THERE has been more rain than usual over the course of this year in Majorca and levels registered in some seasons reached historic records the National Weather Agency (AEMET) reported yesterday.
Amongst the places where the heaviest rainfall was recorded on the island was the monastery at Lluc where 1'544 litres per square metre fell during the year.
This can be compared to the average rainfall recorded there since 1990 which stands at 1'306 litres per square metre.
Other places on Majorca registering high levels of rain and forecast to have yet more prior to the end of the year include weather measurement stations at Portopi in Palma (540 litres per square metre), Sa Canova in Sa Pobla (770 litres); Portocolom (646) and the Port of Pollensa (794).
AEMET confirmed that there were record levels of rain on the island at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn this year.
The Agency said that the highest rainfall levels in recent history were recorded in September this year, matched by equally high temperatures.
Weather stations at Lluc, Sa Pobla and Palma airport all measured record rainfall levels in September.
In contrast, the months of October and November were drier than average.
November was the second hottest in recent history. But December, said the AEMET representative in the Balearics, has been between 0.5 and 1.5 degrees colder than the historic monthly average. .