The climate of Menorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is Mediterranean, with mild winters, and hot and sunny summers, a bit sultry but tempered by sea breezes. The average temperature ranges from 9.5 °C (49 °F) in January and February, to 24.5 °C (76 °F) in August.
Here are the average temperatures in Palma, the main city.
The Balearic Islands are fortunate to experience a typical Mediterranean climate at sea level, but some of the hilly areas of the islands can harbor slight breezes that offer a cool respite during the hot summer months.
The Mediterranean climate is famous for its hot, dry summers and pleasant, refreshing sea breezes. It’s not uncommon for summer temperatures to reach 31 degrees Celsius — or more — in places, while winter temperatures are more mild and less extreme.
The towns located inland from the sea experience hot and dry summers, and are often slightly hotter than the coastal regions because there is less chance of the sea breeze reaching these areas. Temperatures can vary between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius. However, temperatures drop significantly overnight, and it can be a much cooler 15 degrees after dark.
With sunny, hot summers and winters that are mild and still comfortably cool, the Balearic Islands are ideal vacation destinations regardless of the season. Countless beach opportunities dot the perimeter of the island and provide every excuse to cool off in the summer, while inland hills offer the chance to hike and cycle with views of the sea and beyond.