Local police were forced to close two beaches. | Michels


The torrential rain and storms which have battered Majorca today have caused a number of incidents and forced local police in Calvia to close two beaches.

This morning was probably not the best to go for a swim in the sea, but those tourists who did in Paguera were ordered out of the water after the heavy rain led to a sewage leak into the water off the beaches at La Romana and La Tora forcing the police to close parts of both beaches.

Elsewhere, in Andratx a van and an Audi TT were involved in two  separate accidents blamed on the rain while Palma felt the full forced of the storm where the 112 emergency services responded to 12 of the total 31 incidents reported in Majorca. By 1pm, when the rain began to ease, 64 litres of rain had fallen per square metre in Porreres and 62 in Muro. 52 litres per square metre were recorded in Campos, 38 in Portocolom and 33 litres in Palma.

The torrential rain also led to a fall in temperatures of between 3ºC and 5ºC. Only at Porto Pi in Palma did the temperatures breach the 20ºC mark reaching 22ºC.