Weather Averages for Majorca in July
Averages for Majorca in July
July is a great time to visit Majorca, Balearic Islands, when clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine are almost guaranteed. At this time of the year, the average temperature begins at 23-24°C and slowly creeps up until it reaches 25°C at the end of the month, making it a fantastic time to get a golden tan.
During the month, the daily highs vary very little and are usually around the 30°C mark, going over 34°C or under 26°C very rarely – only one day out of every ten. The daily lows for July also stay pretty constant at around 18°C for the whole month, only exceeding 22°C or dropping below 18°C one day in ten. In 2013, the hottest day of the year was July 26th which experienced highs of 38°C. July was also the hottest month of that year, with an average daily high temperature of 32°C.
July is characterised by gradually rising daily high temperatures, which means that the coldest days of the month are invariably positioned at the beginning – the 1st to 3rd – and the warmest days are always found toward the end – 29th to 31st. The highest temperature ever recorded in Majorca in July is a sweltering 44°C which occurred on July 3rd in 1994 in Muro – this is the hottest temperature which has ever been recorded on the island since records began! On the other hand, the lowest ever recorded temperature for this month is a cool 8°C. When compared with the average monthly temperature of 24°C, it’s clear to see that these are extremes and definitely not the norm.
Due to the very low average rainfall – Majorca experiences only 6mm of rainfall spread across three days in July – you’ll probably not experience any rain during your holiday. If you are unfortunate enough to see some type of precipitation, it’s most likely to be thunderstorms, followed by moderate rain, light rain and drizzle. Snowfall and heavy rain are practically unheard of at this time of the year and with the median cloud cover being a bare 23%, you should have plenty of opportunities to soak up some rays during your holiday.
The likelihood of rainfall varies slightly throughout the month, starting off at 14% on July 1st, dropping to 12% on July 11th and decreasing again to 11% on July 22nd before rising up to 12% on July 31st. Thunderstorms are most commonly experienced around July 30th, with moderate rain, light rain and drizzle all on July 1st.
In July, the average sea temperature is a pleasant 24°C, which is generally considered warm by everyone – even those who often suggest the sea is too cool for a swim. The relative humidity throughout the month ranges from 45% up to 94%, with the air being at its driest on July 15th and at its most humid on July 21st. In 2013, July was the least humid month with an average daily low humidity of 38%. Increasing from the previous two months, July enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine each day, making it the month with the most sunshine hours.
Dates for the diary
Celebrate the 4th of July in style at Nikki Beach. On July 4th, this well-known US event will be celebrated at the popular beach club with an American barbecue, loads of food specials and plenty of activities to keep adults and children alike entertained. Things kick off around 1pm and to avoid disappointment, it’s best to make a reservation in advance.
Held around July 8th each year, the Seafood Festival in Porto Cristo is a must-visit for fish and seafood lovers. This foodie fair takes place in a small fishing village located on the coast of Majorca and is dedicated to shellfish, fish and all things marine. Local restaurants team up to offer traditional local dishes alongside locally-produced wine – all for very affordable prices. To take part, all you need to do is pick up a ticket at the Porto Cristo Tourist Office for a very small fee then work your way around the venues, picking and choosing which dishes you want to try. Not only is this a great method to get to know Majorcan food, but it’s also a wonderful way to spend an afternoon or evening.
Each year on July 14th, Nikki Beach celebrates Bastille Day. Although it’s not well celebrated outside France, this amazing beach club takes the festivities to the next level with resident and guest DJs, dancers, live performances and a great line-up of other entertainment on the day. Activities begin around 1pm and if you want to be sure of a space, it’s recommended that you book in advance.
On July 15th and 16th, the Verge del Carma celebrations are held throughout many of the coastal resorts in Majorca, such as Palma, Alcudia and Soller. This event is dedicated to the local fishermen and to the virgin – the patron saint of fisherman. There are parades, music concerts and plenty of opportunities to try out the local fish and seafood.
The Sá Mostra International Folklore Festival is held from July 19th to the 24th biannually in Soller. This week-long event incorporates music and dance shows performed by groups from all over the world, making it a diverse and fascinating festival the whole family can enjoy. You can expect loads of international food and drink available from kiosks throughout the resort, too, providing you with a myriad of choices when it comes to lunch.
