What's the weather like in Palma in February?
The weather in Palma on Majorca, Spain, during February is very similar to that in January. Temperatures range from 5°C in the middle of the night to 15°C in the afternoon. These low and high temperatures are exactly the same as they were the previous month. Both temperatures stay essentially constant throughout the month, with possibly a tiny increase toward the end. February is the second coldest month of the year in Palma. The overall average temperature is 10°C, the same as January and one degree colder than in December. In March, the temperature will increase to an average of 12°C. The sea temperature averaging 15°C. This is definitely no weather to spend your days on the beach. It is, however, excellent weather for other outdoor activities.
An average day in February receives 8 hours of sunshine.
First, the days are still very short, though they do lengthen significantly in the course of the month. February 1 is the shortest day with 10.10 daylight hours; February 28 is the longest day with 11.17 hours of daylight. This 1.07-hour increase means that each day is 2.3 minutes longer than the previous one.
The second reason is the high cloud cover. February is the cloudiest month of the year, with February 7 as historically the year's cloudiest day (45% of cloud cover). Cloud cover averages 44% and stays virtually constant throughout February. This percentage doesn't mean that it's extremely cloudy though. A typical day in February has clear or mostly clear skies 46% of the time, partly cloudy skies 29% of the time, and is overcast or mostly cloudy 20% of the timehis explains the 7 sunshine hours out of 10 to 11 daylight hours, which is not bad by any means.
In terms of rainfall, February is definitely in the wetter half of the year. The total amount of precipitation is 40mm, which is spread out over 8 days with rainfall. The exact same numbers are recorded in March and September as well. The probability that you will experience rainfall on any given day doesn't vary much in the course of the month and stays around 34%. The most common type of rainfall, by far, is moderate rain, which happens on 49% of the days with rainfall. Drizzle is second most likely, occurring on 21% of the days with precipitation. Light rain and thunderstorms happen on 13% and 10% of those days respectively.
Hotels in Palma in February
The Hotel Palladium is an ideal base for exploring the delights of Palma. Located on Paseo Mallorca, the hippest street in the resort, Hotel Palladium is in the centre of the city, close to the Cathedral, restaurants and nightlife. It is well-equipped and caters to both tourists and business travellers. Facilities include but aren't limited to a sauna, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, room service, a bar and café, and meeting rooms.
If you'd rather be next to the sea, the 4-star Catalonia Majorica is on the seafront, next to the Porto Pi shopping centre. It features an outdoor swimming pool that looks out over the Mediterranean Sea, a large sun area with a bar, free Wi-Fi, Jacuzzis, a fitness centre, a heated indoor pool, and an Internet corner.
Bars and Restaurant
If you're missing out on your favourite matches while in Palma, head to Hogan's Irish bar and restaurant to watch football or Six Nations rugby on one of the bar's nine plasma-screen TVs. Hogans also serves food and there's live music. This is the place to go for a hamburgers and a pint of Guinnessogan's is the only authentic and the very first Irish pub in the resort!
Nuru Restaurant is a stylish fusion restaurant in Palma's vibrant art district, Santa Catalina. This is a place where food is art as wellreat care is taken when preparing the food and presentation is equally as important.
Things to do in Palma in February
Sa Rueta and Sa Rua
Just before the start of Lent, the people of Palma celebrate the carnivals of Sa Rueta and Sa Rua. Sa Rueta is a celebration especially for children, but everybody can enjoy Sa Rua and watch the carriages parade through the streets of the city.
Palma also has its share of historical sites. Bellver Castle is a circular castle that was built between 1300 and 1310. As well as giving you a sense of the history of the city, the castle houses archaeological remains and art and sculpture collections.
Palma de Mallorca Cathedral
The magnificent Palma de Mallorca Cathedral is also well worth a visit. It's set on a hill overlooking the bay and the magnificent artwork attracts visitors from all over the globe.
For those who want to enjoy the retail therapy, there will be ample opportunity while in Palma to do so, with plenty of boutique shops to enjoy.