A snowman in Majorca.

10-02-2018Pilar Pellicer

Minimum temperatures did not fall as low as Thursday, but conditions remained cold with a further dump of snow on Friday night causing further traffic problems.

Today (Saturday), snow fell as low as 300 metres, forcing the emergency services to close the road from Caimari to Lluc for most of the morning along with the Ma-2100 in Orient and rural roads around Bunyola and Alaro as well as the Ma-10 from Sa Batalla to the Ses Barques lookout and the Ma-11 to the Coll de Soller.

The Council of Majorca repeated its warning to drivers in the Tramuntana Mountains, and the Majorca Fire Service urged drivers to stay away from the mountains today to avoid any incidents or accidents.

Majorca will remain on level one yellow alert for isolated falls of more snow on Sunday, although conditions are forecast to improve. Strong winds on Sunday will make conditions feel much colder, and the snow ploughs and gritters will remain in the mountains just in case.

The forecast for the week ahead is better, with the chance of snow diminishing. From Wednesday, temperatures are forecast to rise and reach around 20C.

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S. / Hace 4 months

Yes, the local people on the Island rush up into The Tramuntana every Winter when snow occurs. This causes main traffic jams etc. and the Guardia have to close the snow covered roads. The local people are not used to driving on snow, although when the heavy rains occur at sea level, the Islands roads become very slippy and dangerous.

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Steve Riches / Hace 4 months

Years ago I was on a bus in India on the long journey up to Simla. All the passengers were on their first outing from the plains. Halfway up the winding road on the right hand side there was a large patch of snow. None of the passengers had ever seen snow before and the coach nearly turned over as everyone on the left hand side rushed over to look! It's not quite as big a shock for Mallorcans but as soon as there's a light dusting of snow in the hills it's a lead story!

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Tom / Hace 4 months

I’ve seen more snow in a snow dome !!

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