Plenty of rain in Can Picafort this morning.

05-06-2017

Storms and rain in Majorca that were provoked by an Atlantic front led to more than twenty significant incidents that the emergency services needed to attend to today. Most were related to flooding, though there were others because of fallen trees. The wind was strong in parts of the island.

The 112 service was most in demand between midnight and nine o'clock. The rain did, however, continue in areas until around midday. Among the incidents, there were eight in Palma, five in Calvia and three in Alcudia.

At the airport, take-offs and landings were affected. The airport's management increased the time between both as a matter of safety. The met agency Aemet had increased the risk level from yellow on Sunday to orange for both rain and storms.

Few parts of the island were spared heavy rain. By midday, the rainfall (litres per square metre) was between 40 and 45 in Pollensa, Porreres and Santanyi as well as at the airport, over 60 in parts of Calvia, and more than 90 in Lluc.

The sun came out in the afternoon, and the good news is that the forecast is mostly good for the rest of the week. Rather cloudy on Wednesday, but otherwise fine and with temperatures up to 30C at the weekend.

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