Three hundred days of sunshine every year was how the local authorities promoted Majorca. Enough said, it says it all, if you want good weather come to Majorca. But things have changed. The heavy rains which fell across the island yesterday and even those last week meant the end of the summer season.

Now, of course I am sure that more sunshine is on the horizon but the warm settled weather is over, looking at the long range weather forecast. Imagine if you had paid out thousands of euros for a late summer break in the sun and you arrive here to be greeted by rain? Obviously the weather is still good on this beautiful island but the rains will have dented any hope of a great end to the summer season.

Much has been spoken about the tourist tax and the fact that the island is more expensive but if Majorca doesn´t get the sun, then we have a big problem. For those of us who live here the rains over the last week will have come as a welcome relief but for tourists....it is not exactly the ideal holiday weather.

The next question is what do you do on Majorca when the sun is not shining? Well it is a difficult question. This island has been built around sunshine but when it is not shining then the island has a problem. Better weather in Britain and Germany has already hit the summer season (the Germans joke that they come on holiday to Majorca to cool down!) Now, rains at the end of the season. Not good. Majorca is wonderful but we need the sun.

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Mike Lammers / Hace 7 days

When the sun does not shine , Mallorca does not have a problem. A certain part of the visitors have. Mallorca is on the same level as the Costa Brava where the weather is not the same as in more southern parts of the mainland. There has always been a turning of the weather end of August beginning of September in Mallorca. When it rains it does , in most cases stop after an hour or so. We have been coming to Malloorca since late eighties and when the weather is "not good" there a lot of things to do: walks ,jogging, visiting bodega's, longer lunches, drive off to another part of the island, markets and towns etc etc. , What's the problem ?

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Mr. C / Hace 7 days

Mel B is so right about mr Moore keep writing Mel B.

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MelB / Hace 8 days

Well said Ricky. This is yet another rehashed editorial that Mr. Moore trots out every so often. I doubt this will be published as any comment I make about Mr. Moore’s editorial prowess is vetoed.

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Yogi / Hace 8 days

Might make tourists and locals alike think more seriously about climate change and acting upon it, by insisting local and national politicians, business leaders, community organisations and all individuals do their bit to help and understand why we all have to contribute because the consequences will affect us all. Come sun, rain,, tornadoes and risagas! Having your holiday spoilt by bad weather is only the tip of the ( melting very fast ) iceberg.

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Ricky / Hace 9 days

The point of an editorial is to provide an informed and comprehensive view of a problem, along with a solution, albeit biased to your view. Which is fine. So, Jason, what’s your solution to your obvious and futile point here? Are you going to play God? Are you going to invent a weather machine?

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James / Hace 9 days

There are comatose Inuits in Alaska who know that, come middle'ish September in Mallorca, one should pack his or her macintosh and, at least, a smathering of wooly.

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