Best time to visit the Balearic Islands

The archipelago of the Balearic Islands is an autonomous Spanish community. Located off the east coast of mainland Spain, it has an inviting Mediterranean climate, which appeals all year round, especially in summer.

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There are four main islands, Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Majorca is the largest and home to the islands' capital, Palma. The islands offer a mix of history and culture, beaches, watersports, lively nightlife and rural countryside with networks of walking trails.

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in the Balearic Islands. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Balearic Islands?

The best time to visit Balearic Islands (Palma) is June, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Balearic Islands (Palma)13
  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Balearic Islands (Palma)14
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Balearic Islands (Palma)15
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Balearic Islands (Palma)17
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Balearic Islands (Palma)21
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Balearic Islands (Palma)25
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Balearic Islands (Palma)28
  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Balearic Islands (Palma)28
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Balearic Islands (Palma)26
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Balearic Islands (Palma)22
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Balearic Islands (Palma)17
  • 14°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Balearic Islands (Palma)14

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The weather guide for Balearic Islands (Palma) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Balearic Islands weather overview

The Balearic Islands, of which the best known are Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza, are popular holiday spots throughout the year thanks to their Mediterranean climate which brings hot summers and warm winters.

Even at the height of summer, these islands are a delight because the sun's rays are tempered by gentle sea breezes and, in the winter, you can look forward to five hours of sunshine a day.

Rainfall is generally light, particularly during the summer months but rain can fall at any time and winter showers can be heavy.

What to pack for Balearic Islands weather

Even in the summer, supplement light clothes and beachwear with a warm cover-up for breezy evenings. In winter you'll need warmer clothing - the evenings can be cold.

Which is the hottest month in the Balearic Islands?

The hottest time of year in Palma, Balearic Islands is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 28°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Balearic Islands?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Palma, Balearic Islands with 86mm on average. There are normally 12 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Balearic Islands?

The sunniest time of year in Palma, Balearic Islands is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 72% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Balearic Islands?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Palma, Balearic Islands in August when the water temperature reaches 26°C.

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