Sara and John say...
Sun, sea and sangria?! Well, we can’t comment on the latter, but sun and sea are certainly in abundant supply.
It’s dry for much of the year and, for the summer months, blue skies are almost guaranteed.
From June to September, daytime temperatures sit reliably in the high 20s or low 30s Celsius, with warm and balmy nights. Whilst the heat of the day is tempered by a welcome sea breeze, be aware that this can disguise the strength of the sun. And heatwaves can sometimes send the thermometer towards 40 degrees!
While summer rainfall is rare, it can occasionally come all in one go - in the form of intense thunderstorms. However these do not last long. Rest assured, it’s sunny and dry for much of the summer.
Autumn sees the weather gradually turning windier and less settled, particularly from October onwards. The islands of Mallorca and Menorca tend to see the windiest weather through the winter months, especially in mountainous areas, while Formentera and Ibiza are more sheltered. And the sea retains warmth until the end of the year.
Even in the middle of winter, it’s dry and sunny most days, making the Balearics a favourite destination for northern Europeans to escape the winter blues. From December to February, temperatures typically sit in the mid-teens Celsius by day; and with away from the breeze, sheltered parts of the the islands still feel pleasantly warm.
Spring sunshine sees a steady warming trend, although the breeze can still feel quite cool until May. But, with spring flowers turning the islands into a beautiful array of colours, it’s a choice time to visit, before the summer crowds arrive.