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Picture postcard image on Majorca on New Year's Eve.

20-08-2013
Majorca did not enjoy a white Christmas, but some parts of the north of the island were lucky enough to have had a white New Year. Residents living along the Serra de Tramuntana woke up on New Year's eve to find a blanket of snow across the mountains and along one of the roads, police made drivers fit snow chains around their tyres for a stretch of 20 kilometres. The Guardia Civil were out in force along roads in the area and along the worst affected, were making sure that drivers put their snow chains on and informing drivers of the dangers. The Balearic Meteorological centre said that snow had fallen as low as 600 metres and the heaviest snow falls were in the region around the island's two main reservoirs, Cúber and Gor Blau. Guardia Civil traffic police also had to deal with the unusual flow of traffic through the area with hundreds of people driving up to the mountains to see the snow throughout the day. Those who made the effort will be pleased to know that their journey was not in vain as now more snow if forecast for the immediate future. But, if last year's weather pattern is anything to go by, the coldest days of the year can be expected this month. At the end of January last year, Majorca froze and last February was the driest February on record in the Balearics.

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