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Average Weather in April at Palma de Mallorca Airport Spain

At Palma de Mallorca Airport, the month of April is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 5°F, from 65°F to 70°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 76°F or dropping below 59°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 45°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 57°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Palma de Mallorca Airport typically range from 67°F to 87°F, while on January 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 59°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in April

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in April

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

The month of April at Palma de Mallorca Airport experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is April 10, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.

For reference, on October 31, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 46%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.

Cloud Cover in April

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Palma de Mallorca Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 25% on November 19, and its lowest chance is 3% on July 14.

Probability of Precipitation in April

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during April at Palma de Mallorca Airport is essentially constant, remaining about 1.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.8 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.

The highest average 31-day accumulation is 1.3 inches on April 26.

Average Monthly Rainfall in April

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of April at Palma de Mallorca Airport, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 11 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 27 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 7 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 51 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month at Palma de Mallorca Airport is 7:33 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 42 minutes earlier at 6:51 AM on April 30.

The earliest sunset is 8:13 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 8:41 PM on April 30.

Daylight saving time is observed at Palma de Mallorca Airport during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during April, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:21 AM and sets 14 hours, 58 minutes later, at 9:19 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 9 hours, 22 minutes later, at 5:28 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in April

The solar day over the course of April. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy at Palma de Mallorca Airport is essentially constant during April, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 12, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 67% of the time, while on January 1, the leasy muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in April

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The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed at Palma de Mallorca Airport is gradually decreasing during April, decreasing from 6.2 miles per hour to 5.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on December 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour, while on July 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in April

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The wind direction at Palma de Mallorca Airport during April is predominantly out of the calm from April 1 to April 23 and the calm from April 23 to April 30

Wind Direction in April

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Palma de Mallorca Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature at Palma de Mallorca Airport is gradually increasing during April, rising by 3°F, from 58°F to 61°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in April

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy at Palma de Mallorca Airport is gradually increasing during April, rising by 1.0 kWh, from 5.6 kWh to 6.5 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Palma de Mallorca Airport are 39.550 deg latitude, 2.733 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Palma de Mallorca Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 151 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 12 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,149 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,738 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Palma de Mallorca Airport is covered by cropland (49%) and artificial surfaces (39%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and water (25%), and within 50 miles by water (82%) and cropland (10%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Palma de Mallorca Airport year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

Palma de Mallorca Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Menorca Airport and Ibiza Airport.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.