What’s the Weather like in Marbella in November?
If you’ve been asking yourself this question before booking your holiday, this article will answer all the questions you might have!
Best of all – unlike a generic weather forecast, it has lots of local insights and tips as it’s been written by a local expat living next to Marbella.
Are you ready to jump in?
Marbella in November: Worth the Trip?
Let’s get the main question out of the way! Is there still good enough weather in Marbella in November, and is it safe to book a holiday this month?
Short answer – YES!
While November brings about more rainy and cloudy days, with unpredictable weather changes, Marbella is still one of the warmest and sunniest places this time of year in Southern Europe.
Weather in Marbella in November at Glance
- temperatures: lows of 10C (50F) to highs of 18C (64F)
- rainy days: 7 – 10 days
- cloudy days: roughly half of the month
- sunshine hours: 6 hours per day
- sea temperature: 18C (64F)
Weather for Marbella in November: What to Expect?
November in Marbella is still enjoyable, but a quick shower might surprise you while you’re on holiday here. The weather in November gets a little more unpredictable compared to previous months.
Temperatures in Marbella in November
The temperatures in early mornings and late evenings are pretty low, so even though the weather forecast may say 18C during the day, you need to prepare to bundle up for the mornings and evenings.
The nights also get much colder this month, which you can feel right away when you wake up in an apartment without central heating (as is the case with most apartments).
If you’re out and about in November in Marbella, you will be pretty warm white sitting in the sun, but as soon as you move to the shade you can really feel a big drop in temperatures.
The average range of temperatures for this time of year is 10C to 18C, but some winters are warmer than others. On my birthday last year at the start of November, the temperatures climbed to 25C. In the previous year, it was the opposite with a really rainy and cloudy start to the month.
Rain in Marbella in November
It’s fairly unlikely you will encounter extended periods of rain while you’re visiting in November.
There are, however, some sudden changes to the weather which can appear within a day and usually involve a thunderstorm passing by. Even that is not anything that will ruin your holiday as the rain in here moves around really quickly and I don’t remember many days when it wouldn’t stop raining nonstop.
Sunshine in Marbella in November
November is still a nice and sunny day, but you will see more clouds than the previous month. You can count on less than half a month being very decent with full-on sunshine all day.
Cloudy Days in Marbella in November
A cloudy day may involve the sun hiding behind clouds for a few hours and clear blue skies in the afternoon.
Even if a cloudy day is in the forecast, usually it means a few scattered clouds that give you a break from the sun. It’s not the cloudy days you would experience back in the UK with a grey overcast sky all day.
Sea Temperatures in Marbella in November
If 19C qualifies as warm water for swimming, you’re in luck – you can still enjoy some water fun even in November! If that’s not your thing, a lot of hotels have heated indoor pools (some with even a view).
Weather for Marbella in November: What to Pack?
I would recommend taking some light autumn clothing for your trip to Marbella.
While the temperatures are still very pleasant, it’s almost too cold for a summer dress and you will need a warmer jacket or a thicker cardigan for the mornings and evenings. Quite often, as the winter approaches, it gets very windy by the sea so you will definitely appreciate some extra layers.
If you’re staying in a holiday apartment, I would recommend also packing some slippers as the floors in homes here are very cold and with no carpets. Locals normally wear shoes inside, but it can get pretty messy in the winter months.
Things to Do in Marbella in November
If you’re planning on spending November in Marbella, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy without having to worry about the weather. Here are just some of those:
- enjoy discovering the Old Town Marbella with far fewer crowds
- car spotting or luxury shopping in Puerto Banus
- enjoying a long walk along the coastal promenade from Marbella towards Puerto Banus
- a day trip to Malaga to explore the Picasso Museum or his birth home museum, the Alcazaba or Gibralfaro Castle
- plan a day trip to Ronda
- tasting the local tapas around Marbella while being able to still enjoy some outdoor dining this month
- visiting Bioparc in Fuengirola
- taking a stroll through Alameda park
Most Popular Experiences in Marbella
- Gibraltar Day Trip with Pick up from Marbella – see the Gibraltar monkeys in the nature reserve and enjoy free time for duty free shopping!
- Day Trip from Marbella to Morrocco – experience the African continent with an easy and affordable day trip directly from Marbella!
- Marbella: Tour of the Old Town with Tapas & Wine – a treat for all your senses, experience the culinary side of Marbella with a local guide.
- Marbella: Catamaran Tour with Dolphin Watching – see Marbella’s coastline on board of a modern catamaran, and if you’re lucky you will have dolphins for company!
- Day Trip from Marbella to Granada with Tour of Alhambra Palace – marvel at the beauty of ancient Alhambra, and enjoy free time to discover Granada.
- Full Day Trip to Cordoba with Mosque Entrance Tickets – enjoy a trip to the heart of Andalusia and admire one of the most famous churches in Spain, the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba.
- Day trip from Marbella to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas – one of the most beautiful towns of Andalusia is within your reach with this short and affordable day trip from Marbella.
Frequent Questions about Marbella Weather in November
What is the weather like in Marbella in November?
The weather in November is still very pleasant, with temperatures reaching around 18C to 20C on nice warm days. There are also lots of cloudy and colder days towards the end of the month, but Marbella is still one of the warmest places you can be in, this time of year.
What to wear in Marbella in November?
You will be fine with light autumn clothing, even a summer dress with a jacket or cardigan. The temperatures in Marbella in November may drop to 10C on the coldest days, and mornings and late evenings are pretty chilly too, so taking some warmer jackets and cardigans is a good idea.
Is Marbella busy in November?
November is a pretty quiet month in Marbella, with mostly tourists from Scandinavia who are staying on Costa del Sol all summer visiting for a day trip. You won’t encounter too many crowds and the city is much more peaceful compared to the summer.
How hot is Marbella in November?
The highest temperatures can climb up to 20C and you will feel pretty hot in the sun. Evenings and early mornings are still pretty cold.
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