Visitors experienced unusually heavy rain earlier this month. | Teresa Ayuga
With a few days still to go the end of the month, it can safely be said that this August has been one of the wettest in Mallorca's history. There has been an average of 39.1 litres (per square metre) of rain: 172% more than usual. In some parts of the island, this average has been exceeded significantly. Palma, for example, has had 50.3 litres, which is 214% more than is typical for August. Although it has been unusually rainy, this August won't be setting records. Since these started to be kept, Palma has known more rain on two occasions. In 1983, there were 97.4 litres, while in 2002 there were 94.