Seasons in Palma de Mallorca

Palma is situated on southwestern coast of the Mallorca Island in the Mediterranean Sea on coasts of the bay of same name. The city itself lies on plain lands with altitude of 13 m (42 ft.) above sea level and bordered by Serra de Tramuntana mountain range.

The city has typical Mediterranean climate. Winters are warmed by the sea surrounding the city while summers are warm by continental air masses. Thus weather in Palma de Mallorca is warm and mild year round. Precipitation is moderate. The city receives around 450 mm (17.7”) of rainfall through 53 rainy days annually.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Palma de Mallorca

During spring daytime temperature grows from 17 °C (62 °F) in March to 23 °C (73 °F) in May. After sun sets air cools down to 8-13 °C (46-55 °F) respectively. It is good time for excursions and festivities. Beaches are open from late April but the sea is too cold to swim yet. Only in late May water warms up to 18-20 °C (64-68 °F). Precipitation is stable through whole season. Each month have around 5 days of rain. Monthly amount of sunshine hours grows from 205 to 284.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +16 °C (62 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Water t°: +14.5 °C (58 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")
April
Max average t°: +18.5 °C (65 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 29 mm (1.1")
May
Max average t°: +22 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Water t°: +18.5 °C (65 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")

Spring Holidays

March-April – Easter celebrations.
April – Princess Sofia Trophy (regatta).
April 2 – Festa Sant Francesc.
April 23 – Festa Sant Jordi.
Second Sunday of May – Festa de Nostra Sanyora de la Victoria.

Summer in Palma de Mallorca

Weather changes in June. Temperature grows to 27 °C (80 °F) reaching 31 °C (88 °F) in further months. Daily amount of sunshine is around 11 hours and precipitation is rare. There are only around 5 rainy days in whole season. Some rainfall occurs when wet air masses collide with nearby ranges of the Tramuntanas.

Temperature of the sea reaches 21 °C (70 °F) in June and then grows to 25 °C (77 °F) in August. It is the heist of swimming season. No wonder that the city and the island are crowded by visitors and search for a place to stay is challenging.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +26 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62 °F)
Water t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 18 mm (0.7")
July
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 6.5 mm (0.25")
August
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")

Summer Holidays

June – Nit de Foc, Corpus Christi.
June 13 – Sant Antoni de Juny.
June 30 – Romeria de Sant Marcal.

July 15-16 – Dia de Virgen de Carmen.
July 27-28 – Santa Catalina Thomas.

August - Sant Agusti, Pilgrimage of Sant Bernat, Copa del Rey.
August 15 – Assumption of the Virgin.
August 28 – Sant Agustin.

Autumn in Palma de Mallorca

In September weather is still pretty hot with daytime average temperature of 26 °C (79 °F) and around 18 °C (64 °F) at night. Cooling begins in October when daytime temperature drops to 22 °C (71 °F) and lower, to 18 °C (64 °F), in November. The sea is as warm as 22 °C (71 °F) until the middle of October. November nights are cool with 11 °C (52 °F).

Amount and frequency of precipitation increase. There are around 7 rainy days per month with up to 69 mm of monthly precipitation. And despite growing amount of rain it is still sunny with up 7 hours of sunshine per day.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1.7")
October
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (58 °F)
Water t°: +23.5 °C (74 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
November
Max average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +10.5 °C (51 °F)
Water t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 58 mm (2.3")

Autumn Holidays

September – Mare de Deu de la Salut.
First Sunday of September – Processio de la Beata.
Last Sunday of September – Festa des Vermar, Festa del Melo.
September 11 – Diada de Catalunya.

Third Sunday of October – Festa dies Butifarro.
October 12 – Dia de la Hispanidad.
October 21 – Festa de Virgin.

Third Thursday of November – Dilous Bo.
November 24 – Birthday of Junipero Serra.

Winter in Palma de Mallorca

Although winter is the coolest season there are plenty of sunny days. Daytime averages sit around 14 °C (57 °F) and at night it cools down to around 7 °C (44 °F). Temperatures below freezing are almost impossible in Palma de Mallorca. Even lower ever recorded temperature is 0 °C (32 °F).

In terms of precipitation winter is slightly drier than autumn. Frequency and amount of rain decrease through the season. Snow falls in nearby mountains but it never reaches the city. The sea slowly cools down from 16 °C (61 °F) in December to 14 °C (57 °F) in January.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Water t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 27 mm (1.1")
January
Max average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Min average t°: +6.5 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")
February
Max average t°: +15 °C (58 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 33 mm (1.3")

Winter Holidays

December – Festa de l'Estendard.
December 24 – Noch Buena (Christmas Eve celebrations).
December 25 – Christmas.
December 28 – Santos Inocentes (a Spanish equivalent of April Fool's day).
December 31 – Festa de l'Estandard, New Year’s Eve.

January – Procession of the Three Kings, San Sebastian.
January 16-17 – Revelta i Beneides de Sant Antoni Abat.
January 20 – Festa de Sant Sebastia.
February – Carnival, Sa Rua.