Menorca, Spain: Live Weather
Live weather in Menorca
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- Sunrise 06:46
- Sunset 18:56
|Temp feels like:||63°F (17°C)|
|Length of Day:||12h 10m|
|Pressure:||30.27" (1025 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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Historic Temperatures for 21st March in Menorca
|Average High||59°F (15°C)|
|Record High||68°F (20°C) (2002)|
|Average Low||46°F (8°C)|
|Record Low||41°F (5°C) (2007)|
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 the temperatures are high, the chance of rainfall is low and the sunshine hours are at their highest. July and August are the busiest months of the year in Menorca, so if you are able to travel outside of the summer school holidays, it's definitely worth it.
Menorca (or Minorca in Spanish and Catalan) is one of the three Balearic Islands which lie off the coast ofÂ SpainÂ in the Mediterranean Sea. The other Balearics to the southwest areÂ Majorca,Â FormenteraÂ and the infamous partyÂ islandÂ ofÂ Ibiza.
MenorcaÂ is theÂ 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.Â MenorcaÂ is home to the earliest wind farm ever builtÂ in the Balearic archipelago.
Summer Weather in Menorca: JuneÂ - September
SummersÂ inÂ MinorcaÂ fall between early June and late September, when average temperatures range between 22Â°C and 25Â°C. Daily lows fluctuate between 18Â°C and 21Â°C, whilst daily highs fluctuate between 26Â°C and 29Â°C.
The hottest day ever recorded in Menorca was July 26thÂ 1983, when temperatures as high as 39.6Â°C were registered on the island. Furthermore, the highest average temperature ever recorded in Menorca also falls within the summer period (28.9Â°C registered in August 2003) as well as the highest maximum average temperature (33Â°C, also registered in August 2003).
Minorca is exceptionally windy throughout the year, especially during the summer months. These blustery conditions create the perfect environment from water sports, as well as providing some much-needed relief from the summer heat.
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 and with average sea water temperatures ranging between 21Â°C and 26Â°C in summer, there's no reason not to hit the beach.
The peak summer months seeÂ rainfallÂ 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 ten 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 -Â November
AutumnÂ in MenorcaÂ 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.Â 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, which fell in November 2001.
In autumn, the average daily temperature drops down to 19.5Â°C in October and down once again to 15Â°C in November. Daily highs and lows change in a similar fashion, falling from 23Â°C down to 18Â°C and from 16Â°C down to 12Â°C, respectively, as the autumn season progresses.
Night times can feel particularly cool and the sky is often overcast. November sees an average of seven hours of sunshine per day â€“ this is twice the average in London at the same time of year! The sea is still just warm enough for swimming, with the average sea water temperatures ranging between 23Â°C and 20Â°C across October and November.
Winter Weather in Menorca: December - February
WinterÂ in MenorcaÂ sees temperatures drop and rainfall increase.Â Between December, January and February, the average daily temperature ranges between 11Â°C and 12Â°C.This figure is made up of average highs of 14Â°C-15Â°C and average lows of 8Â°C-9Â°C. Whilst Menorca is warmer than the UK in winter, the island isn't that warm in comparison to the other Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
The coldest day ever recorded in Menorca is January 9thÂ 1985, when temperatures as low as -2.4Â°C were registered. Furthermore, the coldest average temperature also falls within the winter season â€“ 7.6Â°C which was registered in February 2012.
Being one of the wettest seasons of the year, the average rainfall in winter is fairly high. The average precipitation starts off at 59mm spread across 13 rainy days in December, before falling down to 46mm divided between 13 rainy days in January and rising up to 61mm spread 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, which occurred in February 2012. The wettest day ever recorded in Menorca is December 21stÂ 1979, when 121.3 l/m2Â 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 very 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
SpringÂ is considerably sunnier and drier than the autumn months. Between March and May, the average temperatures range between 12Â°C and 18Â°C. Daily highs fluctuate between 15Â°C and 22Â°C, whilst daily lows fluctuate between 9Â°C and 14Â°C as the month develops.
The rainfall continues to decrease as the season progresses, falling from 45mm spread across nine rainy days in March down to 44mm spread between 11 rainy days in April and down once again to 34mm spread between eight rainy days in May. Showers are frequent, but the sun usually comes out between them.
Sea temperatures rise from 15Â°C to 18Â°C as the season develops. Although the sea is probably a bit to cool for swimming in March or April, most visitors to the island 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. 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 someÂ weather hazardsÂ you should be aware of when planning your vacation.
Â Due to their close proximity toÂ North Africa, theÂ Balearic IslandsÂ suffer fromÂ dust storms, caused byÂ the hot winds that blow across the Sahara. These tend to hit the area around late winter/early spring, usually aroundÂ FebruaryÂ andÂ March.
Although they're not usually severe, they can seriously restrict visibility and irritateÂ asthma and other such respiratory problemsÂ so, if you suffer from one, make sure you carry your medication with you whilst on holiday.
Spain'sÂ droughtsÂ are unlikely to have a direct affect on your holiday but they can exacerbate other weather conditions, which might. Bush fires in the summer are made worse by the vegetation being much drier throughout the island.
Furthermore, droughts can bring on subsequent periods ofÂ heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms. There can be aroundÂ ten hailstorms a yearÂ in Menorca and betweenÂ 10-20 thunderstorms. The heavy rain can in turn lead toÂ flash flooding.