Best Time to Visit Menorca

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Menorca. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Menorca. 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 Menorca for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 8 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 13 °C to 25 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.123.35 in (1 – 8 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Menorca is an island of the Spanish Balearic Islands and is home to about 100,000 inhabitants on about 430 miles². The Catalan name means “the smaller one” and refers above all to the relationship to the much better known neighbouring island of Mallorca.

Despite its comparatively small size, Menorca is a fascinating holiday island with impressive contrasts. The northernmost island of the Balearic Islands surprises with romantic old towns, rugged cliffs, pine lined bays and sandy beaches like in the Caribbean.

While the northern part of Menorca (Tramuntana) offers ideal conditions especially for surfers, the south is a true paradise for beach vacationers.

The capital of Menorca is the municipality of Maó with around 30,000 inhabitants, which surprisingly offers the second largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney. In general, Menorca is a very green island with large wooded areas and a lot of agricultural use.

Almost half of the island is now a protected area, UNESCO declared Menorca a biosphere reserve. Compared to other Balearic Islands, tourism has developed very gently and is therefore not only a classic seaside holiday destination, but also particularly popular with nature lovers.

The journey is either by plane to Menorca International Airport near the capital Maó (Mahon) or by ferry to Palma and Alcúdia (both on Mallorca) as well as Valencia and Barcelona.

Climate in Menorca (Balearic Islands)

Cala Macarelleta (Sönke Biehl)  [flickr.com]  CC BY-SA 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The island of Menorca has a typical Mediterranean climate, which is largely true of the entire Mediterranean region. The summer months are warm to hot and there is very little rainfall. In general, much more rain falls in the rugged north of Menorca than in the more touristically important south of the island.

Also the temperatures in the south are mostly up to 2 or 3 °C higher than in the northern part of the island. In principle, Menorca has the highest rainfall levels in the Balearic Islands. Our climate table shows an average annual value of 21.65 in rain on 66 rainy days – for comparison: Mallorca (15.98 in), Fuerteventura (16.81 in).

However, this is no disadvantage at all, as the main travel season remains quite dry and the rainfall ensures that Menorca is so impressively green and offers a beautiful flora. The winter remains quite mild with daytime temperatures around 15 °C, even at night there is usually no frost on Menorca.

Best Time to Visit Menorca: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 14 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 13 °C
MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 16 °C
Water max. 14 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
Water max. 14 °C
MayMay
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
JuneJun
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OctoberOct
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TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
NovemberNov
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
DecemberDec
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 15 °C

When is the best time to visit Menorca?


In general, Menorca can be visited all year round, as the island is ideal for active holidaymakers, even between late autumn and spring, with appropriate clothing. However, some hotels are closed outside the high season and open primarily between April and November.

The best time to visit Menorca starts with the significant rise in temperatures in May, the right bathing season with water temperatures of 20 °C to 25 °C runs between June and October. We recommend June to the end of September as the best time to travel on the small Balearic island.

Climate Chart Menorca

Climate Chart Menorca
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Menorca

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature14°14°16°17°21°25°28°29°26°22°18°15°
Night Temperature10°13°17°20°21°19°15°11°
Water Temperature14°13°14°14°17°20°23°25°23°21°18°15°
Precipitation (inch)2.321.851.651.891.460.550.120.871.893.193.352.52
Rainy days767752125888
Hours of Sunshine557791011108654
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 16.9 °C.

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

Warmest month: August (25 °C)
Coldest month: January (10.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature 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):
July, August, September, and October

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 21.65 inch on 66 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).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 11.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.4 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.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Menorca (Station Es Mercadal)
clear sky     clear sky, 28 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 2 mph
Air Pressure: 1019 hPa       Humidity: 45 %
Last updated: 23rd Jul 2019, 08:38 am
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23rd Jul 201924th Jul 201925th Jul 201926th Jul 201927th Jul 201928th Jul 2019
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Spain: Regions

Menorca 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:

Menorca: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Menorca holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Petra, 53 years old was there in July

    Perfect summer weather on an indescribably beautiful island. We came to Menorca by chance, because Mallorca has become too primitive for us in many places in the last years. It was awesome!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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