Ibiza is one of the popular Balearic Islands on the Mediterranean Sea. A popular holiday destination with guaranteed holiday weather and temperatures ranging from 27 °C to 31 °C in the summer months, Ibiza is a popular destination for sunshine and night life.
Ibiza weather averages and climate information
The climate in Ibiza is typically Mediterranean with long, hot summers and short, mild winters. The months of July and August are the hottest times to visit Ibiza and September tends to be the wettest.
When is the best time to go to Ibiza?
Ibiza is popular for its nightlife scene. The festivals and concerts are seasonal and take place in the summer, making it the busiest season on the island. If you are after beach hot and dry weather, best time to visit would be between May and August. July and August are the hottest months with the most sunshine and highest average temperatures rising to around 31 °C.
Average temperatures in summer are around 27 °C - 31 °C during the day and rarely fall below 20 °C overnight. The average rainfall in the summer is very low which makes the summer dry.
Throughout the whole of the summer, there are plenty of hours of sunshine to enjoy with 10 - 11 hours expected throughout the months of June, July and August.
Winters in Ibiza are mild compared to continental Europe. From December to February the average temperatures are around 16 °C but can drop to about 8 °C overnight.
The average rainfall in winter in Ibiza is around 46mm with possible storms and occasional snow. There are around 5 hours of sunshine per day in the darkest months of December, January and February. This is still about 5 times as much sunshine as in January in London- our capital gets only about 1h of sunshine per day in the winter.
Spring & Autumn
The weather in Ibiza in the Spring and Autumn is warm, making it a great holiday destination. There are increased chances of rainfall in Spring and Autumn in Ibiza, so don’t forget your umbrella if you are planning to visit then. Daytime temperatures range from around 17°C in March to an average high of 23°C in May and October. There are between 7 to 9 hours of sunshine per day.
Ibiza can still be subject to extreme weather conditions that you should be aware of when travelling to the island. There is a possibility of dust storms in the early spring. These are caused by hot winds blowing across from the Sahara.
Also, in the Autumn you can expect extremes such as heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hail storms. This is due to extended draughts in Spain. So, if you want to have guaranteed dry and hot weather- travel to Ibiza in the summer months.
Ibiza tourist information
Ibiza was discovered in 654 B.C by the Carthaginians who founded Ibiza Town, which makes the town one of the earliest established in Europe.
When the port was first established on the island the main industry was production of wine, lead, marble and minerals but for many decades now Ibiza has been dependent upon its thriving tourism industry. With the development of their own unique "house" music, fans flocked to world-famous nightclubs Amnesia and Pacha. It is here that you can find some of the world's best DJs.
Moving around the island is very easy as tourists have the option of hiring a car, using a taxi or bus. This means that you are within easy reach of most of the tourist attractions. Travelling around the island by road is most commonly used but there is also the option of sea crossings to get you to your destination.
Festivals are very popular in Ibiza and there are a variety to choose from including the Flower Festival in Santa Eulalia in May, and Patron Saint's day of Nuestra Senora de las Nieves which is held in Ibiza Town. This impressive festival runs from the 5th to 8th of August and shows off colourful parades and spectacular firework displays.
Water sports are popular on the island too, some of which include waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking, banana boats and leisurely trips out on pedalos.
There are many other sights to see which include the famous Las Salinas Salt Flats that have been used for more than 2000 years; Dalt Vila the medieval castle in Ibiza Town; you can also enter the Can Marca Caves or even take a mountain bike tour.
The summer months tend to see warm days and clear skies, with an average of 11 hours of sunshine in the month of July and average daily maximum temperatures in August of 30.4 °C.