We are often asked when the best time to visit Mallorca is or what conditions you can expect at different times of the year. Mallorca has something special to offer for almost every taste and in all seasons. We love the tranquillity of winter with secluded beaches, local markets and fiestas, with time and leisure to explore the island. Or the low season in spring and autumn, when the temperatures are pleasant for all kinds of activities. Mallorca is actually too crowded in July/August, but the guaranteed sunshine and pleasant water temperatures make you forget that. Especially when you can enjoy the peace and quiet by your own pool with the right drink after a visit to the beach. So here are our very personal experiences and recommendations, without any guarantee of course.
Early December to mid-February: Very sunny, daytime temperatures of 20 degrees, from mid-January it's more like 15 degrees, which feels like 20 degrees on the wind-protected and sunny south-facing terraces. Hardly any rain, but cool at night, so heating is necessary.
Mid-February to the end of March: The real winter on Mallorca, comparable to spring in Germany. Sunny days alternate with cooler days. In rare cases, there may even be snow in the mountains. However, holidaymakers in Mallorca enjoy the contrast to the dark winter in Germany and the island is almost free of mass tourism, so you can enjoy it with the locals. It rains from time to time, but rarely continuously. The nights are cool, so heating is a constant requirement. In the second half of March, however, daytime temperatures often rise to 20 degrees again.
April: Temperatures rise steadily again and are reliably around 20 degrees during the day from mid-April. It is still cool at night because the sea is still cold. Hardly any rain, only the first week of April can still be changeable and is difficult to predict.
May: One of the most beautiful months in Mallorca because everything is in bloom and the days are sunny and warm. The nights are also warmer now, so you can get by without heating and enjoy dinner on the terrace in the evening. It rains from time to time, but rarely for long.
June: Like May, June is very pleasant, reliably above 20 degrees during the day and close to 20 degrees at night. It hardly ever rains. Because it is light and warm for long periods in the evening, you can enjoy dinner on the terraces. The sea is also pleasantly warm now. The island is still green in the first half of June. But because it hardly rains, the landscape appears dry from the second half of June and remains so until the end of August.
July/August: The hot summer months with guaranteed sunshine. During the day, the temperature reliably rises to 30 degrees or more, at night it rarely falls below 20 degrees. It hardly ever rains, only at the end of August can there be brief but heavy thunderstorms. Then it can also rain heavily for a short time, but usually only for 2 hours. After that, it is sunny and warm again.
September: Like May, this is a very pleasant low-season month on Mallorca, as the heat slowly subsides, but it is still reliably warm and sunny. The sea is still as warm as it was in July/August, but the landscape suddenly turns bright green due to the short rainstorms that started at the end of August. These heat storms continue throughout September until the sea has cooled down a little. They are always very short but heavy downpours. They can even lead to dangerous torrents and flooding, as sometimes 50 litres or more fall per hour.
October: When it is already getting darker and colder in Germany, summer in Mallorca usually lasts until the end of October. Only the onset of darkness from 8 pm reminds you that it is autumn. Temperatures are very pleasant between 20 and 25 degrees during the day and only slightly below 20 degrees at night. It can be hazy in the mornings and you can see the dew caused by the high humidity when the warm sea meets cooler temperatures at night. That's why the flowers are blooming everywhere again. Otherwise, however, there is much less rain than in September because the heat storms are over.
November: There are still many beautiful sunny days, but November (along with September and Feb/March) is the real rainy month on Mallorca. Unlike in September, the rain is not short and heavy, but evenly distributed throughout the day or night. Nevertheless, you can enjoy the contrast to the dark and cold and wet time in Germany, as the sun still prevails and it remains relatively warm. You can still have breakfast on the sunny terrace and swim in the sea. The sea only cools down noticeably in December as the night-time temperatures drop. We often experienced one bad week and three very sunny weeks in November. So you have to be a bit lucky. From December onwards, there is little rain again and the sunny days dominate.