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Seasonal Changes: Menorca’s Climate

With its desirable location in the Mediterranean Sea off eastern Spain, Menorca has a climate that will delight visiting Britons.

As soon as you step off the plane you can say goodbye to cold, driving rain: temperatures rarely drop to below 15°C, making it a balmy destination even in the colder months.

However, the temperature rarely climbs above 28°C and the island is continually tickled by warm breezes, ensuring that it’s never too hot to go out and about all day and enjoy everything the island has to offer. Whatever time of the year you are planning to visit Menorca, you will be treated to warm sunshine, mild oceans and gentle breezes.

Staying in Spring?

Rain throughout the winter keeps the island lush and verdant, which makes spring a fantastic time to enjoy the breathtaking natural beauty of Menorca. Increasing sunshine hours and temperatures that can rise to around 20°C make it a particularly fresh and pleasant time of the year.

Spring is the perfect time to walk the Camí de Cavalls, an ancient path that encircles the entire island. It is divided into around 20 sections each with a start and an end point, which means that you can walk as much or as little of it as you choose. Take a picnic and wend your way through a route carpeted in stunning wildflowers.

Stopping Over in Summer?

It will come as no surprise that summer is the perfect season for sun worshippers. The hottest temperatures for this time of the year flirt with 30°C, but the winds that blow through the island all year round will cool you down when the heat gets too much.

If you’re looking for a good spot for sunbathing, the white sand beaches on the south of the island are postcard-perfect, and safe for families. Of course, it wouldn’t be summer on Menorca without the frequent and flamboyant fiestas that are celebrated by locals and visitors every year. If you’re feeling warm at the festivities you can cool yourself down with a refreshing glass of pomada, the local gin-based cocktail.

Visiting in Autumn? 

Although temperatures begin to cool to around 18°C in September, there is still around 7 hours of sunshine a day to enjoy in the autumn months. It’s a great time to hop on a bicycle and explore the island on two wheels.

If you happen to get caught in a rain shower – it’s worth it, after all, to keep the landscape so lush and green – why not soak up some culture and sample some local delicacies in one of the welcoming restaurants in Ciutadella or Mahón?

Whatever time of year you decide to book a villa on Menorca, you can be sure that warm sunshine, gentle breezes and natural beauty will satisfy you during your stay.


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