Palma.— Palma and Lluc have had just 50 percent of the rainfall expected for the time of year but in the Balearics as a whole, it has been no hotter than average, with some locations in north Majorca being cooler than normal, Maria José Guerrero, the Director of the Balearic Branch of the National Weather Agency (AEMET) said yesterday.

She confirmed that there were only small amounts of rain, accompanied by mud, on four occasions for the whole of the month.
Guerrero said that whereas Porto Pi (in Palma) would normally register 6.8 litres per square metre in July, this year there were only 3.5 litres.
She said however that there had been dry stormy conditions on occasions with some particularly strong squalls of wind, including some in Calvia of up to 89 kilometres per hour on 1st July.

Temperature wise, July has been normal in the Balearics, Guerrero said, pointing to the fact that Capdepera registered an average of 24.8 degrees Centigrade for the month whilst the norm is 25.8 degrees.

She also said that at some spots on Majorca it had been as hot in June as it has been this month. Tempertures registered an average of 31.4 degrees at Palma airport last month, whereas the average for June had been 31.6 degrees. Guerrero said what had been unusual last month was the high minimum night-time temperatures such as 26.7 degrees the night of 27th July in Banyalbufar.