Majorca Weather May Averages, Spain
What's the weather like in May in Majorca
Is Majorca warm in May? Well, May is a very pleasant time to visit Majorca, Balearic Islands, when spring is in full bloom. The average temperature at the beginning of the month is a mild 15-16°C which rises up to 18-19°C by the end, making it a great month to enjoy a sunshine holiday, compared to resorts such as London, which are still experiencing wet and cold weather.
Majorca in May is similar to what you will get in October in Majorca .
Throughout the month, daily highs increase from 21°C (70F) in the first week to 25°C (77F) in the last week, only going above 29°C (84F) or under 17°C (63F) one day in 10. On the other hand, daily low temperatures range from 10°C (50F) at the start of the month to 14°C (57F) towards the end, exceeding 17°C or falling below 6°C (43F) only one day in 10.
Due to the temperatures increasing as May progresses, the coldest days of the month are always found at the start, with the hottest days at the end of the month. The highest temperature ever recorded in Majorca in May is a sweltering 34°C, with the lowest recorded May temperature being only 2°C (36F). When you compare these temperatures to the average monthly temperature of 17°C, it's easy to see that they're the extremes and certainly not the norm.
Unusually, in 2013, May had the largest number of cooler than average days, with 58% days colder than the average low temperature for the month. However, May was also the clearest month in 2013, with 81% of days being more clear than cloudy.
With an average of 30mm of rainfall spread across seven days, there is a small chance you'll experience some rain during your holiday. Moderate rain is the most common type of precipitation in May, followed by thunderstorms, light rain and drizzle. Heavy rain and snowfall are almost unheard of at this time of year, although cloudy spells are practically guaranteed. Average cloud coverage starts at 41% at the beginning and decreases as the month progresses until it reaches 34%.
The chance of rainfall drops dramatically from 31% on May 1 down to 22% by May 31. Moderate rain is most common around May 1, thunderstorms on May 12, light rain on May 5 and drizzle around May 1.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature in May in Majorca is a refreshingly cool 18°C (64F), despite the generally high humidity.
Over the course of the month, the humidity ranges from comfortable to very humid, with May 1 being the most humid, and May 30 the least.
During May you can expect an average of 12 hours of sunshine each day in Majorca, which varies according to the cloud density. Just as daylight hours increase as the month progresses, the number of sunshine hours also goes up as the month continues. In spite of the daily sunshine, Majorca experiences around three foggy days each May.
Majorca Hotels in May
When it comes to self-catering accommodation, Aucanada Club is one of the best hotels in Alcudia. Made up of 62 apartments and 11 villas, each unit comes equipped with two bedrooms, terrace or balcony, laundry room and kitchen complete with everything you'll need to cook your own meals. There are loads of amenities available, such as mini market, gym, swimming pools and Jacuzzi.
Hotel Illa d'Or
If you're looking for a spa break, it doesn't get much better than Hotel Illa d'Or in Puerto Pollensa. Here you can choose between individual, standard and double rooms, as well as a selection of suites. Facilities are numerous and include WiFi access, bar, restaurant, sports facilities and spa with massage and treatment services.
Inturotel Cala Esmeralda
Inturotel Cala Esmeralda in Cala d'Or is perfect for couples wanting a romantic escape. This adults only hotel features swimming pools, wellness centre, beach bar and organised entertainment throughout the day. There are loads of sporting activities available in the immediate area, such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling, hiking, running, golf and tennis.
Valentin Puerto Azul Aparthotel
Families and couples searching for holiday accommodation in Majorca should take a look at Valentin Puerto Azul Aparthotel in Puerto Pollensa. Very close to the beach and the centre of the resort, this hotel offers many facilities for everyone to enjoy, including WiFi, swimming pools, children's activities and adults' entertainment.
Protur Vista Badia Aparthotel
Protur Vista Badia Aparthotel in Sa Coma is another top pick when it comes to accommodation in Majorca. This four-star hotel features one-bedroom apartments and studios, each of which comes complete with full bathroom, air conditioning, heating, balcony, plasma TV, phone and kitchen. There are many facilities available to guests, such as WiFi, gym, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, pool bar, restaurants, sauna and children's club.
Majorca Beach for May
If you're searching for a secluded beach to spend the day, Cala Mondrago might be just the place. Lined by two large cliffs, this beach has calm, clear waters which create the ideal conditions for swimming and snorkelling. Facilities are extensive and include a bar/restaurant, sun loungers, shades, pedalo hire and free parking nearby.
Although Majorca isn't known for its surfing opportunities, Cala Mesquida is a top location to ride some waves. This Blue Flag beach is unprotected from the wind, which makes it ideal for surfing and similar water sports, like kitesurfing and body boarding. Here you'll find a handful of facilities, such as sun loungers, parasols and pedaloes, with a selection of restaurants and bars in the local area.
Bars and Restaurants
Es Pati is a popular restaurant found in the north east of Majorca in Sant Llorenc des Cardassar. The menu changes regularly, so there will always be something new for you to try. Most people travel to the restaurant to sample the five-course surprise menu, which leaves you guessing what you've ordered until it arrives on your plate.
Boston O'Brady's in Santa Ponsa is another top choice when it comes to dining out in Majorca. This restaurant serves massive portions and is great value for money, making it ideal for those on a budget break. The staff here are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you have a great evening.
Ruby Tuesday's in Palma Nova is a top choice for couples and families looking for a bit of evening entertainment during their holiday. Located on the coast, this bar offers loads for the whole family to enjoy, including activities such as bingo, games, quizzes and karaoke. There is also a great line up of live acts every night, to keep the whole family smiling.
If you want to keep up with the latest sport during your stay, make sure you visit Linekers in Alcudia, where you'll find almost every game and match shown across 22 large screens and a huge projector. Several football matches can be shown at one time, so you'll never have to miss your favourite team playing. After sunset, Lineker's drops its sports atmosphere in favour of a nightclub vibe with DJs and dance tunes played until the early morning.
Things to do in Majorca in May
The Mondrago Natural Park
The Mondrago Natural Parkis a great place for the whole family to spend the day. Located on the south east coast close to Santanyi, this area is full of white sand beaches where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a dip in the sea. There is also an information centre open from 9am until 4pm where you can find out information about the park and the migratory birds which pass through.
Little Railway Journey
Railway enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to visit the Ferrocarril de Soller. Known as one of the "great little railway journeys of the world", this train begins at the terminal close to the Plaza de España in Palma and travels to Soller. On this journey you pass by many orange groves, olive groves and remote farmhouses. The whole trip takes around an hour and is a great way to unwind whatever the weather.