Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Menorca Weather

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The Balearic Islands, which include Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, are located between 100 and 150 miles to the east of the Spanish mainland, making the islands a popular destination for holiday visitors from the UK and northern Europe throughout the long summer, and even into the winter months.

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Menorca weather - overview.

Menorca has hot summers and mild winters, with up to 11 hours of sunshine in July and August. We went in mid August and had only one dull-ish day. The temperatures were fantastic - high 20's and low 30's, with a warm, warm sea. We were pleased that the evenings were so warm: one of the great pleasures of a summer holiday is sitting outside to eat an evening meal and enjoy a glass or two, without having to wrap up warm!

Menorca has about 300 days of sunshine a year. As it is slightly further north than the other Balearic Islands, it doesn’t usually get quite as hot as Ibiza and Majorca. In addition, it is windier than the other islands too, which stops it feeling as hot. The windiest month is March.

MENORCA HOLIDAY SEASON AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES - Centigrade:
APRIL 16º
MAY 20º
JUNE 24º
JULY 27º
AUG 27º
SEPT 25º
OCT 21º


Seasonal weather in Menorca.

Spring runs from March to May and is usually sunny and drier than Autumn. It tends to rain in short bursts: sunshine and showers, rather than prolonged rain. Evenings and nights are cold and the sea is not hot enough for most of us to swim. This mild weather makes it a good time to go walking on the island – when the wild flowers are at their prettiest.

Summer runs from late May to the end of September, with heavy showers  at the beginning and end of the season, but almost no rain at all in August. The wind means that it doesn’t feel as hot and also means that it is a great place for many water sports. The sea reaches temperatures in the 20s – lovely! This is the busiest month for holiday-makers.

Autumn  is wet but  still mild, with October and November being the wettest months. There may be only 4 hours of sunshine in this season, although the sea is still warm enough for a swim early in Autumn, as it takes a while to lose all that summer heat.

 

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Winter sees more heavy showers and temperatures dropping to between 7 and 13 degrees. The wind can make a big difference to how cold it feels and often causes winter storms. This is Menorca’s rainy season. Although it is unusual to see frost and snow, it is not impossible: we saw photographs of Son Parc’s Golf Course, covered in thick snow!

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