Best Time to Visit Majorca

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Majorca. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Palma de Mallorca. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Majorca for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 4 °C to 31 °C
Waves Symbol 13 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.282.68 in (1 – 6 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

The popular island of Mallorca forms an autonomous region of Spain with Cabrera and the so-called Pitiusas (Formentera, Ibiza and some uninhabited islands). Together, the island group in the western Mediterranean is known as Baleren.

Mallorca is about 110 miles from the Spanish mainland and is the largest of the Balearic Islands with around 2200 square miles. The maximum extension from east to west is 61 miles, the maximum width from south to north is 48 miles.

Mallorca is framed by two large mountain ranges, of which the north-western Serra de Tramuntana in particular has eleven mountains with a height of more than 1000 metres. Palma de Mallorca in the bay of Palma with about half a million inhabitants is the capital of the island and also the seat of government of the Balearic Islands.

The most popular holiday resorts on the island of Mallorca include Cala Ratjada, Sa Coma, Calla Millor, Alcúdia, Paguera, S’Illot, C’an Picafort, Magaluf and of course the party capital S’Arenal.

Climate on Mallorca

the mediterrean sea (Jon Rawlinson)  CC BY Mallorca is characterised by a Mediterranean climate, which can be described as moderate to subtropical due to regional differences. The weather is impressive with around 300 sunny days throughout the year, whereby a rather mild winter is to be expected in addition to hot summer months. The rain on Mallorca often comes from the north-west and pours out at the heights of the Serra de Tramuntana.

The east coast therefore receives noticeably less precipitation. Although the water temperatures are not really suitable for swimming until early summer, the Balearic island is a popular year-round destination, especially for active holidaymakers and those seeking relaxation. In winter the day temperatures usually lie between 11 °C to 17 °C, on 5 to 6 rainy days light showers are to be expected.

The famous almond blossom in the second half of January is particularly beautiful, the peach blossom follows around mid-March and the orange trees are also in full splendour in spring.

Best Time to Visit Majorca: Overview

JanuaryJan
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 14 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
Water max. 15 °C
MayMay
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 19 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 15 °C

When to travel to Mallorca?


In addition to pleasant daytime values and sufficient hours of sunshine, a suitable water temperature is of course also important for a bathing holiday. Usually the weather starts the bathing season on the island towards the end of May, the water already reaches about 20 °C and on particularly warm days the thermometer fights its way up to 27 °C in the shade with almost 10 hours of sunshine.

However, the best time for beach holidays on Mallorca is between June and September. The days are long now, very sunny and warm. However, all beaches in the Balearic Islands are usually very crowded during the high season, and hotel and air fares are now of course increased as well. Rain in summer is an absolute exception in Mallorca, even in midsummer it rarely gets too hot due to a pleasant breeze.

October can also bring fantastic weather conditions in warm years, but showers are expected to increase from the middle of the month. The winter on the Balearic Island is significantly warmer than on the mainland of Spain. Hikers and active holidaymakers appreciate the transitional months in autumn and spring, as the”sunny island” is now the most impressive in terms of landscape, hotel prices are noticeably in the cellar and things are much more relaxed on Mallorca as a whole.

Climate Chart Majorca

Palma de Mallorca

Climate Chart Palma de Mallorca
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Majorca

In the following, you will find the climate table for Majorca, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Palma de Mallorca (Majorca)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature15°16°17°19°23°27°31°31°28°23°19°16°
Night Temperature11°15°17°18°16°12°
Water Temperature14°13°14°15°17°21°24°25°24°21°18°15°
Precipitation (inch)1.421.261.11.341.060.630.280.631.892.681.891.81
Rainy days555542124666
Hours of Sunshine567891011108765
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Palma de Mallorca is 16 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (24.6 °C)
Coldest month: January (9.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Palma de Mallorca is 25 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 15.98 inch on 51 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and March

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.5 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights and highlights


The Balearic Islands are primarily destinations for beach holidays and activities such as hiking, mountain biking and sailing. You can spend your days on the island of Mallorca relaxed or active in sports. The pleasant weather really offers you all possibilities for an unforgettable holiday.

