Over the past 365 days, Balearic rainfall has been a third less than during the previous year, but the level of water in the island's reservoirs has risen slightly to 3, 4 per cent - but there is still a long way to go to compensate for the deficit. According to the Balearic Meteorological Institute, rainfall this Autumn, September, October and November, traditionally the wettest months of the year, has been normal, but normal is not enough to make up the “historic” lack of rain which has reduced water levels in the Balearics to their lowest in the past 100 years. However, based on the information available at the moment, meteorological experts are unable to state whether this year will be drier than 1999. But what is clear is that natural water levels are improving, but only very gradually and that unless next Spring is a very wet one, the overall situation will change very little. The rain over the past few days has seen seven litres per square meter fall at the airport and 5.3 litres per square metre in Porto Pi and 6.5 at the Albufera natural park.

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