Majorca, Spain: Live Weather
Live weather in Majorca
The latest and today's weather in Majorca, Spain updated regularly
- Sunrise 07:31
- Sunset 19:57
|Temp feels like:||73°F (23°C)|
|Length of Day:||12h 26m|
|Pressure:||30.04" (1017 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
Latest Majorca Holiday Reviews
Two weeks holiday in Majorca in September 2017
Three days blue skies, remainder cloudy with heavy thunderstorms and drizzle but warm for most of the time...
Silver Anniversary in Pollenca with our grown up daughters. It was fantastic. We had our Honeymoon in Port Pellenca and the place had changed dramatically but the locals still as friendly.
The weather was extremely nice sunny days. We stayed in a Villa Plus property which was lovely. The pool wasn't heated...
Weather was excellent with no rain at all. Holidays were taken mostly in June but one year it was August - very hot arou...
my holiday in Alcudia Majorca
arrived 20th august 2013 to beautiful warm weather. by the Saturday was at its peak of 38..unfortunately this was follow...
We went in may so the weather was ok.we got about three days of sunshine although the other days were interrupted by clo...
my holiday in majorca
Fantastic, we had sun every day until our last day when the clouds opened up and I believe it rained for 7 days thereaft...
Historic Temperatures for 16th September in Majorca
|Average High||79°F (26°C)|
|Record High||91°F (33°C) (2014)|
|Average Low||61°F (16°C)|
|Record Low||55°F (13°C) (1996)|
Weather in Majorca
Majorca, also spelled Mallorca, enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers and mild winters.
The island is mountainous and this gives rise to varying climatic conditions according to location: the prevailing winds come from the northwest so southeast regions are generally warmer and drier.
Northwest regions and the mountains receive the highest levels of rain, though this is never particularly high.
Coastal regions receive around 300 days of sunshine per year. Higher altitudes always experience cooler temperatures. Majorca sits in the Mediterranean Sea, south of mainland Spain and north of Africa.
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Spring Weather in Majorca
From March until May, spring is in the air. The weather is warm with low to moderate rainfall. This decreases to an almost negligible amount in May. As in autumn, temperatures are pleasant and the crowds are thinner.
The average high temperature climbs to 17°C (63F) in March, 19°C (66F) in April and 23°C (73F) in May. Night-time temperatures remain cool for the whole season, so a jumper and a jacket are essential.
However, sitting just above Northern Africa, Majorca is in the path of the hot, dry Sirocco wind. This usually just affects the southern coast where it can push temperatures into the low 40s. If sand-bearing, the Sirocco can also drop dust on its path and fill the sky with a haze.
Sunshine levels get up to 10 hours per day in April. Spring is sunnier than autumn but the spring sea is too cold for swimming. Majorca benefits from its southerly location in the Mediterranean Sea. Hot summers and mild winters are a result of its proximity to the equator. The surrounding waters ensure real extremes of temperature are avoided at any time.
Summer Weather in Majorca
June to September is hot with low rainfall and plenty of sunshine. At the beginning of the season the average high temperature is already very hot at 27°C (81F). It then rises to 30°C (86F) at the peak of the heat, August, before getting back down to 27°C in September.
Sunbathers will find great relief in the 'Embat', a local wind that is created by heat rising from the island, drawing in cooler air from the sea. While humidity is low and coastal areas usually receive a cooling breeze, the heat can be a little uncomfortable. On still, sunny days the temperature can spike into the high 30s. If you choose to visit in this kind of heat, it is advisable to follow the example of locals and take a siesta (afternoon nap or rest) during the hottest part of the day.
How warm is the sea in Majorca?
The sea temperature can get up to 26°C (79F), with the peak, summer months enjoying 12-13 hours of sunshine per day.
Autumn Weather in Majorca
Spanning October and November, autumn is warm but wet, yet still sunny. This is a great time to go to avoid the crowds; October is still warm enough for lounging on the beach with an average high of 24°C, though night-times are cooler at an average low of 17°C. November, with an average high of 19°C, is too cool for sunbathing but still pleasantly warm. November nights can be quite chilly, however, at an average of 12°C (54F).
The sea remains warm enough for swimming until the end of the season. October is the wettest month of the year, but the fact that each day still receives eight hours of sunshine on average shows that rainfall is concentrated in heavy showers. Dismal, grey conditions rarely prevail for an extended period.
Majorca in October
In terms of whether Majorca is warm in October, 2018 enjoyed a glorious month with no registered rainfall. While cloud cover increased in the final two weeks of that month, the average temperature was still around 20°C.
Winter Weather in Majorca
December to February is exceedingly mild and very bright for winter in the northern hemisphere. The average high temperature is at its lowest in January at 15°C (59F). In December and February, daytimes usually get up to around 16-17°C. At night, the average low is around 8°C (46F) and it can occasionally get down to freezing. Up in the mountains, snow is common but it rarely settles in the lowlands. Rain reduces as the season progresses though showers are quite common.
Sunshine levels get down to six hours per day in December, but rise to eight in February. These conditions may not sound attractive, but when considered in comparison to December in London – 9°C average high, three hours of sunshine – you can understand why Majorca is considered a year-round holiday destination. At this time of year, blazing sunshine and heat in the high teens sometimes develops, but bikini weather is unlikely. Winter is a good time to visit for walking holidays.
Weather Hazards in Majorca
Flash Flooding and Storms
Autumnal weather in Majorca, particularly in October, can be severe, experiencing everything from flash flooding to extreme hailstorms, to tornadoes. From September through to December, Majorca is subject to heavy rainfall that can lead to flash flooding. This is at its worst in October, which is the peak thunderstorm month.
Torrential rain over the mountains can result in flash flooding along the coastline three to four hours later. These storms usually only occur for 2-3 hours in the afternoon though, with the rest of the day experiencing pleasant weather. Make sure that your accommodation is not in a region that will be affected by flash flooding. Equally important, never camp in an empty stream: if flash flooding does occur, you won't be able to vacate the area quickly enough.
While there was flash flooding in Majorca in 2018, this level of damage is very rare.
Hailstorms can occur between March and April and November and December. They tend to happen after 3pm and can cause significant damage to cars. However, heavy rain is more common. The easiest way to tell whether you will see hail is by looking at the colour of the clouds: a greenish tinge will be a sign of hail.
Hailstorms can also be a precursor to tornadoes in September and October. Majorca will usually experience around 5-6 tornadoes a year. Thirty per cent of these are considered to be strong (113-180km/hr), however, the weaker ones can still cause damage due to their wind speeds (80-112km/hr).