The Mediterranean has a reputation for calms interspersed with gales. In the Balearics this year, this has not been our experience.
Most summer days, after a calm night, the wind picks up mid-morning to reach force 4 by mid-afternoon, then drops gradually until around nightfall. The sky is either completely clear, or there is broken cloud. The temperature reaches 25 to 30 degrees Celsius.
About every one or 2 weeks, a strong blow shoots out of the Golfe de Lion. The diagram above shows a typical Tramontana wind pattern. The winds usually reach Menorca, hence the appellation "the windy isle". In 2011 we enjoyed 5 such sessions of up to force 6 from the North, lasting between 12 and 24 hours. They switched on and off almost instantaneously.
Less often, a side blow comes from Catalunya and strikes Ibiza. Summer Tramontanas reach Mallorca less often - we experienced no strong winds there in 2011, though we had a westerly gusting F9 in May 2012.
We had a couple of thunderstorms, with torrential rain, in June, and another in September. Otherwise, it was dry.