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Our New Home

4 February, 2012

Well, after the panic towards the end of last year, in finding a new home, we are now settled in the lovely village of Cala’n Porter, or Cala en Porter (whichever you prefer).

Cala’n Porter in winter is nothing like Cala’n Porter in summer.  Apart from it being much colder (it is currently trying to snow!) the majority of the shops close over winter.  A number of bars/restaurants are still open but certainly not buzzing with people,  as they are during summer.

It will soon be time to start organising the annual Spring cleans for the properties we look after – there is something quite nice about bringing back to life a villa, or apartment, that has been hibernating over winter.  It’s amazing how different they look, and feel, during the winter months.

Martin still has his pools to look after during the winter though only one visit a week is necessary.  He looks after a number of gardens also so this gives him more time to keep on top of those.  The rain over winter certainly brings things on, in leaps and bounds.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the current cold spell will soon pass – it is forecast to be around -5 or -6 degrees C over the next few days, and it certainly feels like it in the biting winds.

Roll on summer!


Weather in Menorca over Winter

25 February, 2010

Crikey, I cannot believe it was November when I last posted on here.  We are now in February 2010 – where on earth has the time gone?

Well, weather-wise, as said in my last post, it has been a mixed bag.  Strange really because apart from definitely winter, and definitely summer, there doesn’t seem to be much in between.  It has been cold, very cold due to the wind, and damp, over the last couple of months and we even had snow for a day!  It actually feels colder than it did back home in the UK alot of the time and this is apparently because it is such a little island and surrounded by water, so mix in the wind and it feels very cold and damp – goes right through to your bones.

The walls inside most of the villas, apartments etc.  tend to suffer badly over winter and nearly everyone I speak to accepts that you need to get a few bottles of bleach, rubber gloves, scouring pads and start cleaning off the mildew which is very common.

Anyway, we have been fortunate enough to have had a few very nice days, especially when sheltered from the wind so fingers crossed things are starting to improve a bit.  Certainly not as cold as it was and even our 10 little tortoises have all popped out to eat a bit of fresh greenery.  I was a little worried that a few of them might have perished over winter but no, they all look absolutely fine and healthy.

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August, September & October Weather

18 November, 2009

August was more of the same – very hot, very sunny – wonderful.

The weather did break in September and came as quite a shock to the system – much cooler, lots of rain and felt like we had been transported back to the UK!

October was a mixed bag, sunshine, wind, rain, warm and then cold – I suppose nothing unexpected really and certainly can’t complain given the continuous glorious sunshine and heat during the summer months.

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July 2009

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1st – 23rd July 2009

Apart from one or two little blips, so far the weather in Menorca for July has been hot, hot and very hot – a record of 5 times in the pool for me today in a vain attempt to cool down.  Certainly not complaining, but does become a bit difficult to get motivated to do anything when it is this warm.

May 2009

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31st May 2009

Overcast for most of the day with steady rain.  No breeze so still felt very mild – around mid 20’s.

30th May 2009

Another very hot and sunny day – thermometer was showing around 35 degrees C in the direct sunshine a couple of hours ago.  Showing 25 degrees C in the shade.  Too hot to sit out in it for very long.

29th May 2009

Wind finally dropped which left a very sunny and very hot day.  Not sure what the actual temperature was as I was out with my husband cleaning swimming pools – but it felt extremely hot!

28th May 2009

Totally clear, blue skies but very blustery which made it feel quite alot cooler than of late.  Breeze still going strong early evening though thermometer showing 20.1 C at 10.15 p.m. – not sure I believe it!

27th May 2009

Sunny and bright but with quite a gusty wind throughout most of the day.  Did feel quite a bit cooler in the breeze, but definitely not unpleasant.  Wind calmed down early evening and temperature currently showing 23.8 C (at 8.20 pm).

26th May 2009

A bit of a cloudy start to the day but soon gave way to blue skies and plenty of sunshine.   Quite a strong breeze in certan areas but still very warm in the direct sunshine.

25th May 2009

Started off, very early, with clear blue skies but quickly became very cloudy for the rest of the day.  Odd spells of sunshine, and still warm.  Clouds disappeared again around 5-6 p.m. to leave a very pleasant evening.

24th May 2009

A very sunny and warm start to the day but thickening cloud arrived around lunchtime, very suddenly!  Disappeared again about an hour later to leave another lovely day with a bit of breeze.  Slightly cooler than the last few days but still very, very pleasant.

