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Weather and climate in Majorca


The weather in Majorca is classified as temperate subtropical. Eight hours of sun daily marks the annual average. The rainfall strongly varies in the different regions of the island. With 1400 millimeters annual rainfall, the mountainous north is significantly high of rainfalls, while on the south coast the rainfall is the lowest at 400 millimeters. In comparison to Germany, the amounts there are usually between 600 and 800 millimeters.


Rainy days are rare in Majorca - July comes with the least of only one day of rain. Even during the wettest months, water falls from the sky on just six days. In cases of rain, they may turn out very heavily.


Majorca in the seasons


In spring – starting February - the island is at its greenest. Temperatures are rising and from May onwards regularly summery. Due to rainfalls on an average of five days per month, the country flourishes and is of particular interest to visitors, who also like to go up country.


Summers are with low rainfall and hot. From June to August, the average temperature is 21 to 24 degrees. The peaks around midday lie over 30 degrees. Inland temperatures are even higher and not uncommonly reach more than 40 degrees. Due to drought the landscape´s character changes most widely. Only the coniferous forests, especially on the west coast, still make the island appear green.


From autumn onwards Majorca becomes more rainy, whereas the highest rainfall rates is at the end of October. During this time floods can occur. By the middle of October daytime temperatures still regularly reach 25 degrees.


Winter in Majorca is short and for Germany temperatures are extremely mild. On most days there is only little wind. Snow only falls every few years and almost exclusively in the mountains. Winter temperatures lie at an average 10 degrees. Often little summers already come up at the beginning of the year, when almond trees start to flower and give the island its own distinctive and beautiful character.


Water temperatures


People who love taking a bath find water temperatures over 20 degrees along the coasts from June to October. The peak of 25 degrees is reached in August. The temperatures at shallow sandy beaches are rather higher than at steep, rocky beaches. In winter the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea is dropping and reaches its lowest value of 12 degrees in January.


The actual swimming season, which is also the season for non-heated swimming pools, begins in mid-May and ends in mid-October. After very hot summers, the water temperature can still be at around 20 °C in early November.


The winds of Majorca


Majorca has its own names for the various winds, as they differ greatly in their character. The most famous ones are the four big brothers. The Tramuntana comes from the north or northwest. It brings cold air and mainly cools the inner country. The Ponent, a west wind, brings rain in winter and a pleasant cool in summer. The east wind Llevant carries heat in summer and particularly in winter it becomes strong. Migjorn, coming from the south, produces the warmest temperatures. It makes the weather pleasant from autumn until spring. In summer it is responsible for the hottest days.