Minorca Climate and Weather

Minorca enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Experiencing about 315 days of sunshine a year, Minorca has a gorgeous climate for holidaymakers. July and August are by far the hottest months with temperatures reaching over 86°F (30°C). Winter, between December and February, is mild and often sunny.

The wettest months are October, November, and December. The north wind known as the blows regularly in Minorca, bringing with it changeable weather. The island's climate can be rather unpredictable but the summer season, between June and September is consistently dry and hot.

The peak summer months, between June and August, are the most popular time to visit Minorca, but many argue that the best time to visit the island is spring, in April and May, when the wild flowers and blossoms ensure the landscapes are at their best and the weather is pleasantly warm. It is also less crowded and the prices tend to be lower (except over Easter). Many restaurants and some hotels close over the winter months when the island empties out.