23rd May 2009

Very, very warm today – thermometer showing up to 32.8 degrees in the direct snshine and with very little breeze, it felt VERY hot.  Put the thermometer on the subed late afternoon and it shot up to 45 degrees so can only think it was the heat o the sunbed matress which was making it rise so dramatically – though it was hot generally!

22nd May 2009

A lot more cloud around today but still very warm.  A bit of a breeze but not upleasant.  Temperatures well into the late 20’s/early 30’s.

21st May 2009

Nothing new to report – more sunshine and high temperatures with a bit of a breeze – another lovely day in Menorca.

20th May 2009

More sun, more high temperatures – thermometer was still showing around 32 degrees C in the direct sun at about 6 p.m.  A bit more of a breeze, which was very welcome!

19th May 2009

Very sunny, very hot – crikey – what is July and August going to be like?  Very little breeze today which made it very, very warm in the direct sunlight.

18th May 2009

And another beautiful day – a bit of a misty start but it didn’t hang around for long, then clear blue skies and just a slight breeze.  Very warm in the direct sun.

17th May 2009

Another lovely sunny, warm day.  There were a few more clouds about but nothing which prevented the sun’s rays from breaking through for most of the day.  Temperature at the moment showing 25.6 degrees C (6.40 p.m.).

16th May 2009

Beautiful sunny and warm day with barely a cloud to be seen.  Our thermometer was showing 30 degrees + in the direct sunshine.

15th May 2009

Much windier today and feeling quite a lot cooler than the last few days.  Temperatures around 18-19 degrees C maximum.  Wind and clouds decreased by late afternoon.

14th May 2009

A bit like yesterday’s weather with sunshine during the morning and cloud thickening during the afternoon/evening.  A light shower in the evening with a bit heavier rain during the night, though apparently there was a lot more rain elsewhere on the island.

13th May 2009

A lovely sunny and warm start to the day with increasing cloud during the afternoon.  Felt rather humid by late afternoon/early evening and we did think we were in for some rain, but it didn’t appear.

12th May 2009

Plenty of sunshine during the morning but then alot of cloud around in the afternoon and evening.  Still nice and warm though.

11th May 2009

Quite a misty start to the day and a little more breeze than the last few days.  Mist cleared quickly to leave another lovely sunny and warm day.

10th May 2009

Quite a bit more cloud around today though only a very thin layer.  Sun coming out, on and off, throughout the day.  Still nice and warm – warm enough to have Sunday luch outside on the patio.

9th May 2009

And another lovely day.  A little bit more cloud around today so the sun didn’t feel quite so intense, as it has the last couple of day, but still, very, very nice – felt a bit humid at times.

8th May 2009

Another very sunny and very warm day, with hardly any breeze.  Judging by the colour of my arms and shoulders, I think I spent a little too long outside gardening!

7th May 2009

Very sunny, very warm, very little breeze – another fabulous day.

6th May 2009

Beautiful sunny day and very warm.  Not much else I can say really.

5th May 2009

Looked a bit black and a few drops of rain first thing but the wind soon blew the clouds away.  Another sunny day but pretty windy, which did make it feel quite a bit cooler.  Temp in the shade is showing 18.5 degrees C at the moment (4.30 p.m.) so not bad really.

4th May 2009

Another lovely day but a bit more breezy than yesterday.  Still lovely and warm in the sunshine – up to around 22-23 degrees C.

3rd May 2009

Well this was our moving day and what a glorious day, possibly the warmest yet this year – just what you need when you are lugging big boxes around!  Not complaining though.  At nearly 8 p.m. the temperature outside is still showing 22 degrees C.

2nd May 2009

A bright and sunny day but still quite a cool breeze though lovely and warm if sheltered from it.  Temperatures anywhere between 17-23 (ish) degrees C.

1st May 2009

Oh what a night!  Extremely loud thunder and spectacular lightening, as well as lots and lots of rain.  Rain continuining into the morning but eventually cleared up by mid/late morning.  The afternoon had plenty of sunshine but quite a strong breeze which did make it feel fairly cool.

April 2009

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30th April 2009

Last day of April and what a lovely one.  Clear blue skies with very little breeze.  Temperatures around 25-26 degrees C for most of the day.

