March Weather Averages for Menorca, Spain

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in March

March marks the beginning of the spring season in Menorca, Balearic Islands (Spain), when temperatures begin to warm up and the damp weather subsides. Spring is a great time to visit the island if you enjoy mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and don't mind the odd shower or two. Even though it's only a short flight away from the UK, spring in Menorca is much nicer, with significantly higher temperatures, a lot more sunshine and a lot...

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  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 54°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 9°C 48°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 45 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 9 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

What's the Weather Like in Menorca in March

March marks the beginning of the spring season in MenorcaBalearic Islands (Spain), when temperatures begin to warm up and the damp weather subsides. Spring is a great time to visit the island if you enjoy mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and don't mind the odd shower or two. Even though it's only a short flight away from the UK, spring in Menorca is much nicer, with significantly higher temperatures, a lot more sunshine and a lot less rain than an average spring in the UK.

Temperature

During March, the average temperature for Menorca begins at 11°C and slowly rises up to 13°C as the month develops. Daily highs and lows change in a similar way, rising from 14°C to 16°C and from 8°C to 10°C, respectively, throughout the month.

Although things are beginning to warm up in March, these average temperatures are still relatively cool, which means you'll need to pack a fair few pairs of trousers, some t-shirts and even a jumper or two in case it really does get cold. It's also worth packing some swimming gear and beach clothes in case the weather is warmer than you expect. Make sure you pack enough warm clothing if you plan on venturing outside your accommodation of an evening.

Even though it only occurs on rare occasions, temperatures can sometimes rise above 19°C and fall below 5°C in Menorca in March. The coldest March day in Menorca ever registered is March 7th 1971, when temperatures as low as -0.1°C were recorded. At the other end of the scale, the hottest March day ever registered in Menorca is March 23rd 2001, when temperatures as high as 27.2°C were recorded.

Rain

Over the course of March, Menorca receives an average of 35mm of rainfall – that's almost half the amount that usually falls in February. This rainfall is divided between nine rainy days, which means there is a very good chance you'll experience a shower or two during your holiday. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure you take some waterproof clothing or an umbrella with you if you want to avoid getting wet.

The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance on an average day in Menorca in March stays relatively constant throughout the month, ranging slightly from 37% on March 1st down to 35% by March 29th.

The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to get during your holiday are moderate rain, light rain and thunderstorms. Although drizzle and heavy rain are also possibilities during this month, you'll be thrilled to hear that snowfall is practically unheard of – the highest number of snowy days ever experienced by Menorca in March is three which occurred in 1971.

The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Menorca in March is 149.2 l/m2 which happened in 1975. The highest number of rainy days ever seen on the island in March is 22, which occurred during the same year. The maximum amount of rainfall ever to occur within a single day in Menorca in March is 52.8 l/m2, all of which fell on March 29th in 1974.

Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

During this month, Menorca enjoys an average nine hours of sunshine each day – that's one hour more each day than in February. With so many hours of sunshine to take advantage of, you'll have plenty of time to explore the resort and discover new places. Although with an average sea water temperature of just 15°C, you might want to avoid the beaches and outdoor swimming pools.

Daylight Hours

Throughout March, the length of the day in Menorca is gradually increasing, with a difference of 1:18 hours between the start and the end of the month. The shortest day in March is March 1st with 11:20 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is March 31st with 12:38 minutes of daylight.

Humidity

Thanks to the temperate Mediterranean climate which Menorca enjoys, the island stays relatively humid all-year-round. The average daily humidity for the island in March ranges between a mildly humid 60% up to a very humid 96%, rarely falling below a comfortable 42% or reaching as high as a very humid 100%.

Wind

Having been given the nickname The Windy Island, you'd expect Menorca to have fairly strong winds throughout the year and, for many of the months, this is certainly true. Across March, typical wind seeds fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) and 8 m/s (moderate breeze) almost never going above 12 m/s (strong breeze).

The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around March 25th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s occurs around March 9th when the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s (moderate breeze).

