We’ve been saying it for years but now it’s official – the Costa del Sol is the sunniest place in Spain!
A report from the National Meteorological Agency has placed the country’s southern Mediterranean coast at the top of its ranking for the sunniest parts of the country. The Costa del Sol is blessed with a massive average of 320 days, or 2,905 hours, of sun per year. This is a whole 100 hours more than its nearest rival, the Canary Islands. There you could only enjoy a paltry 2,822 hours!
For the sun-worshippers amongst you the report suggests you take your towel and sun cream to Málaga. The city is the sunniest in the country with an average of 3,000 hours of sun per year. Málaga was named as having the “best climate” in Spain thanks to its mild winters and cool winds blowing in from the sea during the summer months.
“Malaga has a climate that is very mild in winter, with very mild minimum temperatures and moderate summers due to the influence of the sea,” stated the report.
“The average annual temperature in the city is 18.5 C rising to an average maximum of 25.4 C in August. Rainfall is also low, with an annual average of 469.2 mm. With almost 3,000 hours of annual sunshine, we can say that Malaga is one of the best cities in Spain to live.”
Following Málaga as the sunniest cities in Spain were Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Huelva and Vigo.