July Weather Averages for Menorca, Spain

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in July

July falls within the summer season in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain) and is sometimes the hottest month of the year. During this time, temperatures are high, the sky is clear and sunshine is guaranteed almost every single day. The start of the month is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy the weather but don't want to put up with the crowds that summer attracts.

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 77°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 69°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 12 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 7 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 3 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 24°C 75°F

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in July

July falls within the summer season in MenorcaBalearic Islands (Spain) and is sometimes the hottest month of the year. During this time, temperatures are high, the sky is clear and sunshine is guaranteed almost every single day. The start of the month is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy the weather but don't want to put up with the crowds that summer attracts.

If you're stuck to travelling during the summer holidays, you'll have to deal with the crowds, but you'll have hot and sunny weather to enjoy at the same time, which almost makes it worth it. If you're not comfortable with high temperatures and oodles of sunshine, you're better off visiting Menorca during the milder spring months, such as April or May, when temperatures are cooler and the chance of getting a cloudy day or two is relatively high.

Temperature

In July, the average temperature for the island begins at 23°C on July 1st and gradually increases until it reaches 25°C by July 31st. Daily highs and lows change in the same way, rising from 27°C to 29°C and from 20°C to 21°C, respectively, as the month develops.

With average temperatures as hot as this, you'll need to bring plenty of light and airy clothing with you on holiday to Menorca to ensure you stay as cool as you can. Make sure you pack plenty of beachwear and swimming gear, too – you'll definitely want a refreshing swim during your holiday.

Even if you're not prone to heatstroke or sunburn, temperatures this high can affect everyone, so pack plenty of sunglasses, hats and suntan cream, too, if you want to avoid spoiling your holiday. Although the temperatures drop significantly in the evening, you'll probably get away with shorts, skirts, shirts and dresses when you go out in Menorca on a night.

Even though it only happens every now and again, temperatures have been known to rise above 31°C and fall below 17°C at this time of year in Menorca. The coldest July day which has ever been recorded on the island is July 8th 1978, when temperatures as low as 13.6°C were registered. At the other end of the scale, the hottest July day in Menorca ever recorded is July 26th 1983, when temperatures as high as 39.6°C were registered. Not only is this the hottest July day on the island, but it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in Menorca during any month.

Rainfall

Across July, Menorca receives around 3mm of rainfall which is divided between an average of three days. With such a tiny amount of rainfall occurring on so few days throughout the month, you probably won't see a drop of the wet stuff at all during your holiday. If you are unlucky to get some precipitation during your stay in Menorca, it will most probably be moderate rain, thunderstorms or light rain. Although drizzle and heavy rain are also a possibility at this time of year, you'll be pleased to hear they are a rare occurrence.

The probability of precipitation making an appearance on any given day in Menorca in July falls as the month progresses then rises up again toward the end of the month. It starts off at 14% on July 1st, before falling to 12% by July 20th and rising back up to 13% by July 31st.

The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Menorca in July is 29.9 l/m2 which happened in 2002. The highest number of rainy days the island has ever seen during this month is ten, which last occurred in 2011. The maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall within a single day in Menorca in July is 21.6 l/m2, all of which fell on July 1st 1979.

Average Sunshine Hours

Across the month, Menorca enjoys an average of 13 hours of sunshine every day – that's the same as in June. With such a high amount of sunshine to take advantage of each day, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the resort, take it easy by the pool and work on your tan at the beach.

Throughout July, the length of the day in Menorca is slowly decreasing, with a difference of 41 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest July day is July 31st with 14:16 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is July 1st with 14:57 hours of daylight.

Average Sea Temperature

If a beach day sounds like just what the doctor ordered, you'll be happy to hear that the average sea water temperature for the beaches in Menorca in July is 24°C – that's 3°C warmer than in June. Even though everyone feels water temperature differently, most people will agree this is the perfect temperature for swimming, diving, snorkelling and all sorts of water sports. The beaches fill up quickly at this time of year, so make sure you get there early if you want to get a good spot.

Humidity

Thanks to the mild Mediterranean climate, Menorca stays relatively humid throughout the year. The average daily humidity for the island in July fluctuates between 49% (comfortable) and 94% (very humid) rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) or reaching 100% (very humid).

Wind

Known locally as The Windy Island, Menorca is fairly blustery all-year-round. In July, average wind speeds are quite calm and range between 0 m/s (light air) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze) almost never rising above 10 m/s (fresh breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around July 1st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around July 28th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.

Menorca Hotels in July

Holidaymakers on a budget should consider staying at Loar Ferreries during their holiday in Menorca. This three-star complex is located in the heart of Ferreries, providing superb access to all sorts of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets. Here guests can choose between double rooms, suites and suites with hydromassage baths, providing something for all budgets. There is a handful of onsite services and amenities available, including bar, restaurant, swimming pool, solarium, free internet access and free parking.

The slightly more expensive four-star Valentin Son Bou Hotel & Apartments provide luxury accommodation at an affordable price. Located just a short drive away from the airport and the beach, this complex is perfect for families and couples who are planning on renting a car to explore the island. Accommodation is available in the form of studio-style apartments, each of which comes with balcony or terrace, air conditioning and satellite TV. Onsite facilities and services include bars, restaurant, WiFi access, entertainment programme, gym, swimming pool, supermarket and free shuttle bus to the beach.

Hostal Residencia Ciutadella is another top choice when it comes to low-cost accommodation. This hostel is located in Ciutadella, within easy access of a number of historical and archaeological attractions, making it ideal for holidaymakers who want to find out a bit about the island's history. Guests can choose between a number of double rooms, each of which comes with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay. There is a small selection of amenities and services available onsite, including bar, restaurant, free WiFi access, shuttle service and air conditioning. 