The Copa Del Rey takes place across the last week of July and the first week of August – July 28th until August 3rd in 2014 – and is a must for boating enthusiasts. Held each year in Palma, this exciting event features a festival-like atmosphere with live music, cafes, bars and restaurants, in addition to the ever-loved boat racing, making it a great day out for the whole family to enjoy.
Things to do
With such a great choice of excursions, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a day out in Majorca. Open from 9am until 9pm,Experience Mallorca in Can Picafort offers ten different activities, including horse riding, caving, adventure trekking, coasteering and cliff jumping. A qualified guide will take you to your location and run through a safety briefing with you before you begin, to make sure you’re fully clued up on what you need to do.
Art fans won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma. Here you’ll find a great collection of works donated by Miró in the form of drawings, paintings, documents, sculptures and other graphic works. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the studio and house where he lived and worked. This combined museum and art gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 7pm and from 10am until 3pm on public holidays.
Hit the beach
If the weather is sunny and you want to get yourself an all-over tan, head to the Playa del Mago beach, just south of Magaluf. This bay is thought of as the very first naturist beach on the island and has fine white sand and clear shallow waters which are idea for swimming and snorkelling. Even though it’s a small beach, there is a number of facilities available, including sun beds, sun shades and a beachside restaurant.
Located in the north west of Majorca, close to Sa Calobra, Cala Tuent is a shingle beach with fantastic views of the highest peak in theBalearic Islands – Puig Major. The shallow clear waters provide the perfect conditions for snorkelling and swimming, although the lack of soft sand makes it less than ideal for families with young children. Although there are no facilities or services available onsite, there is arestaurant nearby which offers traditional Spanish cuisine.
Where to eat & drink
Roland Restaurant is one of the most popular eateries in Porto Cristo, so making a reservation is a must. The kitchen is run by a German chef, who has added a touch of Germany to most dishes on the menu, creating a fusion of modern European flavours. Everything from the appetisers to the desserts is prepared freshly and with great skill.
Carnivores won’t want to miss the chance to visit the Pirates Beach Bar & Grill in Magaluf. Here you’ll find a menu packed with hearty meat dishes prepared on a BBQ in front of your eyes. If there is someone in your group who doesn’t fancy a meat-based dish, there is also a choice of vegetarian, fish, salad, pizza and pasta dishes.
If you want to be the star of the evening, head to Boston Bar in Magaluf. Every night this bar hosts a karaoke session, which is always popular with adults and children alike. On top of the singing, Boston Bar also features a resident compare and live entertainment every night.
Bar España in Palma is the place to go for an authentic Majorcan experience. This traditional bar offers a fantastic selection of beers and wines from all over Spain, as well as an extensive tapas menu. You’ll find it in a side street, next to Placa Major, making it the ideal place to stop off for lunch whilst you’re out shopping.
Where to stay
Grupotel Playa Camp de Mar in Camp De Mar is ideal for couples and families looking for accommodation during their holiday in Majorca. Found close to the beach, this complex offers a number of individual rooms, double rooms and suites, ensuring there is something for everyone. Facilities include 24-hour reception, bicycle rental, restaurant, car rental, swimming pool, Whirlpool, WiFi, tennis court and entertainment.
Sis Pins Hotel in Port de Pollensa is another popular choice when it comes to accommodation in Majorca. Guests can take advantage of a wealth of amenities and services, including café/bar, restaurant, babysitting, WiFi, private beachside terrace, swimming pool and bicycle hire.
Families and couples looking for accommodation for their holiday in Majorca should consider staying at the Hotel Apartamentos Ivory Playain Alcudia. Guests can choose between 16 studios and 120 standard apartments, all of which come complete with free WiFi, bathroom, telephone, balcony, air conditioning, safe and TV. There are many facilities available, such as swimming pool, hair dressing, internet stations, car rental, buffet restaurant, bars and entertainment.
Also in Alcudia, the Iberostar Ciudad Blanca is perfect for couples and families. Offering a selection of studios and apartments, this hotel features several bars and restaurants, swimming pools, internet café, kids’ club, water sports, golf and hiking.
When it comes to accommodation in Majorca, it doesn’t get much better than the Hotel Riu Bonanza Park in Illetas. Accommodation is divided into guest rooms, double rooms, junior suites and villas and all guests can take advantage of the facilities which include restaurant, lounge bar, snack bar, swimming pools, games room and free WiFi.