will experience an early spring this week, with temperatures of up to 25 degrees being forecast along the coast, that is, around eight degrees higher than normal.

The predicted minimum temperatures will also be unusually high until Saturday, when they will fall again and normal values will return.

"The temperatures will be very high for this time of year, above 23 on Wednesday and up to 25 on Friday, but from this Monday they are already high," said José María Sánchez-Laulhé, director of the Aemet Meteorological Centre in Malaga.

This is due to the arrival of a very warm air mass, which will bring with it unusually high temperatures in the lower layers of the atmosphere.

The average maximum temperature for the time of year is 17 degrees but if the thermometer does reach 25, it will not be a record for the month, which was set at 26.8 degrees on 21 January 1981.

In the case of the minimum temperatures, the difference will be similar. The usual average is seven degrees but the mercury is not expected to drop belw 14 or 15 in the coming days.

On Saturday the next storm, Justine, is expected to make its appearance in the province which will lead to rain and lower temperatures.

According to the meteorologist, this will not be noticed so much in Malaga and on the Costa del Sol but more inland.