Gentle breezes, blissful sunshine and little rain: May sees some of the best weather of the year in Mallorca. If you’re not restricted to school summer holidays, take the chance to enjoy the island now before the weather heats up and the crowds arrive.
If you have children and they’re on half term, May is an optimum time to enjoy Mallorca’s heavenly beaches. While it’s always essential to use SPF protection and be sensible about sun exposure, there’s less worry about the kids getting burned at this time of year, and the sea, at roughly 18°C, is warm enough for the kids to swim wearing a wetsuit.
What’s the weather like in Mallorca in May?
Mallorca weather in May is generally reliable. Picture yourself eating dinner al fresco, strolling in a t-shirt and even relaxing on a beach; with 10 hours of moderate sunshine every day in May on average, the Balearics are perfect for those who prefer milder temperatures to sweltering heat.
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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 May in Mallorca
The hottest ever recorded temperature in Mallorca in May was 34°C, but you’re unlikely to experience such extremes. The average is 17°C, with the mercury hitting the mid 20s most days. Evenings are usually in the comfortable mid-teens, meaning you can venture out with just a light sweater.
Hours of daylight
As the month progresses, the days get longer and there is a marked difference between the beginning and end of May. You can expect around 10 hours of sun a day, rising to 12 by the month’s close.
There are over 14 hours of daylight by May 31st, when the sun rises at 06:24 hrs and sets at 21:10 hrs.
What to do & see in Mallorca in May?
Variety is the name of the game in Mallorca in May. You could be dancing to big-name acts at Mallorca Live and sampling artisan ales at Palma’s beer festival, or, if your tastes are rather more genteel, listening to classical music at Deia International Music Festival and tasting fine tipples at Pollensa Wine Fair.
Authentic local festivals featuring passionate enactments and a large sailing regatta complete the events calendar.
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