Santa Ponsa, Majorca Weather
Santa Ponsa (Majorca) Enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters. The warm surrounding seas help dictate this climate, especially in keeping winter temperatures so mild. The climate has helped make the island so popular with tourists and Santa Ponsa enjoys more than 300hrs of sunshine a year and sees only 400mm of rain a year. The sea surrounding Santa Ponsa is warm year round, a principle reason for the mild winters. The surface temperature of the sea varies between 14 ºC in winter and 26 ºC in summer, and it is generally comfortable for swimming from late May to late autumn.
Summer is when people flock to Santa Ponsa and the weather is typically hot and dry with plentiful sunshine. The main summer months of June, July and August receive just 10% of the annual rainfall. July and August are the hottest months of the year and see daily highs above 30 degrees. The great summer weather often starts in May and lasts through until October. Summer temperatures can sometimes get very high - up into the mid 30s and even beyond. Thankfully the coastal location allows for relief from cooling sea breezes on the hottest days. The Embat is a well known local wind that brings cooler sea air. It is caused when hot air rises up from Majorca’s landmass and draws in the cooler sea air in its place. It is very welcome on the hottest days. Sunshine is abundant in summer and its great beach weather on the island. Santa Ponsa enjoys up to 11 hours of sunshine per day in mid-summer.