While Northern Europe struggles with snow and ice, Mallorca is enjoying winter sunshine. That’s not to say it doesn’t get cold on the island in January: temperatures can dip to as low as 4°C at night, but usually sit around a comfortable 10 during the day. Coming to the Balearics to escape the freeze back home won’t mean basking on the beach – you’ll have to travel to the Canary Islands for that – but you can expect gentler conditions.
Sun, moderate rain and cloud are all experienced during the nine to 10 hours of daylight time in January in Mallorca, so it’s advisable to pack for all eventualities!
What’s the weather like in Mallorca in January?
Thankfully, January in Mallorca means we’re out of the rainiest season – though this is the coldest month on the island. Days are still short by Mediterranean standards but sunny spells are frequent bringing clear blue skies and a sense of winter wellbeing. With temperatures dropping markedly at night, however, it’s essential to bring warm clothing for your January Mallorca break.
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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 January in Mallorca
Pleasingly, day temperatures in Mallorca often reach highs of around 15°C, though the average sits at 10°C. The average night time temperature is 5°C, and, unlike other more turbulent months, these lows and highs stay fairly constant and predictable.
You can forget swimming: sea temperatures match air temperatures of just 15°C.
Hours of daylight
Five hours of sunshine is the average during the month of January in Mallorca. With 9.25 hours of daylight on 1st January progressing to 10.08 hours by 31st, the sun makes an appearance for roughly half of the day, on average. Low wind speeds help make the sunshine feel warm on the skin.
What to do & see in Mallorca in January?
Weather conditions in Mallorca in January lend themselves well to outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. Appropriately, making the most of cool temperatures and moderate rain, the island hosts a big cycling race in January: the Playa de Palma Challenge Cycle Race.
Even if road biking is not your thing, you’ll find lots of sporting events happening in Palma’s Sant Sebastia festival in January, as well as celebratory local festivals taking place across Mallorca. Or, you could hit the January shopping sales!
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