Palma de Majorca.—”It's going to be fine and sunny in the Balearics over the New Year holiday with clear skies,” Angel Rivera, spokesman for the National Weather Agency (AEMET) said yesterday.

He claimed that an anti-cyclone pushing its way across Spain is going to mean stable weather conditions until next Tuesay, 3rd January.
He described the temperatures to be expected next weekend as “very acceptable for the time of year” as in the Mediterranean they are expected to touch the 16 degrees Centigrade mark.

He warned however, that light mist and frost could be expected at night in all areas.
Rivera said that between tomorrow and Thursday, a cold front will sweep in from the north of the mainland bringing down the snow line to 700 metres above sea level. The accompanying wind will turn to blow northwards giving a sensation of cold in Cantabria, the Pyrenees and in the Balearic Islands.

But temperatures will start to rise again before the weekend, combining with other stable weather conditions to ensure a fine, bright New Year weekend without rain or snow flurries.