23 MayLocal Time: 17:27 CEST UK Time: 16:27 BST
- Sunrise 06:28
- Sunset 21:03
- Moonrise 19:18
- Moonset 05:01
|Temp feels like:||21°c (69.8°f)|
|Length of Day:||9h 25m|
|Dew Point:||13 °c (55°f)|
|Pressure:||29.95 " (1014 hpa)|
Average for May: 16.5°c (61.7°f)
Weather Overview for Majorca
Summer, from June till September, is hot with low rainfall and plenty of sunshine. At the beginning of the season the average high temperature is already very hot at 27°C. It then rises to 30°C, the peak of the heat, in July and August, before getting back down to 27°C in September. Sunbathers will find great relief in the embat, a local wind that is created by heat rising from the island, drawing cooler air in from the sea. While humidity is low and coastal areas usually receive a cooling breeze, the heat can be a little uncomfortable. On still, sunny days the temperature can spike into the high 30s. If you choose to visit in this kind of heat it is advisable to copy the locals and take a siesta during the hottest part of the day. The sea temperature gets up to 25°C and the peak months can expect eleven hours of sunshine per day.
Autumn, in October and November, is warm but wet yet still sunny. This is a great time to go to avoid the crowds; October is still warm enough for lounging on the beach with an average high of 23°C, though night times are cool at an average low of 12°C. November, with an average high of 18°C, is too cool for sunbathing but still pleasantly warm. November nights can be very chilly, however, at an average of 8°C. The sea remains warm enough for swimming till the end of the season. October is the wettest month in the year but the fact that each day still receives seven hours of sunshine on average shows that rainfall is concentrated in heavy showers and dismal, grey conditions rarely prevail for an extended period.
from December till February, is exceedingly mild and very bright for winter in
the northern hemisphere. The average high temperature is at its lowest in
January at 14°C. In December
and February day times usually get up to around 15°C. Night times see average
lows around 4°C and it can get down to freezing. Up in the mountains snow is
common but it rarely settles in the lowlands. Rain reduces as the season
progresses though showers are quite common. Sunshine
levels get down to five hours per day in December and January but get back up
to seven in February. These conditions may not sound attractive, but when
considered in comparison to December in London – 7°C
average high, one hour of sunshine – you can understand why
Spring, from March till May, is warm with low rainfall. The average high temperature climbs to 16°C in March, 18°C in April and 22°C in May. By mid April day time highs around 20°C are quite common, though it can be a little unpredictable. Night time temperatures remain cool for the whole season so a jumper and a jacket are essential. Sunshine levels get up to nine hours per day in April. Rainfall is moderate, decreasing to an almost negligible amount in May. As in autumn, temperatures are pleasant and the crowds are thinner. Spring is sunnier than autumn but the spring sea is too cold for swimming.
benefits from its southerly location in the
Autumnal weather in Majorca, particular in October, can be severe, experiencing everything from flash flooding, to extreme hail storms, to tornadoes.
From September through to December, Majorca is subject to heavy rain fall that can lead to flash flooding.
This is at its worst in October, which is peak thunderstorm month.
Torrential rain over the mountains can result in flash flooding along the coastline three to four hours later.
These storms usually only occur for 2-3 hours in the afternoon though, with the rest of the day experiencing pleasant weather.
Make sure that your accommodation is not in a region that will be affected by flash flooding. Equally important, never camp in an empty stream: if flash flooding does occur, you won’t be able to vacate the area quickly enough.
Hail storms can occur between March and April and November and December. They tend to occur after 3pm and can cause significant damage to cars. However, heavy rain is more common. The easiest way to tell whether you will see hail is by looking at the colour of the clouds: a greenish tinge will be a sign of hail.
Hail storms can also be a precursor to tornadoes in September and October. Majorca will usually experience around 5-6 tornadoes a year. 30% of these are considered to be strong (113-180km/hr), however, the weaker ones can still cause damage due to the wind speeds (80-112km/hr).
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