What's the weather like in Palma in August
August is the warmest month of the year in Palma on the Balearic Island of Majorca, Spain, with an average temperature of 25°C. In the afternoon, the temperatures rise to an average of 31°C, while at night, they fall to a comfortable average of 18°C, which makes for perfect weather to swim and sunbathe during the day and to go out in the evening. August 8 is historically the hottest day of the year with a daytime high of 31°C and a nighttime low of 19°C. After this day, the temperatures tend to decrease slightly toward the end of the monthugust 31 has a high temperature of 29°C and a low of 18°C. The sea temperature is now averaging a warm 25°C.
In terms of total rainfall, August comes in as the second driest month, after July. A total of only 10mm of precipitation hits the beaches of Palma throughout the month and there are only 4 days with rainfall. That being said; the chance that rainfall occurs increases significantly in the course of August. August 1 is the driest day of the month with a chance of rainfall of only 12%, while precipitation is most likely on August, with a 21% chance. During this hot month, the most common type of rainfall is thunderstormshey occur on no less than 52% of all days with rainfall. Moderate rain, drizzle and light rain may occur as well, but are far less common, recorded respectively on 24%, 12% and 11% of the rainy days.
A reason for this increase in rainfall is without a doubt the increase in cloud cover. While August 1 is the clearest day of the month with a 23% cloud cover, August 31 is the cloudiest with a cloud cover of 29%. The skies in August are still extremely clear by all accounts, though. A typical day is clear or mostly clear 67% of the time and overcast or mostly cloudy only 6% of the time. The sky is partly cloudy 18% of the time. So, it can be concluded that, in August, rainfall tends to occur as short occasional thunderstorms.
August is also characterised by gradually shortening days. August 1 is the longest day of the month and has 14.12 hours of daylight; August 31 is the shortest day with 13.04 daylight hours. This means that each day is 2.2 minutes shorter than the day before.
Despite this slight increase in cloud cover and the shortening of the days, August is an incredibly sunny month. There are a magnificent 12 hours of sunshine per day on average. Only July has sunnier days, but only by one hour. June's days are similarly sunny.
Hotels in Palma in August
The newly refurbished 3-star Hotel Colon has a family-friendly atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for families travelling on a budget. It is in the centre of the city and within walking distance from the main tourist attractions. Facilities include Jacuzzis in the superior rooms, a bar, bicycle and car rental services, free Wi-Fi in common areas, and meeting and banquet rooms.
Families may also be interested in the self-catering apartments owned by the Hostal Ritzi. There are two apartments; one sleeping up to four people and the other can accommodate five. Hostal Ritzi is situated in the heart of historic Palma, a stone's throw from the Cathedral, King's Palace and the Borne shopping district. You can rent them for either 4 or 7 dayshe apartment are a wonderful base when exploring Palma's cultural heart and shopping streets.
Beaches in Palma in August
Ca'n Pere Antoni
Located near and with a view of Palma's spectacular cathedral, Ca'n Pere Antoni is a natural beach about two kilometres from the city centre. Backed by a fine promenade that is excellent for walking and cycling, Ca'n Pere Antoni is 750 metres long and 25 metres wide. Although you can't do any water sports at the beach, there are, in fact, a restaurant and bar and sunbeds rentals. This is a beach that's popular among locals rather than tourists, which makes it a great alternative to the other sometimes overcrowded beaches in Palma.
Bars and Restaurants
The Room Restaurant is located in the Santa Catalina neighbourhood and is opened from 8.30 in the morning to 1.00 at night. This Italian restaurant prides itself on making, baking and preparing everything they serve themselvesheir pastas, lasagnas, cookies, gnocchi and croissants, for example, are all homemade and absolutely delicious.
Things to do in Palma in August
It is a month for lazing about on one of Palma's many beaches, enjoying some water sports or taking a short boat trip around Palma Bay. Attraction Catamarans runs 4-hour morning excursions, which include lunch, and a special excursion at night including dinner and music.
Casa de la Gran Cristiana
If you want to learn more about the history of the island, you need to visit the Casa de la Gran Cristiana. Within this 16th-century mansion, you will find archaeological remains dating back to Roman times.
Caves of Drach
You might want to join the Caves of Drach and Palma City Tour. After driving past some of Palma's spectacular buildings, this full-day tour heads out to the fishing village of Porto Cristo where you can enjoy a tour of the subterranean Dragon Caves. On the way back to Palma, the tour stops at a Pearl factory. If you are looking for a new piece of jewellery, this could be the ideal place to buy it!