As Menorca is the most northerly of the Balearic islands, it has the coolest climate and it has more rain.
The wettest time of the year is the autumn.
This cold northerly wind comes from over the mountains. It can be very strong and causes high waves on the sea.
In this 18-second video you can see the damages the Tramontana had caused in 2009 at the boardwalk of Cap d'Artruix.
The wind of the north-east.
This wind is even more fierce than the Tramontana.
Farmers like it; holiday-makers don't.Llevant
An easterly wind that usually blows moderately.
The Llevant causes heavy swells on the Mediterranean.
The Llevant is a typical summer wind that frequently brings clouds and rain.
From the south-east.
It brings red dust from Morroco with it and lets it rain on Menorca.
The Migjorn is a warm wind.Ponent
The west wind.
(The name derives from pono
= to set, meaning the sunset).
This west wind is usually quite gentle and cools off the summer days.
In the winter it brings rainy coulds with it.Mestral
The wind coming from the north or north-west.
The Mestral is a strong and cold wind that shuns away even the last clouds.