Formentera, with its Mediterranean climate and mild temperatures, allows visitors to stay and explore this beautiful island throughout the year.
The climate of Formentera is Mediterranean, that is to say, it is characterized by mild temperatures and low rainfall mainly concentrated in winter. Among the islands of the archipelago of the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera), Formentera is the hottest and also the less rainy. It happened several times that it has never rained during the whole summer and consequently water sources decrease forcing to have to resort to seawater desalination.
Its mild climate allows visitors to discover Formentera all year round, even in autumn and spring, when nature wears light and amazing colors. Typically, summers are hot and dry, although mitigated by the sea breeze, while winters are short and mild.
Formentera, as well as the other islands of the Balearics, is known as the island of the sun, since the weather statistics show that it has over 300 days of sunshine every year! For those who want to take a swim in its crystal clear waters, the best time is between mid-May and the end of October, as the seawater temperature exceeds 20° C.
Being small in size and having a small difference in altitude, climatic characteristics differ slightly from the inland. There are only slight variations, with regard to temperature and humidity, between the coast and the rocky promontories of La Mola and Cap de Barbaria.
To get a better idea on monthly weather averages in Formentera throughout the year, here’s a detailed climate table, including average maximum temperature, average minimum temperature and average seawater temperature:
|Medium Temp. Max||16°C||16°C||18°C||20°C||23°C||28°C||30°C||31°C||28°C||24°C||19°C||17°C|
|Medium Temp. Min||8°C||8°C||10°C||12°C||15°C||19°C||21°C||22°C||20°C||17°C||11°C||9°C|
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