Mallorca benefits from hot dry summers and mild winters. The mountains to the north and east can influence the weather depending on location and we always consider that when deciding on rides, particularly if we are heading into the mountains. Prevailing winds are from the northwest. Whilst it rains, it doesn’t rain as much as in Northern Europe and because of the warmth, the roads dry out much faster.
Temperatures in February are on the rise and generally reach 15 degrees and there can be up to seven hours of sunshine. Rain should be on the wane however If you want to head to the water we recommend only using the indoor pool.
By April temperatures are easily hitting 20 degrees centigrade and the chances of rain decrease significantly. Unfortunately the sea is not that warm at the moment, but the outside pool will definitely offer a pleasant alternative.
October is still warm and very sunny. Average high is around 23 degrees centigrade, which is great for lounging by the pool or on your balcony. Whilst October is the wettest month of the year, the rain tends to fall in sudden quick showers, which is our cue to head for the nearest village and have a coffee whilst the rain does its thing. As this time of the year the sea has had an opportunity to warm up over summer and offers the chance of a post ride dip to allow yours legs to recover.
The table below shows climate data for San Joan airport, Palma for the period 1981 to 2010.
(Source: Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, Spanish State Meteorological Agency)