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Weather in Mallorca - what to pack

Mallorca's climate is remarkably mild - even in winter the temperature rarely drops under 0º Celsius. Snow is a sensation and can be experienced in the mountain villages, where occasionally they get cut off for a few hours. It usually hits the headlines around the Balearics when that occurs!

Summer - May until October

Beautiful May weather attracts families and city-breakers to the island. Sunny days can now be spent on the beach and although the evenings are a little chilly, the daytime temperatures reach a more than acceptable 21-23 degrees.
July and August are the peak months for holidaymakers and heat! Temperatures reach over 30 degrees and there's a water temperature of 25-27 degrees – so perfect for water sports!
Evenings are deliciously warm and there is only a rare chance of rainfall.

What to Wear

May, June and September - With the evenings being cooler at this time of year jumpers, cardigans or light jacket are useful additions to the suitcase. Otherwise shorts, light-trousers and T-shirts should be fine during the day. See the temperature charts above.

July and August - The Island really heats up during these months, so strappy tops, sundresses, shorts and T-shirts are most definitely the way to go. That’s if you manage to get out of your bikini!

October - Weather can be changeable so pack a jumper and a jacket just to be sure as there are occasional rainy and windy days. Evening temperatures can drop to less than 20º C. However, the nice thing about October is that the sea temperature is still warm! So perfect for swimming and watersports.

To help you plan your holidays, why not visit our Resort Guides section!

Winter - November to April

Mallorca's climate is remarkably mild - even in winter the temperature rarely drops under 0º Celsius. Snow is a sensation and can be experienced in the mountain villages, where occasionally they get cut off for a few hours. It usually hits the headlines around the Balearics when that occurs!

From November to April the average daytime temperature is about 15º Celsius - however when the sun comes out this can rapidly climb to 21º C. It's a fabulous time for getting out and about and experiencing the lovely coastline walks and stunning countryside of the island.

Rain is a fact of winter life - but a general rule of thumb is that it only rains for up to 3 days at a time (at least that's what we locals say!). The rest of the time the sun shines down from clear, blue skies - have a look at our winter photos to see what you could be missing!

Mallorca in winter is not a beach destination, although on sunny days you'll find sun-worshippers on the beach, many of whom still swim! Winter tourists generally come to experience the history and culture of Palma, the fabulous hiking country or enjoy exploring the island. The pace is a whole lot slower, even in the coastal resorts, but there's plenty to do; lazy beach walks, sightseeing, shopping in Palma and of course soaking up the sunshine…plus there's always plenty of bars and restaurants to visit!

If you fancy visiting Mallorca in winter remember to pack some warm clothes, as not all apartment, hotels or restaurants are centrally heated. It is often warmer outside than it is inside (at least in our house!).

In return, the winter guests have the island almost to themselves - fabulous, deserted beaches with no sun beds or parasols spoiling the view, and the wonderful feeling of peace and tranquility for which Mallorca is so well known.