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Palma Weather in January, Spain

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    5 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    11 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    50 mm

January, 2024

1 Avg 11º 52º
2 Avg 12º 54º
3 Avg 12º 54º
4 Avg 14º 57º
5 Avg 11º 52º
6 Avg 11º 52º
7 Avg 11º 52º
8 Avg 10º 50º
9 Avg 11º 52º
10 Avg 12º 54º
11 Avg 12º 54º
12 Avg 11º 52º
13 Avg 12º 54º
14 Avg 10º 50º
15 Avg 10º 50º
16 Avg 11º 52º
17 Avg 48º
18 Avg 10º 50º
19 Avg 11º 52º
20 Avg 10º 50º
21 Avg 10º 50º
22 Avg 48º
23 Avg 10º 50º
24 Avg 11º 52º
25 Avg 10º 50º
26 Avg 10º 50º
27 Avg 12º 54º
28 Avg 11º 52º
29 Avg 11º 52º
30 Avg 11º 52º
31 Avg 11º 52º
Avg Historical Daily Average

What's the weather like in Palma in January?


Holiday-makers wanting to escape the freezing winter temperatures in the UK may well find some welcome respite in Palma, the capital of the island of Majorca in Spain's Balearic Islands. The average temperature in January is 10°C, but be warned, it can drop down as low as 4°C, so you'll need to pack plenty of warm clothing. The average nighttime low temperature is 5°C, while during the day, the mercury climbs to a comfortable average of 15°C, an excellent temperature for outdoor pursuits. Both the average low and average high temperatures stay almost perfectly constant throughout the month. This is the coldest month of the yearanuary 12 is historically the coldest day of the entire year with a nighttime low of 4°C and a daytime high of 15°C.

Sea Temperature

The sea temperature in Palma in January is exactly the same as the air temperature, averaging 15°C. This is almost as cold as the Mediterranean Sea ever gets in these parts; only February has colder water (14°C).


In terms of rainfall, January is among the wettest months of the year, with a total amount of rainfall of 50mm and 11 days with precipitation. Only October receives more wetness; November and April have the same total. The chance that precipitation occurs on any given day in January ranges around 36% and doesn't change very much in the course of the month. The most common type of rainfall is moderate rain, occurring on 50% of the days with rainfall. Drizzle, light rain and thunderstorms are observed as well, respectively on 22%, 13% and 10% of the rainy days.

Sunshine Hours

January is not only one of the wettest months; it is also one of the darkest. The days in January are the second shortest in the yearnly December has shorter days. On the plus side, though, the length of the days gradually increases in the course of the month. January 1 has 9.25 hours of daylight while January 31 has 10.08 daylight hours. Cloud cover is almost at its annual high this month, ranging around 44%. The annual maximum percentage of cloud cover is 45% and is reached in the first week of February.

These short days with (partly) cloudy skies result in some of the least sunny days in the year. A typical day in January has 7 sunshine hours, only one hour more than the annual low of 6 hours in December. November and February receive the same amount of sunshine. 7 hours of sunshine is, however, much more than what you can expect from a typical January day in the UK.

Hotels in Palma in January


Although the Mirador is a 4-star hotel, it does not charge 4-star prices. The hotel looks out across the bay and is surrounded by bars and restaurants. Its central location makes it a very affordable option for those wanting a budget break after the expensive festive season. The Mirador also stands out from the other accommodations in Palma because of its personal decoration, marble-floor rooms and its wonderful art gallery.

Costa Azul

The Costa Azul hotel is another popular choice with British holidaymakers. This hotel also looks out over the harbour and is in an ideal location for shopping and nightlife. There are no less than nine different room types and plenty of facilities, including a gym, wellness centre, solarium and swimming pool, coffee bar, restaurant, pool bar, and meeting rooms.

Bars and Restaurants

Gastro-Gourmet Restaurant

The Gastro-Gourmet Restaurant is a part of the Boutique Hotel Calatrava and boasts amazing views of the Mediterranean Sea. The menu consists of Mediterranean cuisine with local Majorcan and Spanish touches. The restaurant is made up of a beautiful indoor seating area and a pleasant outdoor terrace.

Rialto Cafe

The Rialto Café at Rialto Living, a designer store focused on relaxed and stylish living, is a great place for both shopping and eating. The café serves breakfasts, lunches, snacks and beverages.

Things to do in Palma in January

Fiesta Season

If you enjoy parties, you'll love Palma in January! It is fiesta season and everybody is invited to join in the fun. The entertainment kicks off in the evening of the 16th when the locals sit singing traditional songs around small bonfires. The following day, a colourful parade made up of horseback riders, floats and animals makes its way through the city.

Fiesta of Sant Sebastia

Just three days later, you can witness the biggest cultural event on Palma's calendar- the Fiesta of Sant Sebastia. Several of the city's squares are transformed into stages for live music. Each stage specialises in its own genre, be it traditional flamenco, classical, jazz or rock music.

Passeig des Born

Of course, there's more to Palma than just parties. Those who enjoy shopping will love the up-market boutiques in the Passeig des Born and the small specialist shops of the Placa Major. Palma is not a large city, so it should be possible to visit most of the main shopping areas in a single day. As an added bonus, the winter sales start during the second week of January, so you may be able to grab some bargains to take back home!