Well, that is your lot...temperatures may well have reached a maximum of 21ºC in Palma and other parts of the island yesterday, but this weekend is going to be a cold, wet and windy one marking the start of winter. The Civil Protection department last night put the Balearics on weather alert and the emergency services will remain on standby over the weekend. A sharp drop in temperatures, high winds and even snow are forecast. Hard to imagine that last month was the warmest October for 40 years. The meteorological office warned yesterday that winds could reach 90 kilometres an hour in the Balearics today and over the weekend, and in northern parts, peak at around 100 to 110 kilometres per hour. But apart from the wind, those living in the North, especially in the Sierra Tramuntana mountain range, can expect the first snowfall of the year with the snow line, although at around 1'000 metres today, gradually descending to 700 metres over the weekend. The Civil Protection department and the Central Government Delegate to the Balearics are working closely with the Guardia Civil Traffic Department.

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