Ibiza, Spain Weather and Climate
Ibiza is the third largest island in the Balearic Islands and is located in the Mediterranean Sea. Ibiza is home to around 140,000 residents on around 570 square kilometers. The capital of the island is Ibiza Town on the southeast coast with around 50,000 inhabitants. The official language is Spanish, but there is a separate dialect called Ibizenk.
For many years Ibiza has been a popular travel destination for vacationers from all over the world. Ibiza is about 90 kilometers away from mainland Spain, the largest Balearic island Mallorca is about 100 kilometers away. From Germany, Ibiza can be reached in around 2-4 hours by flight, depending on the place of departure and connection. The interior of the island is rather hilly and is interrupted by small sandy bays.
Ibiza is famous for its beautiful beaches, but the island’s varied nightlife is also legendary. Most of the tourists are from the UK, Germany, Italy and France.
The most important places on the island are Figueretas, Playa d ‘Bossa, Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia, Talamanca and San Antonio. Calla Vadella (in the west of Ibiza), Cala Llenya (in the south-east) and Sant Antoni de Portmany in the north-west are also enjoying increasing popularity.
Climate in Ibiza
The climate in Ibiza is very pleasant all year round, it is considered to be the most balanced weather in the entire Balearic Islands. In the months of June, July, August and September, temperatures of 25 to 30 degrees dominate with low precipitation values. From October the rain usually increases and moves in the range between 30 and 60 millimeters.
That is not much either and shouldn’t put you off going on vacation in autumn. With the daytime temperatures dropping below 20 degrees, the season slowly ends, the months of November to March are comparatively calm. In April and May, the temperatures then rise sharply again and reach the 20 degree mark at the beginning of May at the latest. As the air temperature increases, so does the water temperature.
At the beginning of June, with a water temperature of around 21 degrees, nothing stands in the way of jumping into the wonderful Mediterranean. In the summer months of July, August and September up to 26 degrees are reached, the air temperature during the day climbs over 30 degrees during the day. Rain is limited to very short showers on a maximum of two days a month.
When to go to Ibiza
Basically, Ibiza can be visited all year round, but usually only summer is suitable for a real beach holiday. Many larger hotels and clubs are closed outside of the main season or are running on the “back burner”. The season slowly starts in May, it’s not too hot yet and Ibiza is slowly waking up from its hibernation. May and June are therefore the ideal travel time for couples and holidaymakers looking for peace and quiet.
The island fills up quickly by the beginning of July at the latest, the clubs are now open and the best DJs in the world are doing the honors. It is not without reason that we recommend the entire period from June to October as the best time to travel to Ibiza, as everyone will find the best conditions according to their own priorities during this period. August is not only the absolute high season for families.
In the first half of September most of the big clubs close and it is more quiet again on Ibiza. It stays pleasantly warm until at least mid-October and the Mediterranean is still suitable for swimming. The beaches are now much emptier and there is a very pleasant atmosphere. right The cool February is an insider tip due to the almond blossom, and active holidaymakers also appreciate the weather from February to April.
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine
|Daytime temperature||16 ° C||16 ° C||17 ° C||19 ° C||22 ° C||26 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||28 ° C||23 ° C||19 ° C||17 ° C|
|Night temperature||8 ° C||8 ° C||9 ° C||11 ° C||14 ° C||18 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C||20 ° C||16 ° C||12 ° C||10 ° C|
|Water temperature||14 ° C||13 ° C||14 ° C||15 ° C||17 ° C||21 ° C||24 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C||21 ° C||18 ° C||14 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||38||33||36||33||26||14||6||19||48||69||51||54|
|Hours of sunshine||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||10||8||6||6||5|
The annual average temperature is 17.9 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is August (25.9 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 11.8 ° C. The maximum water temperature is 25 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. The months of May, June, July, August, September, October and November have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of June, July, August, September and October have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 427 mm on 46 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. Snowfall is generally not expected in any month.
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 10.8 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines 7.5 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
Highlights and attractions
The city of Eivissa (Ibiza Town) was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its beautiful old town and is a worthwhile destination. In Puerto de San Miguel you will find the stalactite cave Cova de Can Marçà. On the west coast, a trip to the rock island Es Vedrà is worthwhile. A legendary nature reserve is located here.
In addition to the highlights of nightlife in Ibiza (e.g. clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, Es Paradis, Ushuaia and Privilege), Ibiza’s most beautiful beaches are at the top of the popularity scale. Our beach favorites are Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, the cozy Cala Saladeta, Playa Cala Llonga and the great bay of Cala de Sant Vicent.
Ibiza weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 17 ° C and 22 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Ibiza it gets warmest in May, while March is a little cooler.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 14-17 ° C.
In March, at about days 4 to be expected precipitation in April at about 4 days in May at about three days.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 7 to 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Ibiza, with less sun you will have to get by in March.