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January Weather in Minorca Spain

Daily high temperatures are around 57°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 62°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 54°F.

For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minorca typically range from 71°F to 84°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 46°F to 56°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January in Minorca

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 January. 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 January in Minorca

Average Hourly Temperature in January in MinorcaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebcoldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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The month of January in Minorca experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 41% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42% on January 21. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40% on January 10.

The clearest day of the month is January 10, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.

For reference, on October 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on July 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January in Minorca

Cloud Cover Categories in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJul 1390%Jul 1390%Oct 2153%Oct 2153%Jan 159%Jan 159%Jan 3159%Jan 3159%Jan 1160%Jan 1160%Jan 2158%Jan 2158%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Minorca, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 19% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on November 25, and its lowest chance is 5% on July 13.

Probability of Precipitation in January in Minorca

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 January in Minorca is essentially constant, remaining about 1.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.1 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January in Minorca

Average Monthly Rainfall in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in4.0 in4.0 inDecFebJan 11.4 inJan 11.4 inJan 311.6 inJan 311.6 inJan 111.5 inJan 111.5 inJan 211.5 inJan 211.5 in
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 snowfall.

Over the course of January in Minorca, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 44 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 17 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in Minorca

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 in Minorca is 8:06 AM on January 6 and the earliest sunrise is 12 minutes earlier at 7:53 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:28 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 6:01 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Minorca during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:15 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 20 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in Minorca

The solar day over the course of January. 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.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in Minorca

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in MinorcaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb001010202020300001010202030
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of January 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in Minorca

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in MinorcaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebDec 1312:33 AMDec 1312:33 AMDec 271:34 AMDec 271:34 AMJan 1112:58 PMJan 1112:58 PMJan 256:55 PMJan 256:55 PMFeb 1012:00 AMFeb 1012:00 AMFeb 241:31 PMFeb 241:31 PM7:31 AM7:31 AM4:37 PM4:37 PM4:38 PM4:38 PM8:47 AM8:47 AM8:25 AM8:25 AM5:28 PM5:28 PM5:31 PM5:31 PM8:45 AM8:45 AM7:45 AM7:45 AM5:37 PM5:37 PM6:30 PM6:30 PM8:01 AM8:01 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Jan 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
77%-11:32 AMWNW10:48 PME4:43 AMS251,513 mi
2
68%-11:52 AMW11:47 PME5:23 AMS251,492 mi
3
59%-12:12 PMW-6:01 AMS250,660 mi
4
50%12:47 AME12:31 PMW-6:40 AMS249,000 mi
5
39%1:48 AMESE12:53 PMWSW-7:21 AMS246,561 mi
6
30%2:51 AMESE1:18 PMWSW-8:05 AMS243,463 mi
7
20%3:58 AMESE1:48 PMWSW-8:53 AMS239,905 mi
8
12%5:08 AMESE2:26 PMSW-9:47 AMS236,149 mi
9
6%6:19 AMSE3:14 PMSW-10:47 AMS232,515 mi
10
2%7:26 AMSE4:15 PMSW-11:51 AMS229,341 mi
11
0%8:25 AMSE5:28 PMSW-12:57 PMS226,929 mi
12
2%9:14 AMESE6:47 PMWSW-2:00 PMS225,493 mi
13
6%9:53 AMESE8:07 PMWSW-2:59 PMS225,111 mi
14
13%10:24 AMESE9:25 PMWSW-3:54 PMS225,727 mi
15
23%10:52 AME10:40 PMW-4:44 PMS227,180 mi
16
34%11:16 AME11:52 PMW-5:32 PMS229,247 mi
17
45%11:40 AME--6:19 PMS231,697 mi
18
50%-1:04 AMWNW12:06 PMENE7:06 PMS234,321 mi
19
68%-2:15 AMWNW12:34 PMENE7:56 PMS236,959 mi
20
77%-3:27 AMWNW1:06 PMENE8:47 PMS239,505 mi
21
86%-4:36 AMNW1:45 PMNE9:41 PMS241,901 mi
22
92%-5:42 AMNW2:32 PMNE10:36 PMS244,119 mi
23
97%-6:41 AMNW3:27 PMNE11:30 PMS246,146 mi
24
98%-7:31 AMNW4:27 PMNE--
25
100%-8:12 AMWNW5:31 PMENE12:23 AMS247,964 mi
26
100%-8:45 AMWNW6:35 PMENE1:12 AMS249,539 mi
27
98%-9:12 AMWNW7:38 PMENE1:58 AMS250,814 mi
28
95%-9:35 AMWNW8:38 PMENE2:40 AMS251,707 mi
29
90%-9:56 AMW9:38 PME3:20 AMS252,122 mi
30
84%-10:15 AMW10:37 PME3:59 AMS251,958 mi
31
76%-10:35 AMW11:36 PME4:37 AMS251,127 mi

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 in Minorca is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on August 10, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 64% of the time, while on December 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Minorca

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%DecFebJan 10%Jan 10%Jan 310%Jan 310%Jan 110%Jan 110%Jan 210%Jan 210%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 in Minorca is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.3 miles per hour of 15.0 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on December 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 15.7 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in January in Minorca

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Minorca throughout January is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 38% on January 30.

Wind Direction in January in Minorca

Wind Direction in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%DecFebwestnortheastsouth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Minorca 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 in Minorca is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 2°F, from 59°F to 57°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in January in Minorca

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

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Minorca are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Minorca

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFeb94%Jan 1694%Jan 16100%Feb 28100%Feb 28very coldcoldcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Minorca are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 88°F, from 3°F to 91°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January in Minorca

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

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 in Minorca is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.1 kWh to 2.8 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Minorca

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in MinorcaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWhDecFebJan 12.1 kWhJan 12.1 kWhJan 312.8 kWhJan 312.8 kWhJan 112.3 kWhJan 112.3 kWhJan 212.5 kWhJan 212.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Minorca are 40.010 deg latitude, 4.010 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Minorca is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Minorca is covered by cropland (39%), trees (34%), shrubs (15%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by water (43%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by water (94%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Minorca, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Menorca Airport page.

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