January brings to Malaga cold temperatures from the next Wednesday 18th until Sunday; this cold could also bring snow to lower altitudes.
Don’t be afraid, news about cold wave coming to Malaga and low temperatures are more related to the night than day when temperatures are still mild.
Low temperatures this week
The lowest temperatures expected in Malaga are between 1ºC and 3ºC while the maximum temperatures are between 10ºC and 12ºC.
In towns like Antequera or Ronda temperatures at night can reach – 4ºC and snow can even reach those or other areas like Malaga Mountains.
Those low temperatures are too low and it is not the normal weather in the south, from Monday in advance temperatures are expected to be back to normal.
Snow in Malaga
The famous snow in Malaga the 3rd in February in 1954 is in the memory of many locals. One day when they woke up with snow covering the streets up to 1 meter deep.
This situation is very strange to happen and before 1954 the only notice about this happening again goes back to 1882. The temperature registered the famous snow day was between 0,5ºC and 5ºC.
Those who were young by that date have very funny memories of the day. A free school Wednesday by surprise when they could enjoy the day by throwing snow balls and a cinema afternoon without homework.
Snow reached other municipalities in Malaga like Marbella and Estepona.
Is it likely to snow in Malaga again?
It would be a very strange success that the snow weather from 1954 happens again. This week could it snow but from 300m above the sea level.
It does exist the possibility of snow over the Malaga Mountains during the next days.
In an exceptional situation there could be snowy roads connecting the interior villages with the coast. I recommend to pay attention to the weather forecast if you are driving this week.
It is going to snow in Malaga, although it is a very strange success to happen it did in the past. Logic makes us think that at some point the event will happen…but we don´t know when.
Don’t be afraid if coming for holiday in January or February to Malaga
I have inserted an image with the actual temperature at the airport. At 10:37 temperature is 14ºC, good enough for a walk without coat.
If you are looking for snow activities you can go to Sierra Nevada, very close to Malaga by car.