What's the weather like in Palma in July?
Weather wise, July is one of the best months to visit Palma, the capital city of Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. The average temperature this month is 24°C, which is the second highest it gets in the entire year. Only August is warmer and then only by one degree. The nighttime average low temperature is 17°C and during the day, the mercury rises to a hot average of 31°C. Both the low and high averages tend to increase in the course of the month. July 1 is the coldest day of the month, although that's definitely relative, and has a nighttime temperature of 18°C and an afternoon temperature of 29°C. July 31 is the hottest day of the month with a low temperature of 19°C and a high of 31°C. The sea temperature averages a bath-like 24°C, the same as in September.
July in Palma may not be the hottest month of the year, but it is the sunniest! There are 13 glorious hours of sunshine per day on average, one hour more than in June and August. This high number of sunshine hours can be explained by the fact that July is also the least cloudy of all months. Cloud cover averages 23% this month, with a low of 22% on July 21, which is historically the clearest day of the entire year. A typical day in July is clear or mostly clear 69% of the time, partly cloudy 16% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy merely 5% of the time. July features perfect beach weather!
July is also one of the months with the most daylight, which is another factor that plays in role in the month's sunniness. Only June has longer days. July is, however, characterised by slowly shortening days. July 1 is the longest day of the month with 14.54 daylight hours and July 31, with 14.14 hours of daylight, is the shortest.
It is not only the sunniest month of the year; July is also the driest month. The total amount of rainfall is only 10mm, spread out over no more than 3 days with precipitation. In July, there are 28 days without any rainfall whatsoever. The chance that rainfall occurs is essentially constant throughout the month and ranges around 12%. With a chance of 11%, July 22 is the driest day of the whole year. If rainfall does occur, it is most likely to happen as thunderstorms. They are observed on 38% of the days with rainfall. Moderate rain is common as well, occurring on 30% of those days. Other types of precipitation that may occur are light rain and drizzle, recorded respectively on 17% and 13% of the days with rainfall.
Hotels in Palma in July
TRYP Palma Bellver Hotel
At this time of year it is wonderful to be able to look out over the calm, inviting sea. You will get spectacular views from the TRYP Palma Bellver Hotel on the Paseo Maritimo promenade. This excellent hotel lies also close to attractions such as Bellver Castle and the Cathedral. Facilities are superb and include a buffet breakfast with stellar views of Palma Bay, a 24-hour fitness centre, an outdoor pool with sun terrace, a lobby bar, snack bar, restaurant and room service.
Melia Palas Atenea Hotel
The Melia Palas Atenea Hotel is also located along the beachside promenade, making it an ideal base for lovers of water sports. This is another exquisite place to stay; a newly renovated and stylish modern hotel featuring the very best facilities and services. You can enjoy a drink in the elegant Blue Lounge Bar or relax in the spa with seven treatment rooms, water circuit and gymnasium. Other perks are its superb location next to the beach and within easy walking distance from the historic centre, its conference rooms, and a truly world-class breakfast.
Beaches in Palma in July
Playa de Palma
Palma's main beach is the appropriately named Playa de Palma ('Beach of Palma'). Situated about four kilometres from the resort's centre, this is the largest beach within the city's boundaries. Measuring 4,600 metres by 50 metres, Playa de Palma features crystal-clear water and a gently sloping soft sand beachhe perfect beach to visit with kids and on which to sunbathe in the afternoon. Facilities are plentiful as well, including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, tourist shops, a gorgeous promenade, and many water sports such jet skiing, water skiing and pedal boating.
Bars and Restaurants
Opio Bar & Restaurant
The Opio Bar & Restaurant is one of the many facilities of Puro Hotel Palma. With its casual atmosphere and stylish interior, it draws in a cosmopolitan crowd. Locals frequent the bar, and travellers consider it a great place to meet up in the evening. DJs provide background music four nights per week, while the restaurant is run by a talented fusion chef.
Things to do in Palma in July
July is a perfect month for water sports and between the 16th and 21st of July, Palma plays host to the annual King's Cup sailing competition. Other water sports that may be enjoyed on Palma's beaches are jet skiing, paragliding, pedal boating, water skiing, snorkelling, swimming and banana boating.
Many families will visit Palma during the school summer holidays, but don't worry; you will find plenty to keep the kids occupied. A sure fire winner has to be Palma Aquarium. As well as seeing a variety of sea creatures, children over the age of 8 can dive with rays. Adults with a diving license can get up close and personal with sharks in the Big Blue tank.
If you want to get away from the bustling city for a few hours, why not go on a six-hour wine tour and tasting in the lower valleys of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. After walking around the vineyards and cellars, you'll get to taste the wines with some local tapas and chat to a member of the wine producing family.
Avenida Jaume III
The summer sales also start at the beginning of July. Browse along Avenida Jaume III and Plaza Weyler square or wander around the old quarter and watch the master craftsmen at work.