Weather Averages for Menorca in June
Averages for Menorca in June
June marks the start of the summer season in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), when the temperatures are warm, the sky is blue and the sun is shining. This month is a great time to visit the island if you want to enjoy fantastic summer weather, but don’t want to deal with the crowds that July and August attract. If you’re more comfortable with cooler weather and the odd cloudy day, you’re best off avoiding June and visiting Menorca in April or May when the temperatures are milder.
In June, the average temperature for the island starts off at 19.5°C on June 1st and gradually rises up to 23°C by June 30th. Daily highs and lows follow a similar pattern, increasing from 23°C to 27°C and from 16°C to 19°C, respectively, as the month progresses.
With such warm temperatures, you’ll want to make sure you pack plenty of light, airy clothing, as well as sunglasses, hats and sun tan lotion. Beachwear and swimming gear will come in handy during the daytime, if you plan on cooling off by the pool or at the beach. Although June falls within the summer season in Menorca, you might want to bring a pair of jeans and a jumper or a cardigan for the evenings, just in case temperatures are slightly cooler than expected.
Although it only happens on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 30°C or fall below 13°C in Menorca in June. The coldest June day in Menorca which has ever been registered is June 7th 1984, when temperatures as low as 10.2°C were recorded. On the other hand, the hottest June day in Menorca ever registered is June 29th 1965, when temperatures as high as 34.4°C were recorded.
Throughout June, the island is subject to an average 16mm of rainfall – that’s less than half of May. This precipitation is spread out between five rainy days throughout the month, which means there is a good chance you’ll scrape by without seeing a drop of the wet stuff at all during your holiday. With such a small amount of rainfall occurring on so few days throughout the month, you’re best off leaving your umbrella at waterproofs at home where they belong.
The possibility of precipitation occurring on an average day in Menorca in June gradually decreases as the month progresses, dropping down from 23% on June 1st down to 14% by June 30th. The most likely types of precipitation you can expect to see during your holiday in Menorca in June are moderate rain, light rain and thunderstorms. Even though drizzle and heavy rain can also occur at this time of year, they’re both quite unlikely.
The highest monthly rainfall ever seen in Menorca in June is 78.1 l/m2 which fell in 1996. The greatest number of rainy days ever seen on the island at this time of year is 12, which occurred in 1992. The maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall within a single 24-hour period in Menorca in June is 50.1 l/m2, all of which fell on June 3rd 1996.
Throughout the month, the island boasts an average of 13 hours of sunshine every day – that’s one hour more each day than in May. With so many sunshine hours to take advantage of, you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the rays by the pool or at the beach.
If you do plan on hitting the beach during your holiday in Menorca, you’ll be glad to hear that the average sea water temperature for the beaches in the resort in June is 21°C. Although everyone feels water temperature differently, locals and visitors alike agree that this is the perfect temperature for all sorts of aquatic activities.
Throughout June, the length of the day in Menorca is essentially constant, with a tiny difference of only nine minutes between the start and the end of the month. The shortest June day is June 1st with 14:48 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is June 30th with 14:57 hours of daylight.
Because the island enjoys a Mediterranean climate, Menorca is fairly humid all-year-round. The average daily humidity for the island in June ranges between 51% (mildly humid) and 95% (very humid) rarely falling below 36% (comfortable) or reaching 100% (very humid).
Menorca is known locally as The Windy Island because – as you’d expect – the conditions are fairly blustery throughout the year. In June, average wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze) almost never going above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around June 9th, when the average daily maximum speed is 7 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around June 25th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s (moderate breeze).
Cavalleria Beach in Menorca, Balearic Islands
Things to do
If you’re looking for a family-friendly evening out, consider spending a few hours at Bowling Son Bou. This entertainment centre is packed full of ways to keep the whole family entertained with games such as ping pong, ten-pin bowling, pool tables and children’s play area. Visitors can also take advantage of free WiFi access, as long as they buy a drink or pay to play one of the games. After you’ve enjoyed playing a game or two, you can take it easy and enjoy a drink, snack or light meal from the onsite café-restaurant. Although Bowling Son Bou provides a great place to escape the midday sun, it doesn’t have air conditioning, so things can quickly heat up when it gets busy.
Water sport enthusiasts up for a bit of diving during their holiday in Menorca should check out Blue Islands Diving. This popular diving school is located on the beach at Cala Galdana and offers a variety of different courses to choose from, guaranteeing something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in an open-water PADI course, a rescue diver course or a dive master course, Blue Islands Diving is sure to have just the thing. If you’re not fully committed enough to sign up for the diving course, you can enjoy one of the diving school’s snorkelling trips instead which are led by fully-qualified snorkelling guides. Don’t worry if you haven’t got the right stuff with you – beachwear, swimwear, snorkelling equipment, flip flops, hats, sunglasses and souvenirs can all be purchased from the Blue Islands Diving onsite shop.
Menorca is packed full of fascinating architectural sites which are definitely worthy of a visit during your holiday. The Talayot village of Trepucó is one of the best and is found 2km away from Mao, close to Sant Lluis. This village was excavated in 1931 by an English archaeologist and today preserves a huge central talayot and a smaller one which is joined to a wall and various stone buildings which acted as control and defence towers, as well as a number of smaller residential houses. The site is completely free to enter, making it perfect for holidaymakers on a tight budget.
