Averages for Menorca in February

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in February

Overall, the weather in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), in February is very similar to that in January. February falls within the winter season on the island, when the Mediterranean climate ensures mild temperatures, high rainfall and a decent amount of sunshine. Even though it's usually one of the coldest months of the year in Menorca, February on the lively holiday island is much warmer, sunnier and drier than F...

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  • Temperature Temperature 11°C 52°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 57°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 61 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in February

Overall, the weather in MenorcaBalearic Islands (Spain), in February is very similar to that in January. February falls within the winter season on the island, when the Mediterranean climate ensures mild temperatures, high rainfall and a decent amount of sunshine. Even though it's usually one of the coldest months of the year in Menorca, February on the lively holiday island is much warmer, sunnier and drier than February in the UK, making it perfect for holidaymakers in search or some much-needed winter sunshine.

Temperature

During February, the average temperature for Menorca starts off at 10.5°C on February 1st and slowly rises up to 11°C by February 28th/29th. The daily highs change in a similar fashion, rising from 13°C to 14°C as the month progresses, while daily lows stay constant at 8°C throughout the month.

With average temperatures as cool as these, you'll need to pack trousers, t-shirts and jumpers to wear during the daytime, in addition to a few pieces of swimming gear and beach clothes in case the weather is warmer than expected. Don't forget to pack plenty of warm clothing – including a coat – if you plan on going out during the evening.

Even though it only happens around once every ten days, temperatures have been known to exceed 17°C and fall below 4°C in Menorca in February. The coldest February day in Menorca ever recorded is February 11th 2010, when temperatures as low as -1.1°C were registered on the island. At the other end of the scale, the hottest February day in Menorca ever recorded is February 19th 1978, when temperatures as high as 21.6°C were registered.

Rain

Across February, Menorca is subject to an average 61mm of rainfall which is spread out between ten rainy days during the month. With over 1/3 of the month experiencing precipitation in one form or another, it's almost guaranteed that you'll experience some of the wet stuff during your holiday. If you don't want to risk rainfall ruining your visit to Menorca, your best bet is to come in the summer months – June to September – when rainfall is at a minimum.

The probability of rainfall occurring on any given day in Menorca in February slowly decreases as the month develops, falling from 40% on February 7th down to 37% by February 28th/29th. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to experience on the island during this month are moderate rain, light rain and thunderstorms.

Even though drizzle and heavy rain are also possible at this time of year, you'll be pleased to hear that snowfall is very uncommon – the highest number of snowy days ever recorded in Menorca in February is four, which occurred in 2012. Not only is this the highest number of snowy days ever experienced by the island in February, but it's also the greatest number of snowy days ever experienced by Menorca in any month, testament to how rare snowfall is.

The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Menorca in February is 185.6 l/m2 which happened in 1974. The highest number of rainy days ever seen on the island in February is 20, which occurred in 1974. The maximum amount of rainfall ever to occur within a single 24-hour period in Menorca in February is 71.4 l/m2, all of which fell on February 19th 1982.

Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

The island boasts an average of eight hours of sunshine each day – that's one hour more every day than in January. Although the abundance of sunshine gives you plenty of time to discover the resort, a cold average sea water temperature of just 15°C makes spending a day at the beach not an option. Not if you wanted to go into the water, anyway.

Daylight Hours

Throughout February, the length of the day is slowly increasing in Menorca, with a difference of 1:07 hours between the first and last days. The shortest day of the month is February 1st with 10:10 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is February 28th/29th with 11:17 hours of daylight.

Humidity

It's due to the temperate Mediterranean climate that Menorca stays relatively humid throughout the year. The average daily humidity for the island in February fluctuates between 62% (mildly humid) and 96% (very humid), almost never falling below 46% (comfortable) or exceeding 93% (very humid).

Wind

Having the nickname The Windy Island, you'd imagine Menorca to have strong winds all-year-round, and for most of the time, this is true. Throughout February, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 8 m/s (moderate breeze) rarely exceeding 12 m/s (strong breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around February 18th, when the average daily maximum is 8 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s happens around February 1st, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).

Menorca Hotels in February

If you're looking for a quiet and friendly hotel, Hotel Rural Binigaus Vell is a top pick. This four-star hotel is located in Es Migjorn Gran and provides accommodation in the form of double rooms, superior rooms and junior suites, providing something for everyone. There are plenty of onsite services and facilities, including bar, swimming pool, solarium, hiking paths, free parking and babysitting.

When it comes to budget accommodation, you can't beat Sagitario Playa Hotel. Here you'll find a variety of double rooms to choose from, each of which is spacious and well equipped. Onsite amenities and services include swimming pool, WiFi access, half-board option, fitness centre, spa, children's play area, bar and restaurant.

For a home away from home, it's got to be Son Granot. This boutique hotel boasts a wide number of rooms, each is decorated and furnished differently for added character. Guests can take advantage of all sorts of services and amenities, such as solarium, swimming pool, bars, restaurants, WiFi access and babysitting. 

Bars and Restaurants

If you're looking for an authentic Italian dining experience during your Menorca holiday, look no further than Mahon's Punt7. With its rustic setting in the historic quarter of town, and its laid-back atmosphere, this makes the ideal spot for a lavish lunch or a romantic dinner. Featuring friendly service and fine food, what's not to like about this charming restaurant?

Those in search of quality restaurants in close proximity to Menorca Airport should pay a visit to El Grill. Serving primarily seafood and meat dishes in generous portions, this lovely restaurant is as popular with locals as it is with tourists and you'll always find a crowd here, dining and chattering away. Avoid disappointment by booking a table in advance of your visit. 

Directly translating as "The Forks", Ses Forquilles is another choice bistro that does a prosperous trade serving up simple-but-delicious meat and seafood dishes. Tapas - a big feature of Spanish food culture - is prominent on the menu here and includes a number of modern global influences. Keep your eyes peeled for the daily specials and sample their Balearic wines. 

For burgers and cocktails, you're best off trying Paput in Mahon. Promising a buzzing atmosphere and a party feel, this restaurant-bar is a great alternative to the some of the very tourist-heavy restaurants on the island and provides an efficient service that doesn't compromise on the calibre or quality of the food and drinks. 

Things to do in Menorca in February

The Cathedral of Menorca is a great place to visit if the weather is a bit cloudy. Not just for history buffs and architecture lovers, this cathedral is something everyone can enjoy. The cathedral is completely free to enter and is packed full of beautiful stained glass windows, statues and details to admire. When you've had enough of the cathedral, there are plenty of cobbled streets to explore, as well as a picturesque harbor.

If ancient architectural sites are your thing, make sure you stop by the Torralba d'en Salord. This settlement dates back thousands of years and is one of the best examples of the Talayotica culture in Menorca. This site is full of different sections to explore, including a T-shaped stone, block piled tower and loads of little houses. In February, the Torralba d'en Salord is open Monday-Tuesday from 10am until 2pm.

Talati de Dalt is another important architectural site worthy of a visit during your holiday in Menorca. There are many different monuments and remains to admire throughout the site, including two natural caves, central talayot, sanctuary, columns and flagstones. Young children can enter for free and the entire site takes only one hour to explore, making it perfect for families looking for something to do to fill the time until the sun comes out.

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