May heralds the start of summer and is an excellent time to visit Mallorca before the summer crowds arrive in July and August.
You can expect warm weather and around nine hours of sunshine daily with occasional rain showers.
Daytime temperatures reach an average high of 23°C (73°F) with a low of 10°C (50°F) at night.
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.
Two festivals not-to-miss in May, include the Festival of Spring, celebrated with parades, music and local cuisine, and the Moros i Cristians festival in Soller, a re-enactment of a battle between Moorish pirates and Christian villagers.
The event is held on the second Sunday of May, with fireworks, fancy costumes and street parties that last into the night.
May is low season in Mallorca with competitive hotel prices.
|Ave Temp (°C)||17°C (63°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||23°C (73°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||10°C (50°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||9 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||14||14 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||Low heat & 69% humidity|
|UV Index||8||Very high|
|Days with some Rain||4 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||27mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||17°C (63°F)|
|Palma de Mallorca, Spain|
Mallorca is considered a year round holiday destination; For the best weather, visit Mallorca anytime between June and September.
However, to avoid summer crowds and still bask in clear sunny days with daily temperatures averaging 24°C (75°F), visit Mallorca during May, September and October.
Mallorca enjoys a Mediterranean climate characterised by long, hot summers and short, mild winters.
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) – Spain's meteorological agency.
Latest update: Mallorca Weather in May: 23 July, 2020
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