Averages for Menorca in November

Weather lowdown

The weather continues to cool down in November in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), when the temperatures carry on dropping, the average cloud coverage increases and the rainfall gets heavier. Although the weather isn't as pleasant in Menorca in November as it is during the summer months, the island is much quieter at this time of year, which is perfect for families and couples who want a relaxing holiday away from it all. If you don't want to risk...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 88 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 20°C 68°F

Weather lowdown

The weather continues to cool down in November in MenorcaBalearic Islands (Spain), when the temperatures carry on dropping, the average cloud coverage increases and the rainfall gets heavier. Although the weather isn't as pleasant in Menorca in November as it is during the summer months, the island is much quieter at this time of year, which is perfect for families and couples who want a relaxing holiday away from it all. If you don't want to risk rain spoiling your holiday, you're best off visiting in July or August when temperatures are high and rainfall is very low.

In November, the average temperature for the island begins at 17°C on November 1st and steadily drops down to 13°C by November 30th. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern, falling from 20°C down to 16°C and from 14°C down to 10°C as the month develops. With this in mind, you'll need to bring a couple pairs of long trousers and thin jumpers or cardigans for the daytime, as well as a coat or jacket to ensure you stay warm on an evening. The temperatures can feel even cooler next to the coast of there is a sea breeze.

Even though it only happens now and again, temperatures in Menorca can sometimes rise above 22°C or fall below 7°C at this time of year. The coldest November day ever experienced in Menorca is November 29th 1978, when temperatures as low as 2°C were recorded. At the other end of the scale, the hottest November day ever recorded on the island is November 4th 1970, when temperatures as high as 34.8°C were registered.

Across November, Menorca receives an average of 88mm of rainfall which is spread out between 13 rainy days. With precipitation falling on almost half of the month, there is quite a good chance that you'll get a wet spell or two during your holiday. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you pack an umbrella or some waterproof clothing.

The most common type of rainfall you can expect to see in Menorca in November is moderate rain, thunderstorms or light rain. Although drizzle and heavy rain can also make an appearance at this time of year, they're both unlikely to happen.

The likelihood of rainfall occurring on any given day in Menorca in November stays relatively constant throughout the month. It starts off at 42% on November 1st, before falling down to 41% by November 19th and rising back up to 42% by November 30th.

The highest monthly rainfall which has ever been recorded in Menorca in November is 251.4 l/m2 which occurred in 2001. Not only is this the highest November monthly rainfall, but it's also the highest rainfall which has ever been recorded during any month. The greatest number of wet days the island has ever experienced in November is 24, which happened in 2010. The maximum amount of precipitation which has ever fallen in Menorca within a single 24-hour period in November is 96.5 l/m2, all of which fell on November 10th 1990.

Throughout November, the island enjoys around seven hours of sunshine every day – that's one hour less each day than in October. Despite the small decrease in sunshine, seven hours is still more than enough time to explore the resort and work on your tan if it's warm enough.

Due to the low temperatures, November isn't a popular time of year to hit the beach. During this month, the average sea water temperature for Menorca is 20°C – that's 3°C cooler than in October. Everyone feels water temperature differently, so whilst some might find this the perfect temperature to enjoy a swim, others might think it far too cold.

In November, the length of the day in Menorca is gradually decreasing, with a difference of 54 minutes between the start and the end of the month. The longest day in November is November 1st with 10:27 hours of daylight, whilst the shortest day of the month is November 30th with 9:33 hours of daylight.  

Due to the temperate Mediterranean climate which the island enjoys, Menorca remains fairly humid all-year-round. The average daily humidity for the island in November fluctuates between 63% (mildly humid) and 95% (very humid), rarely falling below 50% (comfortable) or reaching 100% (very humid).

Known locally as The Windy Island, Menorca suffers relatively blustery conditions throughout the year. In November, normal wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze) rarely going above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around November 23rd, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around November 1st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze).

Where to stay

The four-star Casas Lago Aparthotel is ideal for families and couples who want to splash out on their holiday in Menorca. Here you'll find accommodation available in the form of one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, bungalows, suites, studios, single rooms and villas, providing something for all group sizes. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, wellness centre, swimming pool, bars, restaurants and beach club.

Couples who like the sound of a romantic retreat should consider staying at Barcelo Hamilton Menorca. This adults-only hotel provides guests with a choice between recently refurbished superior rooms, superior rooms with views, doubles, junior suites and junior suites with views, guaranteeing something for all budgets. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the onsite services and amenities which include bar, restaurant, swimming pool, wellness centre, Jacuzzis, fitness centre, WiFi throughout and nightly entertainment programme.

When it comes to beachside accommodation, you can't get much closer than Vistamar Apartments. This complex is located on the beach of San Adeodato and provides accommodation in the form of studios, each of which comes with a sea view. There are plenty of facilities and services available, including swimming pool, WiFi access, tennis courts, mini golf, bars and restaurants. 

Things to do

If the weather is a bit dull and you're looking for something to do as a family, consider spending a few hours at the Hippodrome. This entertainment centre features a bar and restaurant, go-kart track, snooker tables, pool tables and table tennis, providing hours of fun for bored adults and children alike. There is even a bridge club which meets there every Wednesday evening at 8pm.

The cooler weather and cloudy days make November a great month to go walking in Menorca. There is a huge number and variety of walking trails available, so whether you'd rather wander along the coast, in the hills or through historically important sites, you're sure to find just the right route to suit you and your group. Some of the shorter routes only take an hour or so, whilst longer treks can take up to a whole day, so make sure you pick something that suits your level of fitness and experience.

If you're not confident in following your own sense of direction, maybe you'd rather sign up for one of the guided tours offered by Talaia Cultura. This outdoor group offers a great choice of cultural and historical sightseeing tours which take in various parts of Menorca, from archaeological walking routes to cultural jeep excursions. If you can't see a tour that interests you, Talaia Cultura even offers 'a la carte' tours which you can tailor to suit your needs and interests.

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