Menorca Hotels in March

If a countryside retreat sounds like the perfect kind of getaway, consider staying at Finca Atalis during your holiday in Menorca. This complex is surrounded by nature, with gardens, trees and panoramic vistas everywhere you turn. Accommodation is provided in the form of standard and superior rooms, each of which comes with air conditioning, private bathroom with free toiletries and sea and garden views. There is a handful of onsite amenities and services to enjoy, including swimming pool, excursion booking, free WiFi access throughout and free parking.

For something a bit livelier, take a look at the Barcelo Pueblo Menorca. This hotel is located just a short walk away from the beach and is perfect for families and couples alike. Guests can choose between superior, deluxe and family rooms, providing something for all budgets and group sizes. There are loads of onsite services and facilities to take advantage of, such as spa, gym, daytime and evening entertainment, bars, restaurants, swimming pools and children's water park. There is also a comprehensive all-inclusive option available.

Another great option when it comes to beachside accommodation is Apartamentos Hamilton Court. Just metres away from a white sandy beach, this complex is made up of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments which can sleep up to three, five and seven adults, respectively. Onsite facilities and services include swimming pool, gardens, restaurant, bar and children's playground.

Bars and Restaurants

When it comes to affordable local cuisine, Alaska Cafeteria is a top pick. This small and friendly café serves a wide selection of traditional tapas dishes which are dished up alongside some complementary local wines. The knowledgeable staff know all about the area, so feel free to ask them for any attraction or hotel recommendations. 

For something more filling than tapas, consider making a reservation at Es Moli de Foc. This popular eatery serves authentic Spanish delicacies, as well plenty of local specialities from around Menorca, too. The extensive wine list provides a number of bottles which are sure to perfectly complement whichever main dish you choose. If you're not much of a wine drinker, maybe the 'Cerveseria' will be more to your taste. 

If you're looking for a home-away-from-home atmosphere, look no further than El Castillo. This British-owned bar/restaurant prides itself on serving freshly prepared food in a friendly atmosphere. You'll find a wide variety of dishes available on the menu, with everything from traditional Spanish delicacies and gourmet burgers to Indian specialities and light starters. There are also several children's options available to keep the little ones happy.

Couples looking for somewhere to enjoy a romantic meal should consider spending the evening at Cala Mitjana. This top-end restaurant is known for the high quality of its dishes which range from traditional Spanish tapas to more contemporary European specialities. There is a great selection of starters, pastas, paellas, stews, meats, fish, seafood and pizzas to choose from, as well as a selection of homemade desserts, guaranteeing something for everyone to enjoy.

Things to do in Menorca in March

A trip to Menorca isn't complete without visiting Monte Toro – the highest point in Menorca. This mountain rises 352m above sea level and on a clear day rewards visitors with incredible panoramic views across the whole of the island, so make sure you take your camera with you. Many agree that the highlight of the area is the statue of the Virgin, although non-religious people should make the trip, too, if only to admire the views. At the top of Monte Toro, you'll also find a small convent which is home to several nuns. Be warned – the roads can be rather precarious driving up to Monte Toro, so you'll need a lot of confidence!

If the weather is a bit overcast, while away a few hours by wandering around Lithica. This architectural attraction is divided into various different sections, providing something for everyone to enjoy. Here you'll find an ancient limestone quarry, Medieval-inspired garden, ecological nature reserve and gift shop. Unfortunately, tours of the site aren't yet available in English, but you are provided with a map of Lithica when you enter the site, to help you make sense of the place. There's no café here, so you'll need to bring your own food and drinks if you think you'll need them.

One of the best ways to see what Menorca has to offer is on horseback. Menorca a Cavall offers a number of horse riding excursions, each of which caters for different abilities and interests. There are countryside itineraries, beach visits and several longer excursions which combine the two. If you're looking for a more complete horse riding experience, sign up for one of the trails. Each of the trails lasts between one and two days and they're suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, which means no one needs to be left out.

If you're not scared of a bit of cold water, why not go kayaking during your holiday in Menorca? Menorca en Kayak offers a wide variety of courses, packs, routes and excursions suitable for everyone. There are try-ride, intermediate, advanced, rolling and children's courses available, as well as multi-day routes which take you round the whole of Menorca. If you don't want anything that full on, you can combine your kayaking trip with a walking tour, sailing tour or stand-up paddle experience if you want to break it up a bit.

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