The weather in Menorca is typically Mediterranean, which makes it one of its main attractions, its soft and warm climate is very inviting, increasing the desire to enjoy the sun and the beach. The weather in Menorca along with its beaches and the Mediterranean diet, make the island the perfect destination to escape to at any time of the year, another great thing about Menorca is that the sea temperature is favourable all year-round tempting you to bathe beyond the summer months into the autumn. The summer in Menorca is dry and hot, while the winters are warm and showery. In spring and autumn the weather can be quite variable. Menorca’s climate is typified by its mild temperatures with an annual average of 16.7° C.
With respect to rainfall, the average is 600 mm mostly in the autumn with often torrential downpours. However, as we said before, there are several dry periods throughout the year. Only those species that have adapted to withstand the long dry and hot summer can live in Menorca so we would recommend renting a boat to enjoy the coves and beaches of Menorca, as the sea breeze and the sea waters help quell the summer heat. But don’t worry, we are not saying that Menorca is a furnace during the summer. But there can be very hot and dry periods during this time, but what makes the climate ideal and the heat bearable is the wind; it is the most impressive characteristic of the climatology of Menorca it blows predominantly from the North, although from April to July it can come from the South.
Weather in Ciutadella
The weather Ciutadella is once again typically Mediterranean: hot summers with mild and fresh winters. Menorca is the most northern of the Balearic Islands which is why rainfall in the villages is more or less abundant throughout the year. Ciutadella has an annual average of approximately 600 mm but given its western location the winds during the winter months can quite often reach up to 110 km/h Ciutadella has an average temperature of 15 ºC. In summer the maximum temperatures hover around 35 ºC, whereas in winter the minimum temperatures are about 4 ºC.
Making the most of the Mediterranean climate Spring and autumn are, for many, the perfect time to visit the island. The mild temperatures accompanied by a very green and beautiful Menorcan landscape, allow visitors, as the sea temperature remains warm, to enjoy quiet days on the beach or to do more active activities such as cycling, diving, horseback riding, excursions and hiking. During the warmer months, nautical or water sports are an ideal option to enjoy a unique day in Menorca.
Renting a boat, sailing round the coves of the island, windsurfing, snorkelling or simply soak up the sun and navigate through the turquoise waters that lap the beaches of Menorca. These are just some activities that the climate of Menorca permits. What more is there to add than simply escape from the daily grind and enjoy a holiday in the purest Mediterranean style and discover Menorca from our 4-star hotel Zafiro Menorca and let yourself be seduced by the magic that floods the island.