The most beautiful beaches on Mallorca include the Platja de Muro near Alcúdia, Es Trenc in the southwest near Colonia St. Jordi, the long Playa Alcudia and the Cala de Augulla near Cala Ratjada.

The most famous beach is undoubtedly the lively and approximately 4 miles long Playa de Palma. Besides boat trips and hiking tours we recommend the sights of Castell de Bellver, the Formentor lighthouse of Pollenca, the beautiful cathedral of Palma as well as the BasIlica De Sant Francesc. The old town of Alcudia and the Cap de Formentor are also well worth a visit.

Popular Activities

More attractions

Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas | Mallorca: 5-Hour Isla Dragonera Cruise with Lunch | Palma: Culinary Tapas Tour of the Old Town | Mallorca: Evening Culinary Tour through Palma | Mallorca: Scenic Island Tour from the South | Mallorca: Guided Tour of Palma | Mallorca: Tramuntana Tour with Historic Railway Ride |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Palma de Mallorca (Station Calvia)
few clouds     few clouds, 8 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 2 mph N
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 100 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 05:00 am
The next days …
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broken clouds15 °C to 17 °Clight rain14 °C to 16 °Cmoderate rain12 °C to 16 °Cmoderate rain17 °C to 18 °Cheavy intensity rain16 °C to 17 °Cmoderate rain15 °C to 15 °C
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Clouds: 56 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 92 %Clouds: 12 %Clouds: 14 %Clouds: 15 %
No Precipitation0.03 in of rain0.21 in of rain0.33 in of rain1.04 in of rain0.15 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Spain: Regions

Majorca is part of the holiday destination Spain. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Majorca: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 20 reviews for Majorca holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    melanie, 38 years old was there in June

    Alcudia is a great city, you have to be there.
    The sea of beach 1A.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Genoveva , 56 years old was there in April

    We were in April in Malorca the weather was good we were hiking to bath it was still too cold but it was very nice by train from Palma to Port Soler

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Herlinde, 61 years old was there in April

    Evening rainy and very windy, daytime sunny to cloudy and moderately warm

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    adriana, 87 years old was there in July

    in general good there was thunderstorm and hail but only for a short time

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Verena, 38 years old was there in October

    We were in October 2017 in Mallorca at the east coast ( Sa Coma)
    7 days
    Family vacation A dream!!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Michael, 58 years old was there in March

    pleasant temperatures, sunny, partly a lot of wind, round trip weather, hardly any precipitation, good visibility

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    norbert , 66 years old was there in December

    i can’t imagine better weather for hiking and relaxing in december.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Fritz, 74 years old was there in February

    Stay 7 days, 5 days very nice, 2 days rain.
    Day temperature 15° C
    Night temperature 5° C

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Ulrike, 29 years old was there in September

    in the sun pleasantly warm to hot, in the evening partly but already windy fresh

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Stefanie, 33 years old was there in September

    great weather throughout, swimming was still perfectly possible in the sea, then fresher in the evening, but with a knitted vest it was enough, everything was not so overcrowded any more,

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Cirisan, 44 years old was there in September

    In this year’s Septembar we decided very spontaneously for a trip to Mallorca. There we mainly wanted to hike and explore the island on foot. A holiday in Mallorca is particularly suitable for an alternative and self-organised holiday in the low season, which starts around the beginning of September. The temperatures were already pleasant, although it still got up to 28 degrees during the day. But there was always a pleasant wind. The hiking and some routes were researched by us and finally we bought a hiking guide for Mallorca 😀

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Viola, 36 years old was there in October

    In the whole time only one day in the morning rain, otherwise always around 27/ 28°C and sunny.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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