Winds of Menorca – And Why You Should Understand Them

Viento en Menorca - Ciutadella
Viento en Menorca – Ciutadella

The Winds

Menorca is an island exposed to winds. Both when it blows Tramuntana (north wind, the most common) and when it blows Migjorn (south wind) there are appreciable changes in sea state and the beaches.

This is because there are two quite distinct areas in Menorca. For this reason, most people look at the wind before going to the beach to avoid surprises.

This does not mean that the wind must condition your plans, but if you look at the wind before going to the beach you can ensure a peaceful afternoon without much swell… I always do so.

Where To Find Out Which Wind Blows Today

If you’re not an expert and do not know that wind blows on any given day, the quickest and easiest way to find that wind blows in Menorca is provided for free by WindGuru.

WindGuru is a website that collects meteorological data from 6 different points of Menorca, with a fairly high reliability. Windguru also offers an iPhone app and Android app.

Si no eres un experto y no sabes que viento sopla en un día cualquiera, la forma más rápida y sencilla de averiguar que viento sopla en Menorca es utilizar el servicio gratuito de WindGuru.

If you want something less technical and more graphic, you can use the map in real time of the wind Menorca. This map is generated by nullschool, a web that generates graphic predictions every 3 hours by using supercomputers. Highly recommended!

Mapa del Viento en Menorca en Tiempo Real (nullschool)
Mapa del Viento en Menorca en Tiempo Real (nullschool)

Which Beach Should I Go To When Blows…

As a general rule, whenever the wind blows from the south is better to go to the northern beaches, and whenever the wind blows from the north is better to go to the southern beaches. Here you can see a list of beaches north and south beaches.

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