Holiday dream Mallorca – a Mediterranean beauty lures with plenty of sun!
Longing island of Mallorca: A piece of earth that not only delights with 300 days of sunshine a year. Numerous outdoor activities – popular, of course, is the refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water, exploring the impressive hiking routes, bike tours and extensive sunbathing – attract numerous holidaymakers to the Caribbean-like Balearic island year after year.
Driven by a desire for sunshine, Mallorca caters to the needs of all its tourists across its 3,684 square kilometers. Families enjoy the sun at the hotel pool, party people enjoy balmy nights at the Ballermann and hikers prefer a cool breeze on their sweaty hikes. Depending on the season, however, the island is more predestined for one leisure activity than the other. We explain the weather in Mallorca to pave the way for a perfect holiday!
The subtropical Mediterranean climate on Mallorca
Clear skies and crystal clear sea water – that’s Mallorca! Despite regional differences in sunshine hours, which can be explained by the location of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, the sun god kisses the Mallorcan soil for an average of 8 hours a day. Approaching clouds from the northwest get stuck on the up to 1,445 meter high mountains and rain down on the north and west flanks of the Tramuntana mountains. To the delight of all hiking enthusiasts, the “Valley of Gold” regularly shines in all the colors that Mother Nature has to offer.
The flat south coast of Mallorca, on the other hand, is characterized by aridity and pure sunshine. The climate is Mediterranean, the summers are dry, hot and very stable. During the high season, life takes place mainly on the numerous beaches and the range of water sports options leaves nothing to be desired. Air conditioning in the hotel room is therefore recommended for everyone at the following average temperatures in the most popular season:
January 6 – 15 °C
February 6 – 15 °C
March 8 – 17 °C
April 10 – 20 °C
May 12 – 23°C
June 17 – 27 °C
July 20 – 31 °C
August 21 – 31°C
September 18 – 28°C
October 14 – 23 °C
November 10 – 18 °C
December 7 – 16 °C
Dry summers and mild winters – that’s Mallorca
While the Central Europeans are hit by the bitter cold and knee-deep snow at the end of January, the almond trees in Mallorca are beginning to blossom. At temperatures that never see the freezing point at any time of the year, the cycling enthusiasts flock to an average of 12 – 15 degrees Celsius in the Mallorcan lowlands.
From March the temperatures are already scratching the 20 degree mark, before in May the first bathing beauties cavort at up to 26 degrees Celsius on the white sandy beaches. At the latest when June heralds the summer season, precipitation is as unlikely as yawning emptiness at Ballermann. While the coastal areas can look forward to temperatures of up to 33 degrees Celsius in midsummer, the inland sweats at up to 40 degrees Celsius. Naturally, the water temperature also rises continuously in parallel with the air temperature: a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius invite you to swim, snorkel, dive and enjoy.
From September the weather on Mallorca becomes more changeable. The first rains refresh you during sweaty hikes and a bath in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea is no longer to be confused with a bathtub at home. At a water temperature of 21 – 23 degrees Celsius, sheltered bays invite you to swim laps before the air temperature levels off at an average of 22 degrees Celsius from October. Despite the fact that it is the month with the most precipitation, with just nine rainy days, a trip to the Balearic island should not be discouraged. On the contrary: Mallorca impresses all year round with fantastic panoramas and lures from Cap de Formentor in the north to Sentido Punta del Mar in the south with fun, relaxation and maritime relaxation without seasonal restrictions!