The weather in El Chorro is typical of much of Andalucia – during the summer months the town gets very hot (up to 40 degrees celcius). Spring and Autumn are generally hot, and Winter is slightly colder than the protected Costa del Sol and Malaga region.
Although the area has a typically Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and mild winters, rainfall in Andalucía can increase dramatically from summer to winter. There have been a few episodes of flash floods in recent times, and the area has been put on storm alert in the past. If you are lucky enough to catch a storm during your stay, be prepared for an impressive show.
Care should be taken, particularly in July and August, to stay cool and protect yourself from over-heating and skin from burning. Most local people stay indoors during the hottest part of the day and come out to work and play in the cooler evening hours.