Menorca, Spain: Live Weather
Live weather in Menorca
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- Sunrise 06:58
- Sunset 20:35
|Temp feels like:||75°F (24°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 37m|
|Pressure:||29.95" (1014 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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Historic Temperatures for 19th August in Menorca
|Average High||81°F (27°C)|
|Record High||90°F (32°C) (2003)|
|Average Low||68°F (20°C)|
|Record Low||64°F (18°C) (2005)|
Weather in Menorca
Weather in Menorca
Menorca enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and short mild winters, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year.
Late spring and early summer are the best times to visit, when temperatures are high, the chance of rainfall is low and sunshine hours are at their highest.
Menorca (or Minorca in Spanish and Catalan) is one of the three Balearic Islands which lie off the coast of¬†Spain¬†in the Mediterranean Sea. The other Balearics to the southwest are¬†Majorca,¬†Formentera¬†and the infamous party¬†island,¬†Ibiza.
Menorca¬†is the¬†most northern of the Balearics, so it is slightly cooler and wetter than its southern counterparts.
It is also in the path of no less than eight prevailing winds, leading to its nickname:¬†'The Windy Island'.¬†Menorca¬†is home to the earliest wind farm ever built¬†in the Balearic archipelago.
Summers¬†in¬†Menorca¬†fall between early June and late September, when average temperatures range between 22¬įC (72F) and 25¬įC (77F). Daily lows fluctuate between 18¬įC (64F) and 21¬įC (70F), with¬†daily highs between 26¬įC (79F) and 29¬įC (84F).
The hottest day ever recorded in Menorca was July 26,¬†1983, when temperatures as high as 39.6¬įC (103F) were registered.¬†
The highest average temperature ever recorded in Menorca also falls within the summer period (28.9¬įC - 80F - in August 2003), as well as the highest maximum average temperature (33¬įC - 91F -¬†also August 2003).
Menorca is exceptionally windy throughout the year, especially during summer months. These blustery conditions create the perfect environment for watersports, as well as providing some much-needed relief from the summer heat.
How much sunshine in Menorca?
Up to 13 hours of sunshine per day can be expected at the peak of the summer season, with clear skies an everyday thing for most of the months.
A great way to cool off from the summer heat is to take a dip in the sea.¬†
What is the sea temperature in Menorca?
In summer, average sea-water temperatures range¬†between 21¬įC and 26¬įC in Menorca, so there's absolutely no reason not to hit the beach and take a dip.
By the time April comes around, the average temperature has gone up to 15¬įC, with a nice jump to 18¬įC by the month of May.¬†
Menorca rain forecast
The peak summer months see¬†rainfall¬†at an absolute minimum, but the beginning and end of the season see heavy showers.
In June, Menorca experiences an average rainfall of 16mm spread over five days. This drops to 7mm over three days in July, before rising up to 12mm across four days in August.
The summer season closes with an average rainfall of 70mm spread between 10 rainy days in September.
The lowest monthly rainfall ever recorded in Menorca falls within the summer period. In September 1970 not a single drop of rain fell anywhere on the island!
Autumn Weather in Menorca: October -¬†November
Autumn¬†in Menorca¬†is wet and mild. It is the rainiest time of year and sees heavy showers on an average of 12/13 wet days per month.¬†
On average, November is the wettest month of the year, with an average of 88mm of precipitation falling on 13 wet days. The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced in Menorca is 251.4 l/m2, in November 2001.
In autumn, the average daily temperature drops down to 19.5¬įC in October and down once again to 15¬įC in November.
Daily highs and lows change in a similar fashion, falling from 23¬įC down to 18¬įC and from 16¬įC down to 12¬įC, respectively, as the autumn season progresses.
Night-times can feel particularly cool and the sky is often overcast in Menorca in Autumn.
November sees an average of seven hours of sunshine per day ‚Äď twice the average of¬†London at the same time of year!
The sea is still warm enough for swimming, with average sea-water temperatures ranging between 20¬įC and 23¬įC across October and November.
Winter Weather in Menorca: December - February
Winter¬†in Menorca¬†sees temperatures drop and rainfall increase.¬†Between December, January and February, the average daily temperature ranges between 11¬įC and 12¬įC.
This figure is made up of average highs of 14¬įC-15¬įC and average lows of 8¬įC-9¬įC. Whilst Menorca is warmer than the UK in winter, the island isn't that warm in comparison to¬†other Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
The coldest day ever recorded in Menorca is January 9¬†1985, when temperatures as low as -2.4¬įC were registered.¬†The coldest average temperature also falls within the winter season ‚Äď 7.6¬įC in February 2012.
Rainfall autumn forecast in Menorca¬†
Being one of the wettest seasons of the year, average rainfall in winter is fairly high.
The average precipitation starts off at 59mm across 13 rainy days in December, before falling down to 46mm between 13 rainy days in January, rising up to 61mm across 13 rainy days in February.
Although frost and snow are quite rare in Menorca, they do occur every now and then. The highest number of snowy days ever experienced in Menorca is four, in February 2012. The wettest day ever recorded in Menorca is December 21¬†1979, when 121.3 l/m2¬†fell within a single 24-hour period.
The Tramontana wind that sweeps across the island from the north is prominent during the winter months.
This brings unpredictable, changeable weather, so a rainy day could well be followed by a day of uninterrupted sunshine, and very different weather conditions can be experienced within the same day.
Spring Weather in Menorca: March - May
Spring¬†is considerably sunnier and drier than the autumn months.
Between March and May, average temperatures range between 12¬įC and 18¬įC. Daily highs fluctuate between 15¬įC and 22¬įC, whilst daily lows range from¬†9¬įC to 14¬įC as the month develops.
Menorca Spring Rainfall Forecast
Rainfall continues to decrease as the season progresses, falling from 45mm across nine rainy days in March, down to 44mm between 11 rainy days in April. It drops again¬†to 34mm¬†between eight rainy days in May. Showers are frequent, but the sun still comes out.
Sea temperatures rise from 15¬įC to 18¬įC as the season develops. Although the sea is probably a bit fresh for swimming in March or April, most visitors will find it more than warm enough to take a dip by May.
Sunshine levels increase rapidly throughout the season, already pleasant at nine hours per day in March and climbing to 12 hours per day by May.
The Wild Flowers of Menorca
Menorca is known for being particularly rich in stunning wild flowers, including orchids, and spring is when they bloom. Many species are unique to the island.
With mild weather, spring is a great time to visit the island for a walking holiday.
When holidaying in Menorca, there are weather hazards¬†you should be aware of when planning your vacation.
Due to a¬†close proximity to¬†North Africa, the¬†Balearic Islands¬†suffer from¬†dust storms, caused by¬†hot winds that blow across the Sahara. These tend to land in¬†late winter/early spring, usually around¬†February¬†and¬†March.
Although they're not usually severe, these dust storms¬†can seriously restrict visibility and irritate¬†asthma and other such respiratory problems.¬†Make sure you have medication with you if required.
Spain's¬†droughts¬†are unlikely to have a direct affect on your holiday but they can exacerbate other weather conditions.¬†Bush fires in the summer are made worse by the vegetation being much drier throughout the island.
Droughts can also bring on subsequent periods of¬†heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms. There can be around 10¬†hailstorms a year¬†in Menorca and between¬†10-20 thunderstorms. The heavy rain can in turn lead to¬†flash flooding.