The climate on Mallorca
Temperatures and climate on Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest of the 4 Balearic islands; the others being Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Together they form the easternmost autonomous region of Spain. Palma is Mallorca’s capital and its climate is classified generally as sub-tropical-Mediterranean with an average temperature of 18.2º C.
Despite Mallorca being an island, its location is what makes its weather similar to the Peninsula’s: summers are warm and dry with an average temperature of 29º C, with August being the hottest month. Its winter is more humid and cooler with an average temperature of 15º C, January being the coldest month. These temperatures vary drastically in the Tramuntana mountains that are more than one thousand meters above sea level.
What’s interesting about Mallorca is that despite summer and winter temperatures being those usual for its latitude, the sea distinctively regulates its water temperature between 26ºC in August and no lower than 14º C in winter, making it perfect to enjoy the water almost all year-round.
When it the best time to visit Mallorca?
The best time of the year to visit the island is in spring and summer to enjoy the almost 2,700 hours of yearly sunshine and good weather. Despite pleasant temperatures, the remaining months can see rain almost daily, especially from September through November, which experience almost 40% precipitation.
Average temperature on Mallorca
Average temperatures in Palma de Mallorca over a 24 hour period
- January: 11.9ºC
- February: 11.9ºC
- March: 13.4ºC
- April: 15.5ºC
- May: 18.8ºC
- June: 22.7ºC
- July: 25.7ºC
- August: 26.2ºC
- September: 23.5ºC
- October: 20.2ºC
- November: 15.8ºC
- December: 13.1ºC
Maximum temperatures on Mallorca
Summer temperatures can reach up to 35ºC in Mallorca, except in the high mountains, specifically in August with a relative humidity of up to 70%.
The lowest temperatures on Mallorca
The lowest temperature recorded in Palma in winter can drop to 5ºC in January, and in certain areas the temperature can drop to -2ºC on some days and even considerably lower in mountain regions.