TEMPERATURES in Majorca this month have generally been 1.5 degrees about the average for this time of year.
The maximum temperature of 26.7 degrees was recorded in Palma on one day but, according to Agusti Jansa, director of the Balearic Meteorological Centre, we could still see maximum temperatures which exceed previous decades, such as the 28.8 degrees recorded in Palma in April 1992.

Generally the maximum temperatures in April have been very much in excess of 20 degrees, although he correctly predicted that the weather would deteriorate over the weekend, with rain and a drop in temperatures.

At the time of speaking he could not confirm whether the rain would be heavy.
Although there has not been a drop of rain in the Balearics since the heavy downpours over Easter, comparison with the historical records for rainfall shows that this month has had more than average rainfall for this time of year.

This is certainly the case for Palma as, so far this month, it has had 64 litres per square metre, 32 litres more than the average.
Sa Pobla has had 71 litres, 36 more than the average. Porreres has had 46 litres, 14 more than average; Lluc 289 litres, 209 more than average; Minorca 100 litres, 62 more than average; and Ibiza has had 45 litres, 20 more than average.

For Lluc this April has so far been the wettest since 1981, according to the records in its meteorological station, Jansa said.
The contrast between the rainy days over Easter and the following dry days with temperatures approaching Summer levels surprised residents.
In the street one can see people shedding their Winter clothes, although Jansa did warn that the situation could change.


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