If you’re looking at going on an excursion during your holiday in Menorca, why not sign up for a boat trip? You’ll find loads of water sport kiosks along the coast offering a variety of boat trips, but if you want to book your place before you arrive on the island, you should check out Katayak. This company offers a fantastic half day catamaran trip which takes you to visit a number of the remote and unspoilt beaches of Menorca which can only be reached by boat. For the price of your ticket, you’ll get the services of the captain and crew, unlimited drinks, local snacks and all the equipment you’ll need to snorkel.
Cala Turqueta Beach in Menorca, Balearic Islands taken by Tuscasasrurales
Hit the beach
Water sport enthusiasts won’t want to miss the chance to spend the day at the beach at Son Xoriguer. This bay is famous for its water sports which come in a variety of forms, including scuba diving, snorkelling, pedalo-hire, kayaking and wind surfing, to name but a few. If you prefer to take a more relaxed approach to a day at the beach, the fine white sands provide the ideal location for adults to soak up the sun whilst the children dig holes and build sandcastles. You’ll find all the usual facilities and services available here, such as sun loungers, parasols and beach bars, as well as several grassy areas just behind which are perfect for enjoying a picnic on.
When it comes to picture-perfect beaches, it doesn’t get much better than Arenal d’en Castell. This golden sandy cove forms an almost perfect semi-circular shape, lapped by calm, aquamarine waters which are just begging to be bathed in. The incredibly clarity of the water makes it not only ideal for swimming, but perfect for snorkelling and scuba diving, too. Since Arenal d’en Castell is a popular family resort, there are loads of useful amenities and services available at this beach, including sun beds, shades and beachside bars, as well as plenty of hotels, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants in the area.
If the weather’s a bit blustery, try spending the day at Cala Blanca this small bay is protected by tall white cliffs topped with pine trees which block out most of the breeze, even on a very windy day. Here you’ll find soft and fine white sands which gently give way to warm, clear waters, providing the ideal place for children to safely play and swim. There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols to choose from if you’ve got some cash to spare, or you could always just lie your towel down on the sand if you haven’t. There is a small selection of beachside bars and restaurants available for when you get hungry, as well as a handful of water sports to try if you get fed up of sunbathing.
Torrenova in Menorca, Balearic Islands taken by Martin
Where to eat and drink
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, Smoix is a must-visit during your holiday in Menorca. This small restaurant is tucked out of the way in Ciutadella and offers modern Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can choose to dine outside on the terrace or in the air-conditioned interior – both are stylishly designed. The extensive menu features a wide variety of meat-based, seafood and vegetarian options which are divided between starters and mains. There is also a decent wine menu and wonderful collection of homemade desserts. If you’re dining on a budget, check out the affordable menu of the day.
For something a bit closer to home, consider eating at The Smugglers. This Scottish-run bar-restaurant serves a popular selection of British dishes, all of which are served in generous portions, so make sure you arrive hungry! In addition to the food, the Smugglers is also known for its quiz and karaoke nights which are open for the whole family to join in with, as well as its well-stocked bar which is full of international and local beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
If you’d prefer something more local, don’t hesitate to spend an evening at El Faro. This popular Spanish restaurant serves all kinds of authentic Menorcan dishes, with a top selection of traditional recipes passed down through the chefs’ families, as well as modern-day dishes which the chefs themselves have created. If you’re feeling hungry but don’t want to break the bank, take a look at the affordable three course menu of the day which allows you to sample some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes for a reasonable price.
Es Tast de na Silvia is another great choice for families and couples looking for some authentic Spanish cuisine. This restaurant boasts a huge menu with small aperitifs designed to awaken the appetite, individual starters, platters to share, fresh fish, meat-based mains and desserts, many of which are prepared onsite. There are loads of different wines to choose from, each of which is designed to complement different dishes on the menu. Be aware – some items on the menu, mainly the Spanish tortilla and whole Menorcan black roasted pig, can only be enjoyed if they’re ordered in advance.
Sea shot in Menorca, Balearic Islands taken by Jorge
Where to stay
Families and couples who want to stay close to the beach during their holiday in Menorca should consider staying at Hotel Santo Tomas. This complex is located just a stone’s throw away from the coast, which means almost all the rooms come with fantastic sea views. Accommodation is available in the form of 85 spacious rooms, two of which are suitable for guests with disabilities. There is a wealth of services and amenities available onsite, including spa with Jacuzzi and sauna, beauty treatments, gym, swimming pools, solarium, bar-café and two restaurants.
Hotel Mediterrani is another top pick for holidaymakers looking for beachside accommodation. Found only 100 metres away from the beach, this complex is set in a friendly resort with a handful of bars, restaurants and shops.
When it comes to low-cost accommodation, it doesn’t get much better than Hostal Jeni. Located in the centre of the island in Es Mercadal, this complex provides the ideal base for exploring – wherever you want to go to. Guests can choose between single, double, junior, highroom and triple rooms, providing something for all budgets and group sizes. Onsite facilities and services are numerous and include gardens, Jacuzzi, sauna, heated swimming pool, meeting room, excursion booking and restaurant.
Cala Mitjana Beach in Menorca, Balearic Islands taken by Tuscasasrurales
June events in Menorca
Sant Joan Festival
23rd June 2015 to 24th June 2015
The Sant Joan Festival takes place in the Plaza del Born, Ciutadella and marks the official start of summer in Menorca. The programme features music concerts, firework displays, bonfires, street parades, horse riding shows and plenty of opportunities to sample the local food and drink.