**April 2020 was a very warm month** in the Balearic Islands with an average temperature of 15.8◦C and a 1.3◦C variable.

**Majorca was sunny and very warm with an average of 15.9◦C** and 1.4◦C anomaly.

**Minorca also had an average temperature of 15.9 ◦C** with a 1.5◦C variable.

**Ibiza had an average temperature of 15.2◦C** and 0.8◦C anomaly and in Formentera the average temperature was 16.7◦C.

The average temperature at **Minorca Airport was 15.9◦C**, the second hottest ever recorded; the highest was 16.0◦C in April 2014.

In Majorca, the average temperature at **Portocolom Lighthouse was 16.6◦C**, surpassing the previous record of 16.4◦C in 2006.

The average at **Portopí was 17.3◦C**, and it was the second warmest April since records began in 1978; the warmest month was April 2011 with an average temperature of 17.7◦C.

The **maximum temperatures were recorded on April 18** when the mercury reached 25.0◦C in es Mercadel in Minorca and 27.3◦C in Binissalem in Majorca.

On April 30 a high of **26.5◦C was recorded in Ibiza** and 24.2◦C in Formentera.

The **lowest temperatures **were** 3.2◦C in Cala Galdana **in Minorca on April 6; **-1.3◦C in Escorca Son Torrella** in Majorca on April 5; and **3.7◦C in Sant Joan de Labritja** in Ibiza and **7.5◦C in Formentera** on April 4.

On April 30, the** highest minimum temperatures **of the month recorded were** 16.5◦C** **in la Mola** in in Maó in Minorca; **19.0◦C in Banyalbufar** in Majorca; **18.2◦C in Sant Antoni de Portmany** in Ibiza and the highest minimum temperature in **Formentera was 16.1◦C** on April 18.

**April 2020 was also a very wet month** in the Balearic Islands with average rainfall of 102.2 litres per m2, which is 140% more than usual.

**70.7 litres m2 fell in Minorca** compared to the normal level of 41.1 litres per m2, which is 72% more than usual.

**Majorca had an average of 109.3 litres per m2**, compared to the normal level of 43.4 litres per m2 which is 152% more than usual.

**It was soggy in Ibiza too with 67.9 litres per m2**, compared to the normal level of 35.4 litres per m2, which is 32.5% more than usual and 73.3 litres per m2 fell in Formentera.

**In some areas of Majorca it rained three times more than usual**.

In Sa Pobla: Sa Canova, there was 122.3 litres per m2 of rainfall knocking out the previous record of 95.4 22 litres per m2 recorded in 2002. The **normal average rainfall is 39.4 litres per m2**.

In Muro: s’Albufera, 131.0 litres per m2 was collected, beating the previous record of 107.8 litres per m2 in April 2007, The **normal average rainfall is 40.1 litres per m2**.

In Campos: can Sión, there was 113.0 litres per m2 beating the previous record of 78.3 litres per m2 in 2007. The **normal average rainfall is 33.1 litres per m2**.

The maximum precipitation in Minorca was on April 21 when **28.4 litres per m2 fell in Ciutadella’s Cala Galdana**.

In Majorca, April 20 was the worst when **138.4 litres per m2 fell in Escorca**: Son Torrella.

On the 21st **a record 93.0 litres per m2 fell in es Port des Canonge**.

The **wettest day in Ibiza was April 13** when 30.8 litres per m2 fell in Sant Antoni de Portmany and the second was on April 19 when 28.1 litres per m2 fell in Formentera.

There was also **record rainfall during the first days of the month**.

On April 2 in Majorca, **53.6 litres per m2 fell in Campos: can Sión** with 12.0 litres per m2 falling in 10 minutes.

On April 1, **47.8 litres per m2 fell in Muro: s’Albufera** and 22.4 litres per m2 fell in 10 minutes.

On April 18 and 19, the heavy rain was accompanied by mud and on April 1 there were **hailstorms in Sa Pobla, Muro, Campanet and Búger** in Majorca.

On April 2 there were **storms in Menorca, Mallorca and Formentera**, with hail in Artà, Sant Llorenç, Búger and Andratx.

There were **storms in Majorca on April 17 and 21** and on April 18 in Majorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

In April there were **5 days of fog in Minorca**, 2 foggy days in Majorca and on April 17 there was a 66cm ripple in the Port of Ciutadella in Minorca.

There was **virtually no wind in the Balearic Islands in April** with a maximum north-northwesterly gust of 95 kilometres an hour recorded in the Serra d’Alfàbia in Majorca on April 20.

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