TEMPERATURES, as forecast, plummeted across Majorca yesterday with fresh snow falling above 1'000 metres.
The worst of the cold snap will hit the island today but yesterday, the temperature dropped to just above freezing in Lluc, 7ºC in Porto Pi, Palma and 3.2ºC at Son San Joan airport.
The tail of the polar front gripping northern Europe will sweep its way across the Balearics today with the snow line falling from 600 metres this morning to as low as 400 metres this afternoon. Yesterday afternoon, the Balearics was put on yellow alert for snow up in the Tramuntana mountains and freezing temperatures and the alert will continue until at least Thursday night - which is when conditions are forecast to improve and temperatures return to normal for this time of year.
A maximum of four centimetres of snow is forecast to fall in the mountains today and drivers are urged to proceed with extreme care and attention.
Hikers are advised to postpone any trips up in to the mountains for at least the next couple of days or make sure they are well equipped and that somebody knows of their movements and estimated time frame.