Will the rain ever stop? That was the question residents and tourists alike were asking themselves, as the island was hit by more torrential rain. And once again, it was the north of the island which was the worst hit, particularly in and around Pollensa. The island was on the alert again yesterday, as the weatherman predicted downpours of more than 15 litres per square metre in less than an hour. And sure enough, the prediction came true, catching many people unawares. Adding to tourist misery was the news that temperatures are likely to drop slightly, although the good news was that the high winds which have buffeted the island for the past few days will die down to light to moderate. All of a sudden, Majorcans are remembering that they, too, have a saying like “change ne'er a clout till May is out.” After years of drought, the island has endured the wettest April in 30 years, and rainfall in the first part of May is already higher than the average for the entire month.

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