Majorca resident Bianca Hadley, who was caught in the Gambia emergency this week, was today "chilling" in a hotel near Gatwick Airport.
There is an amber alert for the Tramuntana, where up to 100 litres per square metre of rain may fall in a twelve-hour period.
Demand should be high for cold-weather clothing and footwear, but it isn't.
Trawlers can't go out on a certain number of days in a drive to preserve fish stocks.
The cold and the constant threat of rain convinced a large number of people to stay at home.