One of the trickiest things when planning vacation is to catch the good weather. Of course, when it comes to the weather, there is no certainty whatsoever. However, you can run a small research on the climate and avoid the worst. In this article, you can learn something about the weather in Mallorca month by month.
The Climate of Mallorca
Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands with a typical Mediterranean climate. There are mild winters with snow only on the tops of the mountains, and hot and dry summers with no rain. The average temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F), but you must take the altitude in consideration. You don’t need to be a meteorologist to realize it will probably be much windier and colder in the hills than on the beach.
For your comparison the annual temperature around 18 °C (64 °F) is same for Los Angeles or Cape Town.
Rainfalls, Snowfalls, and Other Falls
On the island of Mallorca, rainfalls usually span from fall to spring. The rain in summer is very rare, but on the other hand, so are the four-leaf clovers and you can still find them, if you’re lucky. The driest month is July with the average precipitation of 5 mm (0.2 in). If you’re a fan of the pouring rain and nostalgic atmosphere at the hotel, you should definitely visit Mallorca in October, when there is 58 mm (2.3 in) precipitation.
Snowfalls are also rare at sea level, but you can see them during the winter months in the Sierra de Tramontana mountains in the north. The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 11 °C (52 °F). The mountain range also protects the island from cold north winds, blowing from France during the winter. Nevertheless, Mallorca is quite a windy place throughout the whole year. Especially from October to April, we do not recommend creating a complicated hairstyle—it will be ruined.
Can I Bathe During the Whole Year in Mallorca?
In Mallorca, the sea is warm enough for swimming from June to September with 21–26°C (70°–79°F). The lowest sea temperatures are around 14 °C (57 °F) from January to March. That said, you can swim there at any time of the year, if you’re hardy enough (no pun intended).
Mallorca Weather in January
Mallorca weather in January is usually the coldest. The average temperature is 11 °C (52 °F) and it can get colder in the evening, so it’s a good idea to pack some jumpers or jackets as well. There is also much higher risk of rain during the winter months, so the raincoat will come in handy too. The sea temperature is around 15 °C (59 °F), so if you want to take a dip, brace yourself. There are 5.5 hours of sunshine in average and prepare to be at the hotel before the dinner, as the sun sets approximately at 5:30 PM.
Mallorca Weather in February
While the sea is at its coolest in February with 14 °C (57 °F), there is not much of a rain usually. As we said earlier, the temperature is pretty mild the whole year, so you can expect pleasant 15 °C (59 °F) during February in Mallorca. At night it can drop to 6 °C (43 °F), but we don’t think you would be having a drink outside, so you should be fine. Sun goes down around 6:30 PM.
Mallorca Weather in March
What’s the weather like in Mallorca in March? Well, long story short: the spring starts! Things are warming up; rainy days are moderate and by the end of the month, you can enjoy 12 hours of daylight due to daylight saving time. The average temperature is 17 °C (62 °F).
Mallorca Weather in April
As they say, April showers bring May flowers. But that’s not the case in Mallorca. April and May are ideal if you go there for some serious hiking. Of course, it’s a little bit colder in the mountains, but the UV is still quite high, so don’t forget about sun cream. The average temperature in April is 19 °C (66 °F), but—wait for it—it drops a lot during the night; usually to 9 °C (48 °F). You will enjoy 13 hours of daylight in April with a nice breeze and low humidity. The rainfall is about 30 mm (1.4 in) in a 5 day span.
Mallorca Weather in May
May weather in Mallorca is truly pleasant. The daylight climbs higher as well as sea temperatures, but it’s still not too hot with the average temperature around 20 °C (68 °F). You can lie around at the beach or hike in the mountains up to 9 PM, when the sun goes down. The average rainfall during May is 35 mm (1.4 in) on rainy days. But hey, you can try the amazing local cuisine in some cozy restaurant when caught up by the rain.
Mallorca Weather in June
Mallorca is really warm and dry in June. You can sunbathe on the beach at relaxing 27 °C (81 °F) or, if you’re more like us, go on a tour to the mountains, where you can expect 15–20 °C (59–68 °F), depending on the altitude. The sun is up until 9 PM and the rainfall is only 11 mm (0.4 in) in two days. You can use that to your advantage and set up a romantic dinner on the beach at the sunset.
Mallorca Weather in July and August
Two hottest and driest months in Mallorca are coming up. The temperature ranges from 18 °C (64 °F) at the lowest to 31 °C (88 °F) at the highest. The sea is warm, the wind is mild and the rain nonexistent. The sun stays up until 9 PM so you can enjoy long walks on the beach, or the heat of the city center.
Mallorca Weather in September
With September coming, Mallorca is staying warm and sunny. You can expect the average 27 °C (81 °F). Things can get a little bit rainy, but only around 50 mm (2 in) in five days.
Mallorca Weather in October
And… here comes October: the rainiest month in Mallorca. In October, there is over 70 mm (2.8 in) precipitation. Very suitable for shooting a horror movie or having your Hollywood kissing-in-the-rain scene come true. The temperature, on the other hand, is 24 °C (75 °F) on average. Also, the day is getting shorter with approximately 11 hours of daylight.
Mallorca Weather in November
November in Mallorca is still warm. It’s warmer in the south though. The average high is 19 °C (66 °F) and 10 °C (49 °F) at night. The day gets slowly shorter and a bit rainier with the upcoming winter, but you are still perfectly able to enjoy your vacation. On the sightseeing tour for example.
Mallorca Weather in December
In December, the temperature cools to the average of 17 °C (63 °F) which can still be quite lovely. It’s also rainier, but not so much in comparison with October. Sunset is regularly around 5:30 PM and the sea temperature is around 17 °C (63 °F).
What’s the Best Time to Go to Mallorca According to the weather?
I know you’re expecting a clear answer, so here it is: You can go anytime it suits you. Just kidding, but really… the mild and sunny Mediterranean weather ensures you will enjoy your stay either way. If it’s rainy, you can always hide in some nice restaurants or bars, if it’s really hot, you can escape to the mountains in the north, and if it’s something in between, it screams beach day.