The Gorg Blau reservoir isn't gaining any more capacity, as dry weather has continued. | Pau Figuerola
One doesn't expect summers in the Balearics to be wet, but there is some rain and it can help to top up water resources. These, as we are all too well aware, are depleted because of the very dry autumn and winter of 2015 and into 2016, and as the new autumn begins (officially at 16.21 on Thursday), news comes from the Aemet meteorology agency that this has been the driest summer in the Balearics since 1985 and the fourth driest since 1952. Rainfall has been just over eight litres per square metre. It is typically around 40 litres.