Menorca Beach for July

If you only get the chance to visit one beach during your holiday in Menorca, it should be Cala Santa Galdana. This long crescent-shaped bay stretches on for what seems like miles and is made up of fine white sands which slowly give way to crystal-clear warm waters. The gentle gradient of the slope provides the ideal conditions for children to play safely in the water whilst the clarity of the sea creates the perfect conditions for swimming and snorkelling. This beach features all the usual facilities and services, including sun loungers, shades, pedalo-hire, lifeguards, beachside bars and restaurants, showers and toilets.

When the weather is remarkably windy, seek shelter in a protected beach. Cala Mitjaneta is usually calm, thanks to the tall white cliffs which protect it from almost all winds. These cliffs are topped by pine trees which not only create beautiful surroundings, but further help to block out any unwanted winds. Like many of the beaches in Menorca, this one is made up of soft white sands and clear blue waters, making it perfect for sunbathing and swimming alike. There are loads of sun loungers and parasols to choose from, as well as plenty of beach space if you'd rather lie your towel down on the sands. Additional services include beachside bars, restaurants and water sports.

Cales Coves is ideal if you're looking for a quiet beach away from the hustle and bustle. This tiny bay is only 34m long and 25m wide, so you'll need to get there early if you want to secure a good spot. When you arrive, you'll find two swimming areas, each of which is surrounded by very tall cliffs which provide useful shade away from the summer midday sun. Because of its small size and remoteness (the nearest car park is a 20-minute walk away) there are no facilities available at this beach, so you'll have to bring your own food, drink and chairs/loungers. Although the lack of facilities can sometimes be a pain, they deter other tourists from visiting, making it perfect if you want some relaxation.

Bars and Restaurants

For something more on the savoury side, check out Café del Nord in the area of Fornells. This café serves a huge selection of appetizers, starters, rice dishes, fish dishes, meat-based options, pizzas and pastas providing something for everyone to enjoy. Although the prices are quite expensive, the quality of the food makes them worth it. If you're on a tight budget but still want to sample the top quality food, opt for the affordable three-course set menu.

When it comes to traditional Menorcan cuisine, it's tough to beat Restaurant Mon. This restaurant is located in Ciutadella and serves a wide variety of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes, all of which are based on authentic recipes. If you're spoilt for choice and aren't sure what to have, opt for the paella – it's one of the restaurant's most popular dishes. With a wide variety of international and local wines to choose from, wine lovers are well-catered for, whilst those with a sweet tooth will be more than happy with the dessert menu on offer.

If you're in the mood for a sweet frozen treat, pop into Heladeria Ambrosia in Mahon. This ice cream shop serves a wide variety of Italian ice creams in popular flavours, such as chocolate, strawberry and lemon, coconut and even Ferrero Rocher. You can choose to purchase your ice cream to take away and enjoy it whilst you wander around the resort, or take it easy and eat it whilst sitting on the shaded terrace. With so many flavours to choose from, you're sure to pay Heladeria Ambrosia a few visits.

Seafood lovers won't want to miss the chance to dine at Restaurante Miramar. This restaurant boasts a fantastic coastal location, with almost every table on the terrace providing diners with unbeatable sea views. Whilst the restaurant serves a little bit of everything, the specialities are certainly the fish and seafood dishes, which range from mussels, octopus and squid to lobster, cod and tuna. There is an extensive wine list available, as well as plenty of beers, spirits and soft drinks to choose from to accompany your meal.

For those looking for an atmospheric drinking hole for the evening, head to Akelarre Jazz Club located by the ferry terminal and the old city walls of Mahon. With two floors of music and dance, as well as an outside terrace area, this place is ideal for lively night, and to enjoy the fabulous choice of cocktails. Thursday nights host wonderful live jazz and blues.

Things to do in Menorca in July

A great way to cool off from the hot summer sunshine is to have a go at some water sports. Diving is one of the most popular aquatic activities available on the island and is offers by numerous water sport kiosks throughout the island. S'Algar Diving is one of the best diving schools on the island and provides a variety of courses, excursions and dive sites to choose from. Activities on offer include try-dives, discover scuba diving boat excursions and various PADI courses. If you want to see the marine life which surrounds Menorca but are a bit uncertain about diving, you'll be pleased to hear that S'Algar Diving also offers a two-hour family-friendly snorkelling tour.

If you're visiting Menorca as part of a family with young children, make sure you spend a day at Aqua Rock in Cala en Bosch. This family-friendly water park is the largest in Menorca and features a number of tame water slides perfect for the little ones to enjoy. Whilst the kids are having the times of their lives on the small slides and in the mini wave pools, the adults can be taking it easy in the Jacuzzi or soaking up the rays in the solarium. In addition to the water attractions, Aqua Rock is also home to a restaurant which serves fast food-type meals, as well as a trampoline area and even a go-karting track.

The waters around Menorca are truly stunning, and what better way to explore them than on a glass bottom boat trip? Amigo's Glassbottom Boat is one of the most popular on the island and offers excursions to a number of Menorca's unspoilt beaches. The boat comes with all the facilities you could imagine, including a glass bottom which allows you to see the local aquatic life without getting wet, two water slides, bar, toilets and large windows so you can take in the scenery. Don't forget to bring your camera with you!

Fortress La Mola is one of the best historic sites in the whole of Menorca, making it definitely worth a visit during your holiday on the island. You can choose to explore the site yourself, finding out information from the various detailed panels, or sign up for a guided tour for a more comprehensive experience. There are three main areas of interest: the historical monument which was built in the 19th century, the natural surroundings which are home to numerous bird species and the panoramic views which stretch on for miles.

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