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Weather in Mallorca

Weather in Mallorca

Weather in Mallorca

Mallorca is located in the western Mediterranean in the subtropical climatic zone.  Warm, dry summers and mild, short winters are the norm here.

sun and beach in Mallorca

Mallorca weather: 300 sunny days a year
With an average of 300 sunny days a year, the sun always seems to be shining on Mallorca. The fact that there are regional variations in the amount of sunshine on the island is due to the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which occupies the entire northwest coast of the island like a natural barrier. At the top of the 1,445 m high mountains, clouds hang providing a lot more rain on the north and west flank of the mountains. No wonder the "Valley of Gold" at Sóller is so green and in bloom, while on the flat southern coast of Mallorca the summers are dusty and dry. In winter it can even snow in the high altitudes of the Tramuntana Mountains. However, the snow does not stay permanently beyond the 1000-metre mark.

What to do in bad weather in Mallorca?
Mallorca is a sun-drenched holiday paradise, but now and then rainy days make for a day off from the beach. This is no reason to spend the day in the hotel room or in the house, because the island offers a varied entertainment program even in bad weather. Many holidaymakers' favourites include the five accessible stalactite caves. The best-known are the Cuevas del Drach dragon caves near Porto Cristo and the Cuevas de Artà on the northeast coast. The stalagmites and stalactites are effectively staged with light effects. At the end of the tour, visitors to the Dragon's Cave can expect an atmospheric concert on the banks of the underground Lake Martello.

Mallorca’s capital, Palma will never leave you short of things to do or explore. You can easily spend a whole day in Palma Aquarium and marvel at the exotic sea creatures in 55 pools. Also, Es Baluard (the Museum of Contemporary Art) is a fine destination on a rainy day. Art lovers can also visit the CCA Centro Cultural in Andratx, where Mallorcan and Spanish artists show their works.

Many tourists use changeable weather as an excuse to take a shopping trip and a sightseeing tour in Palma de Mallorca. La Seu Cathedral is the landmark of the island's capital and a monumental 13th-century monument. Stay dry in the market halls of Palma - the Mercat de l'Olivar and the Mercat Municipal de Santa Catalina contain countless stalls to make exciting discoveries. If possible, motorists should not park the car near ditches or near a car park near the water. In severe weather,  minor flooding can occur.

almond tree Mallorca

Spring begins in the middle of winter
When winter starts to bite in northern Europe at the end of January and freezing cold temperatures bring the country to a standstill, spring is already starting in Mallorca. Often, a mild, windless weather period will set in in December, lasting until January. It is locally known as "Calmes" and brings the almond trees to bloom at the end of January. Since the temperature in the Mallorcan lowlands practically never falls below freezing even in winter, the conditions for spring to start early are optimal. The mild daytime temperatures averaging 12-15 °C make this a very popular destination for the cycling professionals at this time of year. At the end of January, the international racing bike elite meets on the island to celebrate the season opener with the Tour de Mallorca. In March, the temperatures in Mallorca can already be hitting the 20-degree mark and by May, summer has officially arrived in Mallorca with daily highs between 22 and 26 °C.

Hot and dry summers
In an exceptionally bad year, the summer can start in June. There is little rainfall until the end of August and it gets very hot. On the coasts, the daily temperature between June and August regularly climbs to between 30 and 33 °C. Inland, temperatures can rise to 40 °C. Under these conditions, a dip in the sea, in the hotel pool or in your own private pool can be the most delightful thing on earth. The water temperatures in the Mediterranean are rising continuously and peak at about 25 °C in August. These are the optimal conditions for finding a nice quiet bay to snorkel in or to dive on the offshore island of Sa Dragonera. At the end of August short, but heavy thunderstorms with heavy rains are possible.

Warm autumns in Mallorca
From September, the weather in Mallorca will be changeable. Rainfall, known locally as "cold drops", can be the start of some mildy changeable weather. The Mallorcan temperatures are no longer a sultry 30 °C, but start to fall to around 20- 22 °C by October. The sea cools slowly - much more slowly than the air. Even in mid-October, the water temperature in sheltered bays is still 21-23 °C. If the sun shines, there is nothing standing in the way of a dip in the turquoise blue water. Statistically, October is the wettest month of the year. In the island's capital, Palma de Mallorca, you should work on 6 rainy days in October, while Port d'Sóller in the northwest of the island may get nine days.

Below is a brief overview of the weather and Mallorca temperatures during the main travel season:

How is the weather in Mallorca in April?
In April, the chances of rain drop noticeably and will occur on no more than 5 days on average. The temperatures in Mallorca climb to 20 °C during the day and are around 10 °C at night.

How is the weather in Mallorca in May?
The sun pushes the temperatures to a mild 23 °C during the day. The merry month of May is perfect for cycling and hiking in the Tramuntana. On average there will be no more than five days with any rainfall.

How is the weather in Mallorca in June?
In June, the season starts in Mallorca. The sun shines except for a few rainy days and the sky is almost permanently azure sky and it is usually a very pleasant average of 27 °C. The water temperature of the Mediterranean is already up to 20 °C in June.

How is the weather in Mallorca in July?
Daytime temperatures rise beyond the 30-degree mark and on average only one rainy day makes July a perfect holiday month. If you want to cool off the sea is perfect for a dip at 25 °C. At night, the thermometer does not fall below the 20 °C mark.

storm Mallorca

How is the weather in Mallorca in August?
It gets hot and humid in August in Mallorca. Temperatures climb during the day to more than 30 °C and fall at night to an average of 21 °C. With water temperatures of up to 27 °C, a swim in the Mediterranean will not really cool you down. Due to the high humidity, thunderstorms can happen.

How is the weather in Mallorca in September?
In September, the summer heat gives way to more pleasant temperatures, which settle at values of 26 - 28 °C. The first storms announce the approaching autumn towards the end of the month. The water temperatures on the island are still around 25 °C.

How is the weather in Mallorca in October?
Although October is one of the wettest months in Mallorca with an average of seven rainy days, the daily highs of around 23 °C allow many outdoor activities. At night, it cools noticeably and the temperatures are at a fresh 14 °C.

How is the weather in Mallorca in November?
Cool and rainy, this is the start of Mallorca’s short winter. Daytime temperatures are about 18 °C and cool 10 °C at night meaning that you need warmer clothes when out of the sun. Rainfalls can happen on up to eight days and refreshing but gusty winds are not unheard of.