Thinking of coming to Mallorca in December and wondering what to pack? Bring a coat you should, but frost is rare and the rainiest months have passed. Blue, cloudless skies and sunshine are common and, while the locals may be well wrapped up, hardier souls from northern Europe should experience December weather in Mallorca as mild.
Palma and the south are usually a couple of degrees warmer than the north of the island and in the Tramuntana, and marginally more sunny, so if you want to maximise your chances of catching winter rays, you may want to opt to stay close to the capital.
What’s the weather like in Mallorca in December?
Though decidedly cool, December is not the coldest month on Mallorca, nor the wettest. You’ll need warm clothing, especially for evenings when the temperature drops markedly. Winter in Mallorca is typically Mediterranean: short and mild, but this is still the northern hemisphere so do be realistic and plan for cooler temperatures.
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The weather in Mallorca is understandably a strong attraction for many visitors to the island. Its climate falls into the category of temperate subtropical, which means hot summers and short, generally mild winters.
Average Temperatures in December in Mallorca
The average daily high in Mallorca in December is 16.2°C, while the average low is 9.7°C. A temperature of around 11°C is typical during the day; warm enough to enjoy strolling around Palma, even to sit and eat outside if suitably dressed (many cafés and restaurants have outdoor heaters, too). Sea temperatures around Mallorca sit at around 16°C, so swimming is definitely out.
Hours of daylight
Those crisp, clear skies that characterise autumn in northern Europe are common during December on Mallorca. Often, cloudy mornings give way to warm sunshine, though the sun makes an appearance on average just four to five hours a day. This means around half of the nine hours of daylight experienced during December are typically sunny.
What to do & see in Mallorca in December?
A trip to Palma is ideal during December, when Christmas lights bathe the centre in magic and festive shopping gets underway. There are many Christmas markets happening across the island in December. Puerto Portals, Valldemossa, Palma’s Plaça Major and Alaró all have atmospheric markets.
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