Mallorca weather in May

May heralds the start of summer and is an excellent time to visit Mallorca before the summer crowds flood into the island in July and August.

You can expect warm weather and around 10 hours of sunshine daily with the occasional brief rain showers.

How hot is it in Mallorca in May?
Daytime temperatures reach an average high of 24°C (75°F) with a night-time low of 12°C (53°F).

How sunny is it in Mallorca in May?
There are normally nine hours of sunshine each day in Mallorca in May – that's around 61% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in Mallorca in May?
There are usually four days with rain in Mallorca in May and the average monthly rainfall is 25mm (1in).

How windy is it in Mallorca in May?
May sees an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots); 10 mph.

How warm is the sea around Mallorca in May?
The average sea temperature around Mallorca in May is 17°C (62°F).

Sunrise & sunset in Mallorca in May?
Sunrise is around 6:30am with sunset around 8:50pm.

What to do in Mallorca in May?
Although still too cold for swimming, May is an excellent time for sightseeing, hiking and exploring Mallorca’s many ancient and interesting towns on foot, bicycle and car.

Festivals not-to-miss, include…
  • Es Firó Festival One of the biggest festivals of the year in Mallorca is an annual mock battle betweeen Moors and Christians. It runs over four days on the second weekend in May, with events being held in both Sóller and Port de Sóller. You can expect parades, live music, lots of fireworks and market stalls within the ancient fishing town. The main event is the re-enactment of the battle between the people of Sóller and the invading Moors. The famous beach battle takes place on Monday afternoon and evening.
  • Pollença Wine Fair, This popular wine tasting event is held in the Claustre del Convent de Santo Domingo in the centre of Pollença.

Local holidays?
May is considered the low season in Mallorca with competitive hotel prices.

Mallorca weather in May

Temperature icon High Temp: 24°C (75°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 12°C (53°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 9 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 14 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 16 km/h (8 knots; 10 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 4 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month
Low heat & humidity Comfort Level: Low heat & 71% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
swimming icon Sea Temp: 17°C (62°F)
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Best time to visit Mallorca

Mallorca is considered a year-round holiday destination; for the best weather visit Mallorca anytime between June and September.

Mallorca weather overview

Note: Southeast regions of Mallorca are generally warmer and drier than north-west regions of the island. Mallorca’s mountain ranges bring regional climate variations, with cooler temperatures and higher rainfall than the coast.

Mallorca weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for Palma de Mallorca is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) – Spain's meteorological agency – from the nearest weather station: Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), located 8km (5mi) east of Palma de Mallorca.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Mallorca weather in May: 12 June, 2024

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