29th April 2009

Clear blue skies all day, with only the odd patch of fluffy white clouds floating by occasionally.  The breeze was a little chilly at times which made the heat  and strength of the sun rather deceiving – I now have red arms and legs to prove it.

28th April 2009

Cloudy for most of the day, with the odd glimpse of the sun.  Still feeling warm enough to sit outside with temperatures ranging from 19-21 degrees C.  Skies cleared by late afternoon to give a lovely clear and starlit evening.

27th April 2009

More sunshine and clouds with quite a cool breeze.  Lovely when the sun came out but felt a bit chilly when it disappeared back behind the clouds.

26th April 2009

A mixture of sunshine and clouds, depending on where you were!  Sunny in Es Castell during the afternoon but just beyond Sant Climent it was very cloudy with a few hints that the sun was there somewhere.  Temperature in shade showing 20.8 (at 5 p.m.) so still very pleasant.

25th April 2009

Alot more cloud around today with only a few glimpses of the sun.  Still fairly mild though and not unpleasant.

24th April 2009

Another beautiful day with plenty of very warm sunshine around.  Not sure what the actual temperature was but it was hot enough to burn if out in it for too long.  Slight breeze but very pleasant.

23rd April 2009

What a fabulous day – best one this year so far.  Temperatures still around 21-22 degrees C in the shade (at 7.45 p.m.).  A bit breezy but actually quite welcome today in the heat of the sun!

22nd April 2009

Not a bad day but far windier that it has been lately, making it feel a bit cooler.  A mixture of sunshine and clouds throughout the day.  Temperatures reaching around 18 degrees C in the shade.

21st April 2009

A very wet and miserable start to the day but the clouds soon parted and the sun came out.  Lovely for the rest of the day but quite a strong breeze.

20th April 2009

A lovely warm and sunny morning with clouds increasing during the afternoon.  By around tea-time the heavens opened, giving us the works.  Torrential rain, thunder, lightening and hailstone!

19th April 2009

Beautiful day with barely a cloud to be seen.  In the direct sunshine our thermometer showed temperatures of around 31-32 degrees C.

18th April 2009

Another sunny, bright day with temperatures reaching up to 20 degrees C in the shade.  A few spots of rain late afternoon though I believe there were a couple of heavy downpours in other areas of the island.

17th April 2009

Plenty of sunshine and blue sky with temperatures ranging from 16 – 20 degrees C (in the shade).  Bit of  a breeze but nothing untoward!

16th April 2009

Another sunny day with only one or two fluffy white clouds floating by – rather quickly because of the fairly strong breeze!  Temperatures much the same as yesterday.

15th April 2009

A lovely sunny start to the day with temperatures throughout the day ranging between 17 – 20 degrees C.  Very dark clouds appeared for a while midday(ish) and I understand there were some very heavy showers, though not here in Es Castell.  During the evening/night there was, however, plenty of rain about but this had cleared by morning.

14th April 2009

Woke up to brilliant blue skies and sunshine, which remained for the whole of the day.  A bit of a breeze which did make it feel slightly cooler if not sheltered.  Temperatures in the shade showing between 17-19 degrees C.

13th April 2009

A very grey and wet early start to the day but the forecast was for better things and, as promised, the rain stopped and the sun came out pretty early on in the day.  Quite a breeze which did make it feel slightly cooler but generally a very nice day.

12th April 2009

A very grey and damp day.  Also quite cold but that didn’t put us off enjoying a BBQ and then a very competitive egg rolling race – well done Max.

11th April 2009

A mixture of sunshine and clouds with quite a strong breeze.  Very pleasant though with temperatures ranging between 19-23 degees C.

10th April 2009

Mainly sunny but odd spells of cloudiness.  Nice and warm in the direct sunshine though the breeze did make it feel cooler if you were in an unsheltered area.  Lovely day.

9th April 2009

Very wet and miserable during the morning but cleared up over lunchtime with plenty of sunshine during the afternoon.  Quite breezy.

8th April 2009

Cloudy start to the day but cleared up and turned into a lovely warm day again.

7th April 2009

Plenty of sunshine for most of the day.  Clouded over around 4ish and felt quite alot cooler because of the breeze.

6th April 2009

Lots of sunshine with hardly a cloud in sight.  Breeze quite cool though which took me by surprise – wished I’d taken a cardi/jacket with me on our visit to Mahon.

