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Madrid vs Malaga, Costa del Sol Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Madrid, Spain and Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain is approximately 429 km or 267 mi.
  • To reach Madrid in this distance one would set out from Malaga, Costa del Sol bearing 10.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Madrid bearing 11.2° or N .
  • Madrid has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk) whereas Malaga, Costa del Sol has a Mediterranean hot climate (Csa).
  • Both are in or near the warm temperate thorn steppe biome.
  • The average temperature is 4 °C (7.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.7 °C (10.3°F) more in Madrid. The continentality subtype is semicontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 169.8 mm (6.7 in) less which is equivalent to 169.8 l/m² (4.17 US gal/ft²) or 1,698,000 l/ha (181,527 US gal/ac) less. About 5/7 as much.
  • There are 2 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Madrid. In whichever way circa 0h 00' less per day or about 1 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 3.8° lower in Madrid than in Malaga, Costa del Sol.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.2°C (9.3°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Madrid relative to Malaga, Costa del Sol. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Malaga, Costa del Sol vs Madrid.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) 0 (0) 1 (+2) 4 (+7) 1 (+2) -1 (-2) -4 (-7) -6 (-11) -6 (-11) -2 (-4)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -7 (-12) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -4 (-7) -3 (-6) -2 (-3) -1 (-1) -2 (-3) -3 (-5) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -7 (-12) -4 (-7)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -8 (-14) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -8 (-14) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -41 (-2) -30 (-1) -29 (-1) +5 (+0) +15 (+1) +13 (+1) +7 (+0) +4 (+0) +13 (+1) -17 (-1) -56 (-2) -54 (-2) -170 (-7)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) 0 ( 0) +3 (+10) +3 (+10) +5 (+16) +5 (+17) +2 (+6) +2 (+6) +4 (+13) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +2 (+6)   +32 (+9)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -0h 54' +0h 02' +0h 46' +0h 42' -0h 15' -0h 20' +1h 03' +0h 50' +0h 28' -0h 09' -1h 14' -1h 03'   -0h 00'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 19' -0h 12' -0h 02' +0h 08' +0h 17' +0h 22' +0h 20' +0h 12' +0h 01' -0h 08' -0h 17' -0h 22'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -3.7 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -3.7 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -3.8 -3.7 -3.8 -3.8   -3.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +7 +0 -3 -6 -6 -9 -20 -19 -9 +1 +6 +9   -4.1
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -5.1 (-9) -5.6 (-10) -5.1 (-9) -5.3 (-10) -4.6 (-8) -4 (-7) -6.4 (-12) -7 (-13) -5 (-9) -4.1 (-7) -4.8 (-9) -4.8 (-9) -5.2 (-9)

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