Seasons in Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. There are two mountain ranges and plenty of pine forests on the island. Ibiza is international home of electronic music with plenty of night clubs and related activities.

The island has typical Mediterranean climate with up to 300 sunny days per year. Summers are pretty hot but high temperature is usually eased by daily breezes. Winters are mildly warm with moderate precipitation. Annual averages are between 9 °C (48 °F) in January and 30 °C (86 °F) in July. Annual ranges of precipitation depend on altitude. But, in general annual amount of rainfall is distributed evenly over a year except dry summer. In June monthly rainfall radically drops from 30 mm (1.2”) to 7 mm (0.3”) and grows back in March.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Ibiza

March is usually cool but each new day is bit warmer than previous. The island become shroud in gentle fragrance of blooming flowers and wears cloak of fresh vegetation. Light fast drizzles only add charm to weather of Ibiza. Though, in terms of temperature March and April are cool with growth of temperatures from 17 °C (62 °F) to 19 °C (66 °F). Evenings are naturally even cooler with range of 10-11 in first two spring months. Some additional layering will protect you from piercing winds too.

May has kind of summer weather. By the middle of the months air at afternoon warms up to 22 °C (71 °F) and temperature of the sea reaches 19 °C (66 °F). Soft rains are still here with around same amount as in previous months.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water t°: +14.5 °C (58 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 28 mm (1.1")
April
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Water t°: +18.5 °C (65 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 10 mm (0.4")

Spring Holidays

March 1 – The Day of the Balearic Islands.
March 19 – Sant Josep Festval in the village of Sant Josep.
March-April – Easter holidays.

April – La Ruta de la Sal Regatta, Ibiza MTB Tour.
April 30 – Ibiza Half marathon.

May 7 – Spring Festival in Santa Eulalia.
May 12-14 – Ibiza Town Medieval Fair.
May 20-21 – Moda Adlib Fashion Show (Pasarela de Moda Adlib) in Ibiza Town.
May 24-26 – International Music Summit in Ibiza Town.

Summer in Ibiza

Summer is the hottest and driest season on Ibiza. July and August are the brightest months when sun shines 11 hours per day. As for temperature it is constantly grows throughout the season from 26 °C (79 °F) in June to 30 °C (86 °F) in August. Evenings have more pleasant range of 21-26 °C (70-79 °F) that promotes night long club sessions.
Though, high temperatures are tolerable due to cool winds. Mountainous areas receive more rainfall with occasional fogs. Coastal areas are dries than mountainous. Seasonal range of temperature of the sea is between 21 °C (79 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F).


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Water t°: +22.5 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13.7 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 8.6 mm (0.3")
July
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (69 °F)
Water t°: +25.5 °C (78 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 2.8 mm (0.1")
August
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +21.5 °C (71 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 10.6 mm (0.4")

Summer Holidays

June – Ibiza Rocks in Sant Antoni.
June 23-24 – Sant Joan Festival.

July 16 – Verge del Carme.
July-August – Residencies & Boat Parties.

First 2 weeks of August – Festes de la Terra in Ibiza Town.
August 24 – Saint Bartholomew Day (Dia de Sant Bartomeu) in Sant Antoni.

Autumn in Ibiza

Autumn weather on Ibiza is more of modified summer conditions. Afternoons are warm until last days of November when the temperature reaches 19 °C (66 °F) after gradual regression from 28 °C (82 °F) in September. After middle of October evenings and nights become chilly with 17-13 °C (62-55 °F). The sea cools down from 25 °C (77 °F) to 19 °C (66 °F) through the season.

Precipitation in plain parts returns to its usual amount of 30-40 mm (1.2-1.6") in October. All mentioned averages are wrapping in uncertain nature of autumn weather on Ibiza. Sudden gusts of wind, overcast or rain are usual in this time on the island.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1.3")
October
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 49 mm (1.9")
November
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +11.5 °C (53 °F)
Water t°: +19.5 °C (67 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 63 mm (2.5")

Autumn Holidays

September – Eivissa Jazz Festival in Ibiza Town, Medieval Seafarers Market in Sant Antoni.
September 29 – Sant Miquel Festival in town of same name.
End of September – Closing Parties at the Clubs and Beach Clubs.

October 13-14 – Ibiza Light Festival in Ibiza Town.
October 15 – Es Cubells Festival in the town of Es Cubells.
October 29 – Ibiza Trail Marathon.

November – Ibiza Sabor Food Festival.
November 16 – Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera Festival.

 

Winter in Ibiza

When parties are over Ibiza reveals its bright natural magnificence. And sunny winter is great time to visit the island for those who aren’t fond of electro music, dances or crowds. Temperature never goes below freezing remaining in daily range of 16-9 °C (61-48 °F) through whole season. Moderate rains pass fast leaving clear sky with bright sun. Swimming Is out of question too because the sea has 17-15 °C (62-59 °F) in winter.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Water t°: +16.5 °C (62 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 29 mm (1.1")
January
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.5")
February
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 41 mm (1.6")

Winter Holidays

December 24-25 – Christmas.
December 31 – New Years Eve.

January 5-6 – Epiphany and Cavalcada dels Reis Mags.
January 15-17 - Sant Antoni Festival in Sant Antoni de Portmany.

February – Patrimoni Gastronomic Food Festival in Ibiza Town.
February 12 – Santa Eularia Festival in Santa Eularia des Riu.
February 23-28 – Carnival.