Local weather forecast in Cala d'Or, Majorca
Mallorca´s physical geography is shaped by the sea, which is deep, calm and relatively warm, with surface temperatures that reach 26ºC (79ºF) in August and stay above 14ºC (57ºF) in winter.
Mallorca island is the only place in the world where the temperature at the sea bed never drops below 13ºC (55ºF). The sea regulates the island´s climate and means that seasonal temperature variations aren´t as marked as they are on continental land masses at the same latitude. Travelling between 300 and 400 km to the north or south, we find the European mainland, which cools dramatically in winter, and the warm Sahara Desert respectively, a fact which influences the unique features of Mallorca´s climate.
Mallorca´s sea breeze is known as the Embat; this wind is formed locally and is a result of the daily heating of the land in contrast to the regular sea temperature. The air that heats above land tends to rise and thus the cooler sea air is drawn towards the island. This means that the daily temperatures in summer are not particularly harsh on the coast, providing that offshore winds that blow against the Embat are not in effect. Mallorca´s physical geography is shaped by the sea, which is deep, calm and relatively warm, with surface temperatures that reach 26ºC (79ºF) in August and stay above 14ºC (57ºF) in winter.