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Sunday 1 May
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1 May
UK Time: 22:09 BST
Local Time: 23:09 CEST
13°C (55°F)
2mph (3kmh)
  • Sunrise 06:49
  • Sunset 20:43
  • Moonrise 03:28
  • Moonset 14:36
Temp feels like: 13°C (55°F)
Length of Day: 9h 25m
Humidity: 51%
Dew Point: 3°C (37°F)
Pressure: 30.18" (1022 hpa)
Average for May 18°C (64°F)
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Latest Santa Ponsa Holiday Reviews

  • santa ponsa holidayed

    I have been going to Santa Ponsa for the last 16 years and weather has always been very good despite being there at diff...

    Anonymous
  • Great Holiday resort.

    Every day was a scorcher. It's nearly guaranteed in Mallorca. In August, when we were there, it was very warm at night...

    Anonymous
  • Hotel Rey Don Jaime - Santa Ponsa

    Absolutely roasting! I had checked this site to look at the temperatures and they far exceeded the ones shown. Most days...

    Anonymous
  • My Holiday in Santa Ponsa

    Hot, hot hot!!!! It was absolutely fantastic. We had cloud on the first day of our holiday but every single day after t...

    Anonymous
  • santa ponsa in aug.2007

    As you would expect sunny and warm . There were some nights we had thunder storms but watching the lighting over the M...

    Harry Glennie
  • Santa Ponsa

    I have been four times to Santa Ponsa. April seems a bit cloudy with some good sunshine days. May late on is usually goo...

    Anonymous

Historic Temperatures for 1st May in Santa Ponsa

Average High 20°C (68°F)
Record High 30°C (86°F) (2005)
Average Low 10°C (50°F)
Record Low 5°C (41°F) (2001)

Weather Overview for Santa Ponsa

Weather Overview for Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is a popular holiday resort on the southwest coast of Majorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands. It is less than 10 kilometres west of Magaluf and not far from the island’s capital Palma.

Santa Ponsa enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. The warm surrounding seas help moderate this climate, which is especially noticeable during the mild winters. In fact, Santa Ponsa receives only 400mm of rain per year. The climate has helped make the island very popular with European tourists, especially those looking to escape colder, wetter conditions in northern countries.

The sea surrounding Santa Ponsa is warm year round – this is the principal reason for the mild winters. The sea temperature varies between 14°C in winter and 26°C in summer, and it is generally comfortable for swimming from late May to mid-November. This means tourists can visit the resort outside of the peak summer season if they do not mind slightly milder conditions and if they desire less crowds. 

View of Palma de Majorca, near Santa Ponsa in the Balearic Islands

Summer

Summer is the prime season when people flock to Santa Ponsa. The weather is typically hot and dry with plenty of sunshine. The main summer months of JuneJuly and August receive just 10% of the annual rainfall. In fact, July is by far the driest month of the year with a monthly rainfall total of 9mm and merely 2 days of precipitation.

Average daytime temperatures rise from 22°C in June to 25°C by August, with night-time lows also reaching a comfortable 18°C during summer. This cooler weather will be welcome after the hot days, but is still temperate enough to enjoy evenings outside. July and August are the hottest months overall, experiencing daily high temperatures of 30°C.

However, the great summer weather actually starts in late May and lasts all the way through to September with temperatures between 23°C and 26°C in these two shoulder months, so you have even longer to visit the beautiful Santa Ponsa.

With 12 or 13 hours of sunshine per day in mid-summer in Santa Ponsa, sunshine is abundant and the great weather makes the brilliant beaches even more enjoyable. Sea temperatures peak at 25°C to 26°C between July and September, so these would be the best months to visit if swimming is your priority.

Summer temperatures can sometimes get very high—up into the mid-30s and even beyond. It would be advisable therefore to pack plenty of light layers and sun-lotion. Thankfully, the resort’s coastal location allows for some much appreciated relief by cooling sea breezes on the hottest days. The Embat is a well-known local wind that brings cooler sea air. It is caused when hot air rises up from Majorca’s mountains and draws in the cooler sea air in its place. It is very welcome by locals on the hottest days of summer.

View of Santa Ponsa

Winter

Winters are mild in Santa Ponsa, seeing much warmer temperatures and more sunshine than northern European destinations. Highs of 15°C and average temperatures around 9°C are common throughout the season, so it is only the lowest temperatures of 4°C in January and February which will actually feel cold. These are the coldest months of the year and you may need a coat at these times, but the good news is, you will still experience 6 or 7 hours of sunshine per day so a sunny Christmas Day is very possible!

The Mediterranean Sea temperature ranges from 14°C to 16°C in winter and is only suitable for swimming for the hardiest of visitors, but you will be able to get about on foot and see the wonderful area – especially as you probably won’t need an umbrella. You may get some wet and windy weather in winter, but that’s normally short-lived. Each winter month receives only between 35mm and 45mm of rain across one week in each month, so if luck is on your side, you probably won’t see any at all.

In general, winter sees a lot of good weather with plenty of sunshine and comfortable daytime temperatures—excellent weather for outdoor activities. You’ll get rain, but not a lot, and cold temperatures are rare. Winter is low season and the absence of the huge summer crowds will allow for a completely different experience in the resort. 

Quarry Cantera in Santa Ponsa. Photo by Luc.T

Autumn/Spring

These two seasons both enjoy lovely weather and if you factor in the fewer visitors and cheaper prices, they can arguably be the best times of the year to visit the resort. Of the two seasons, autumn is slightly warmer, while spring is drier. In fact, autumn is the wettest season of the year (although it’s never really that wet).

Early autumn still has high temperatures and summer heat effectively remains in place until late October. Average daily highs are in the upper 20°Cs during September and peak at 23°C in October. Lows still do not dip below 15°C until late October moving into November, when single figures start to be seen at night, although daily highs still reach 18°C. However, sea temperatures reduce rapidly to a rather chilly 19°C by the end of the season.

Autumn is also by far the wettest time of year and October has the most rain of the year with 63mm across 11 wet days, so it may be worth checking the forecast. Still, an average of 7 or 8 hours of sunshine per day is a clear indicator that overcast and wet conditions do not last long in Santa Ponsa, especially compared to Britain’s autumnal weather.

Spring is much drier with an average of 30-39mm of rain falling in each month, enabling a glorious rise in sunshine hours from 8 in March to 11 per day by May. Still, night-time lows remain in single digits throughout April, although temperatures will start increasing quickly, peaking above 20°C. You may not want to swim as sea temperatures are only 18°C at their maximum, but on the whole spring is dry and very sunny. This could be the perfect time to visit if you’d like to get out and about exploring the local attractions without the high heats of summer. 

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