Menorca (Minorca), the northernmost island of the Balearics, has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by a hot and dry period which coincides with the summer months, and by winters with very mild temperatures. In summer the average maximum temperatures reach values of almost 30 ° C, but the heat is mitigated by the blowing of the winds.
Spring is excellent with pleasant but not excessive temperatures, while autumn has a mild but rainy climate, the rainiest months are in fact October and November, on average about 550 mm of rain fall in a year. The island is the rainiest of the Balearic archipelago, but has an average of only 64 rainy days per year. In the wettest months of October, November, December, January and February, there are on average only 7/8 / 9 rainy days per month, while in the driest months of June, July and August the rainy days are 1 or 2 per month.
In relation to the climate of Menorca, the period of swimming in the sea in Menorca, as in the rest of the Balearic islands, runs from June to October, when the sea water temperatures are above 20 ° C, in August the water temperatures around Menorca it reaches 25 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO MENORCA
Every period of the year is good for visiting Menorca, but for sea lovers the summer period is the best, to visit the island also the spring months are perfect.
Official site of the Weather of Spain. Tourist attractions of Menorca.
THE CLIMATE OF MENORCA: CLIMATIC TABLES
|MENORCA (91 meters)|
|Month||Average minimum temperature (°C)||Average maximum temperature (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|