Averages for Palma in September
September is the last month of summer in Palma, the capital city of Majorca, an island in Spain’s Balearic archipelago. The average temperature this month is 22°C, a three-degree decrease since August
Averages for Palma in September
September is the last month of summer in Palma, the capital city of Majorca, an island in Spain’s Balearic archipelago. The average temperature this month is 22°C, a three-degree decrease since August, but still very warm. September is, in fact, the third warmest month of the year, after August and July. June is a close fourth, with an average of 21°C. In September, the mercury drops to a comfortable average of 16°C at night, while in the afternoon, it climbs to an average high of 28°C. These two averages, however, decrease in the course of the month. September 1 is the warmest day of the month with a daytime high of 29°C and a nighttime low of 18°C; September 30 is the coolest day with a high of 25°C and a low of 15°C. The sea temperature is still comfortably warm this month and averages 25°C.
September is characterised by a stark increase in rainfall compared with the two previous summer months. Now, the total amount of rainfall is 40mm and there are 8 days with precipitation. The exact same numbers are also observed in February and March. September is the fifth driest month of the year. The probability that rainfall occurs also increases drastically in the course of the month. September 1 is the driest day of the month with a 22% chance of precipitation, while September 30 is the wettest with a 33% chance. Just like the other summer months, the most common type of rainfall is thunderstorms, which occur on 49% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain is the second most likely type, happening on 27% of the rainy days. Drizzle and light rain may occur as well, but are far less common—they are recorded on 11% and 10% of the days with rainfall.
The length of the days gradually decreases in the course of September, from 13.03 daylight hours in the beginning of the month to 11.48 hours of daylight at the end. This decrease of 1.15 hours implies that each day in September is 2.5 longer than the next one.
About halfway through September, Palma enters the cloudier half of the year. September 1 is the clearest day of the month with 29% cloud cover; September 30 is the cloudiest day with 37% cloud cover. Still, though, a typical day in September is mostly clear or totally clear 58% of the time and is mostly cloudy or overcast only 11% of time. It’s still a pretty sunny time of year!
Where to stay
The Can Cera Boutique Hotel is housed in an authentic 17th-century Majorcan palace, characterised by a traditional Majorcan patio, marble staircases and impressive arches. This first-class luxury hotel features three different room types, a TV room, library, terrace, a couple of restaurants and much, much more.
Another luxurious boutique hotel in central Palma is Can Alomar. Housed in a 19th-century mansion that was built on the site of a 15th-century Gothic palace, the hotel is a protected and heritage-listed building in the city. With its extraordinary façade and combinations of various architectural styles, the building is one of the most important on the Paseo del Borne, which is one of Palma’s most well-known streets. Facilities include the Viewing Tower, solarium terrace, a lounge room, a full-service spa and a couple of restaurants.
Hit the beach
A smallish beach next to the nautical club Sant Antoni de la Playa, Cala Estancia Beach measures 220 metres by 40 metres. Its clear waters and soft warm sands make it a much-visited beach in Palma—the snorkelling right off the beach is excellent. Backed by buildings, this beach is protected from the element in summer as well as in winter, which is why it is a nice place to hang out year-round.
Eating and drinking out
Situated within the luxury boutique Posada Terra Santa Hotel in the heart of the city, the Posada Terra Santa Restaurant has a superb tapas menu and a fine selection of wines and champagnes.
If you’re looking for a new and alternative place to have a few drinks after a long day of exploring, you should go and visit Chakra Bar, a hip Indian-themed brightly-coloured cocktail bar in the heart of Palma.
Things to do
Golf is a popular sport in Majorca. In fact, the island has 23 golf courses, some of which are considered to be among the best in Europe. The Arabella Golf Son Muntaner, situated on the outskirts of Palma, is regarded as one of the most beautiful on the island. If you’re looking for a relaxing morning or afternoon away from the beaches, a round of golf is definitely a valid option!
Fancy a flutter? Then the Casino de Mallorca is the place to go. It is the only casino on the island and there is a restaurant and cocktail bar as well as the obligatory gambling tables. The gambling rooms, cocktail bar and restaurant are open from late afternoon until the early morning hours.
September events in Palma
Festivities of King Jaume I, Santa Ponsa
1st September 2017 to 15th September 2017
A very popular event in Majorca is the Festivities of King Jaume I to commemorate his landing in Mallorca. This is a two-week long festival that starts at the beginning of September. A mock battle between Christians and Moors are the main attraction of the special event. There are many things that make this event special, some include DJ's, markets, parties, and fireworks. The event is held in Santa Ponsa, south-west of Majorca.
Mare de Déu de la Salut
8th September 2017 to 9th September 2017
Mare de Déu de la Salut is one of the most loved festivals in Palma. A huge procession with colorful floral offerings takes place on the night before the festival. On the day of festival, activities to honor the Virgin Mary takes place at the church of Sant Miguel. There is folk dancing and non stop music programs after the day of the event.
Fiesta des Vermar, Binissalem
22nd September 2017 to 24th September 2017
A celebration of grape harvest in the wine growing village of Binissalem. Fiesta des Vermar is a festival in the last week of September with lots of fun activities like a grape stomping contest, music performances, a village dinner and parades. The Grape battle and fire walking are a few highlights to this festival.