5th April 2009

Beautiful sunny and warm day, so nice in fact, that we had Sunday lunch outside, complete with Christmas Pudding(!) which my daughter kindly brought across with her.  Lovely afternoon with all the family, and one or two glasses of wine.  Temperature around 26/27 degrees C.

4th April 2009

Sunshine and a couple of showers first thing and then things just got better.  Sunshine for most of the day with a few clouds occasionally getting in the way.  So nice we spent a lovely couple of hours on the beach at Es Grau.

3rd April 2009

Another rainy day with some quite heavy showers at times.  Finally started brightening up by mid-late afternoon with the sun making brief appearances for the remainder of the day.

2nd April 2009

Will it every stop?  Well it did for a short time around 2.30 p.m. and then rained on and off for the rest of the afternoon/evening, with short spells of glorious sunshine in between – hopefully a sign of things to come in the next few days!

1st April 2009

Yet more rain.  A very grey and damp day with a couple of very short-lived sightings of the sunshine.

February 2009

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28th February 2009

Started off lovely and sunny but soon became cloudy.  Very damp and clammy feeling to the day, all day with temperatures quite a lot lower than yesterday.

27th February 2009

Yet another fabulous day – thermometer outside showed a reading of 25 degrees C in the direct sunshine around lunchtime.  Clear blue skies again with a very slight breeze.

26th February 2009

Another beautiful, sunny day with clear blue skies.  Slight chill in the breeze though, making the temperature feel a couple of degrees or so lower than yesterday, but still lovely.

25th February 2009

Beautiful day with thermometer showing around 23 degrees C in the direct sunshine.  Winds have dropped considerably – blue skies all around – wonderful.

24th February 2009

Very much the same as the last couple of days, pretty windy, with a cool feel to the breeze.  Out of the wind it feels lovely and warm.

23rd February 2009

Sunny and pretty windy.  Temperature up to around 20 degrees C if sheltered from the wind but the wind does have quite a chilly feel to it.

21st & 22nd February 2009

Both mainly sunny days with similar temperatures to 20th but quite breezy.

20th February 2009

Beautiful day – lots of sunshine and very little breeze.  Temperature in direct sunshine around 20-21 degrees C.

19th February 2009

Cloudy for most of the day with the odd moment of sunshine.  Temperatures ranging between 12-14 degrees C.

18th February 2009

A lovely day with temperatures reaching 21 degrees C in the direct sun!  Still quite breezy but the wind seems to have lost alot of the chill factor, which made for a very pleasant day indeed.

17th February 2009

Very similar to yesterday but possibly a little more sunshine.  Feels really quite cool in the wind but in a sheltered place, in the sunshine – lovely.

16th February 2009

A mixture of cloud and sunshine with quite a cool breeze.  In the shade the temp didn’t get much above 10 degrees C.

15th February 2009

A beautiful day.  Very light breeze with temperatures in the direct sunshine reaching around 19/20 degrees C.

14th February 2009

Wet, cold and windy for most of the day, with the rain finally stopping late afternoon.

13th February 2009

Very similar to yesterday – very windy still and temperatures around the same.  Wind slowly died down by late afternoon/early evening, and then the rain started.

12th February 2009

A very windy, but bright and sunny day.  Temperature around 10-11 degrees C in the shade but felt considerably warmer in the direct sun, especially if you were able to shelter from the strong winds!

11th February 2009

The day started and ended with showers but for most of the rest of the day it was lovely and warm in the sunshine with temperatures between around 14-15 degrees C.

10th February 2009

Not such a bright and sunny day today, though the temperature was still around 15-16 degrees C (in the shade).  Right now my thermometer is showing 13.4 degrees, at around 8.30 p.m. The forecast had been for very strong winds but no sign of them here on the eastern side of the island.  Wind has been picking up a bit into the evening so it remains to be seen what tomorrow will bring!

9th February 2009

A beautiful day in Menorca.  Thermometer in direct sun says 23 degrees C and in the shade 18.  Blue skies and very little breeze – wonderful!

8th February 2009

A cool and wet morning but the sun came out around lunchtime.  The rest of the day was dry and breezy with temperatures not getting much anove 10-11 degrees C (in the shade).

