Palma.—The north and west of Majorca was on level one yellow weather alert yesterday for heavy rains and the Met. office called it exactly right.
Yesterday morning, torrential rain lashed parts of Majorca causing localised flooding on the roads and also flooding houses and businesses.
The Palma suburb of Son Ferriol was worst hit where scores of garages and residential properties were flooded and there was even a landslide near the Son Banya bridge which led to the road being closed until the debris was cleared.

In just ten minutes, 13 litres of rain fell per square metre at Palma airport while in the Tramuntana mountains, the downfalls were even heavier.
Calvia also suffered a good soaking where 24 litres per square metre were recorded in only ten minutes and some roads in Andratx were also closed.
The Met. office also recorded 500 bolts of lightning.

However, despite the heavy rain, maximum temperatures reached 21ºC, well above the norm for this time of year.
The Director of the Met. office, Agustin Jansa, said yesterday conditions will continue to be unstable for the next couple of days.
Further rain is forecast for today but it is not expected to be as intense but keep your umbrellas handy until at least Saturday.
All of the emergency services were put on alert on Monday night ahead of the rains reaching the island and yesterday they were busy clearing roads, pumping out garages and flooded businesses but fortunately no serious damage was caused and no injuries reported.

But, 112 emergency service centre sources issued a warning last night for people to keep a close eye on the weather and for drivers to be extremely careful with further snap downpours forecast over the next few days.


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