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, generally reach 15 degrees centigrade with 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 heated hotel pool.
By April, temperatures are easily hitting 20 degrees centigrade and the chances of rain decrease significantly. Unfortunately, the sea is still not that warm now, but the outside pool will offer a pleasant alternative.
In September/October, temperatures are falling back to the low twenties making cycling during the day more accommodating. Following the high summer temperatures, the sea is much warmer and swimming in the sea is very pleasant.
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)