The Best time to visit Majorca
Summers are warm, the winters mild – thanks to the Mediterranean climates that reign in Majorca, the island is a perfect holiday destination no matter what time of year it is. Of course, the best time to visit Majorca depends entirely what you want to do there! If it’s your intention to really soak up those rays on the beach and avoid the rain, then the summer months are best suited for your Majorca holiday. However spring is also a very popular time to visit too!
A monthly overview of the best times to visit Majorca:
- April: 20°C, 8h sunshine, 15°C water temp., 5 rainy days
- May: 23°C, 10h sunshine, 17°C water temp., 5 rainy days
- June: 27°C, 11h sunshine, 20°C water temp., 3 rainy days
- July: 31°C, 11h sunshine, 25°C water temp., 1 rainy day
- August: 31°C, 10h sunshine, 27°C water temp., 2 rainy day
- September: 28°C, 9h sunshine, 25°C water temp., 4 rainy day
The best time for beach holidays to Majorca
Should you be planning a glorious, sun-filled beach holiday to Majorca, then the summer months of May, June, July, August and September are best-suited for this. With an average of 10 – 11 sunshine hours per day, you’re essentially guaranteed sun by this point and there’s barely any rain (or any at all) to content with. Water temperatures of 20 – 27°C are perfect for dipping in the sea. However, this time of year are also the peak season months. The locals themselves will be having their summer holidays as well, and often you’ll find hotels and accommodation completely booked out as well as the popular beaches being packed out with people.
If it’s peace and quite you’re looking for, then it’s worth trying to find a few beaches that are a bit more off the beaten path. Good examples are Es Trenc or Es Carbò in the south of Majorca. Other chilled-out beaches I can recommend are Cala Llombards or Cala Santanyi. You can find a good overview of the prettiest beaches in Majorca in my Travel Magazine. It’s also worth looking at staying in a traditional finca, which alsways promise a lovely bit of seclusion and peace with them.
Due to the great weather, this is of course the most popular time to go visit the island, which brings with it many other holidaymakers and overpriced hotels. So unless you have your heart set on chilling on the beach, this can also be a time to avoid the island – if it’s hiking or sightseeing you want to do, then there are better times to go!
The best time for hiking, sightseeing and exploring
Exploring Majorca by rental car is one of the most popular ways to see the island. Majorca is home to many hidden coves, amazing mountains and caves as well as historic villages and towns. For hikers and culture-lovers, you’re best travelling in the low season. Spring and autumn still sees plenty of visitors, but it’s nowhere near as busy as it is during the summer. And the spring season in the Balearic Islands is a true delight – the almond trees will be in full bloom and there are only 5 days each in March and April where you’ll encounter a bit of rain, so you’ll have no worries there. Temperatures are perfect for wonderful sightseeing and trekking tours, or even heading off on a day out on the bike. Even winters in Majorca have their charms as well. Temperatures are at their low point, but it’s still nothing like the temperatures back at home. November, December, January and February are fantastic months to simply stroll along the beach, get a bit of sightseeing done, or pamper yourself at one of the many wellness resorts.
The climate in Majorca
Majorca features your typical Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. From May until September you can expect plenty of sunshine and little rain, with temperatures ranging from 23°C – 31°C. July and August are the hottest months, and it’s possible to sometimes to see highs of up to 40°C at midday. From mid-October onward, you’ll start feeling the arrival of autumn, with the odd rain shower here and there. Temperatures from November and March will be even cooler, but with an average of 16°C it’s still nice and mild, and the sun will no doubt be shining either way – even in the low season rain is still rare in comparison to what we experience at home. Winter evenings can cool down to around 6°C though, so certainly pack a jumper with you in any case!
Weather data for Majorca
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The weather in Majorca – spring, summer, autumn and winter
The weather in Majorca is mild all year round, and on average it rains very little. Spring marks the arrival of the first warm rays of sunshine, with temperatures just pushing their way past the 20°C mark. With average temperatures of 30°C, the summer months of July, August and September are the hottest. However you’ll find that the weather in June and early October will still bring some lovely highs with them! From mid-October onward, you’ll notice that autumn has well and truly sunk in, especially in the northwest. There’s more rain to be had, especially surrounding the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, though the eastern regions of the island remain relatively dry. The coldest months in Majorca are January and February. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. With up to 6 hours of sunshine per day, the sun will still be out far more than in northern Europe. The likelihood of rain is at its highest, though as I said before it’s still nothing to complain about. Only up to 8 days in the entire month will see a bit of rain, so in all respects it’s still an improvement! As you can see, you really could visit Majorca at any time of year.
My verdict on the best time to visit Majorca
The best time to go to Majorca are the months from April until September since they are the warmest months in the Balearic Islands and it’s perfect for beach holidays! However if you’d rather go hiking or simply explore the island to your heart’s content, then the low season is better suited for this. The weather in spring and autumn is perfect for sightseeing trips, and in winter you’ll find some awesome deals for package holidays.
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