The island of Mallorca is famed for its blissful climate and sweltering summers. While Mallorca weather is more variable than this reputation suggests, though travellers can always expect a suitably warm welcome.
Temperatures in Mallorca
Temperatures in Mallorca, also called Majorca, are at their highest between June and September. Over the summer and early autumn, the island can see highs of 30 degrees Celsius, with lows hovering around 20 to 22 degrees Celsius.
As the year ends, the weather becomes cooler and rainier. Mallorca typically experiences mild winters, and temperatures rarely dip into single figures until January or February. This means that travellers can still visit the beach and swim outdoors in October and November, but may need a light jacket or raincoat in the evenings.
Rain may persist as spring approaches, but the temperatures in Mallorca begin to soar again around this time. By April, the weather may start approaching 20 degrees Celsius, indicating the beginning of the holiday season.
When to visit Mallorca
Most travellers visit Mallorca when it is at its hottest in the late spring, summer or early autumn. The beckoning Mediterranean Sea is warmest in summer, so it is the ideal period to visit for people who love water sports and seaside relaxation.
Holidaymakers hoping to explore Mallorca’s mountainous attractions, like the Serra de Tramuntana, may prefer to visit when temperatures are cooler, at the beginning of the year. The more comfortable weather at this time makes hiking and mountain biking more pleasurable, and the emerging blossom offers picturesque views. All hikers and cyclists should remember, however, that the area has its own micro-climate and can be much wetter than the rest of Mallorca.