7th February 2009

Wet and cool start to the day and remained pretty much the same for the rest of the day with temperatures not getting much about 10 degrees C.  Thunder, lightening, rain and hailstone (!) during the evening/night.

6th February 2009

Fairly sunny start but cloud thickening during the morning and now it’s raining!  Thermometer showing 10.1 degrees C.

5th February 2009

Another nice start to the day, mild and sunny though clouding over later in the afternoon.  Temperatures pretty much on a par with the last few days.

3rd & 4th February 2009

Two lovely days with temps between 14-16 degrees C (in the shade) and feeling much, much warmer in the sun.  A bit more of a breeze today but still very pleasant.  Temperature showing 13.2 at the moment (nearly 6 p.m.)

2nd February 2009

A grey and wet start to the day, though the thermometer showed a reading of 12.5 at 8.30 a.m.  As the day went on the clouds thinned and blue sky emerged, giving a very pleasant afternoon with temperatures ranging between 16-17 degrees C (in the shade).  In the full sun it felt very much warmer – a lovely day.

1st February 2009

A cool start to the day (around 7 degrees C) but warming up, with clear blue skies for most of the morning.  Cloudy during the afternoon with temperatures between 13-14 degrees C.

January 2009

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31st January 2009

A mild morning – thermometer said 13.6 degrees C at 8.30 a.m.  Now up to 14 degrees but a cloudy day with no sign of the sunshine as yet (11.20 a.m.).  Slight breeze.

30th January 2009

Foggy (?) start to the morning over Es Castell/Mahon.  Not sure whether foggy is the right description, might have been sea mist or something else, but definitely reduced visibility.  Mild again with temperatures around 14/15 degrees C.

29th January 2009

Another lovely day but a few more clouds around.  When the sun did come out it felt very warm – around 17/18 degrees C at least.

28th January 2009

Beautiful day but not sure of the temperature as I was out all day with Martin, cleaning swimming pools.  Felt very warm – jacket off, sleeves rolled up sort of warmth so it must have been around 18/19 degrees C.  Very little breeze and overall a lovely day in Menorca!

27th January 2009

Started off wet and cool but the sun soon came out and temperatures have been around 12-13 degrees C (in the shade) though the thermometer outside the chemists in St Clement said 19 degrees!  Quite breezy which does make it feel cooler.

26th January 2009

Quite breezy at times, plenty of sunshine but a couple of short rainfalls first thing.  Temperature fluctuating between 11 – 13 degrees C.

25th January 2009

Beautiful day today.  The winds have dropped (though I believe they are back with us later in the week) and the sun has been shining all day – thermometer at the Mahon roundabout said 15 degrees – very, very pleasant.

24th January 2009

Very windy today but very mild too – around 15/16 degrees so quite pleasant if you are sheltered from the wind.  Very sunny too.

23rd January 2009

Started off feeling quite mild but (and it might just be me) it now feels quite a bit cooler.  Temperature is supposed to be arround 15 degrees but it doesn’t feel quite as warm as that to me.  The forecast thingy on the home page of our website is proving to be quite accurate and has a good indication of the next 15 days if you want to check it out.

21st & 22nd January 2009

Oops!  I knew I had something to do.  Not really alot to report about the weather over the last couple of days, sunshine, slight breeze and the odd shower.  Temperatures around 12-14 degrees C but does feel a little colder if not in a sheltered spot.

20th January 2009

Around 12 degrees C this morning though in the direct sunshine it feels more like 14-15 degrees.  Lovely and sunny with a few cluds around.  The wind has dropped considerably since yesterday/last night though there is a slight coolish breeze.

19th January 2009

Temperatures around 14-15 degrees with quite a strong, blustery wind.  Feels milder than it has for the last few days.

18th January 2009

Around 12/13 degrees C with a coolish wind.

17th January 2009

A mixture of sunshine and clouds so far today, with a fairly steady temperature of around 13 degrees C (in the shade).  No wind to speak of, though looking at the forecast for next week, it looks as though it is on its way!

16th January 2009

Well, today has been beautiful, sunny and fairly warm with a light wind.  Temperature has been around 12 degrees C though in the direct sunshine it has felt warmer.

My husband (Martin) came in from work this afternoon and said the digital thermometer at the big roundabout in Mahon (on the road from Es Castell) said the temperature was 19 degrees, and the one on the port said 12.

View from our balcony this morning

View from our balcony this morning