Some rough conditions in Minorca.

27-12-2017Gemma Andreu

The forecast was accurate. Aemet had said that Cyclone Bruno would have an impact on the Balearics today (Wednesday), and it did. Gusts of up to 130kph were registered in the Tramuntana at the Serra de Alfàbia weather station. Elsewhere, they eached 99kph in Binissalem and 95kph in Capdepera.

An amber alert continued for coastal conditions. All of the islands were affected. Ferries to and from Minorca were suspended at three o'clock on Wednesday morning because of the sea condition. The Formentera port of La Sabina was reopened at half five in the afternoon, having been closed for more than four hours; it was also closed for a time in the morning.

By three o'clock yesterday afternoon, the 112 emergency services had been called to attend to 24 incidents in Majorca, most of them because of fallen trees or masonry.

Rainfall, though, was only light, and it was mostly before dawn. Otherwise, yesterday was a generally sunny day and, despite the wind, comparatively mild. The wind will ease today, but a yellow alert for coastal conditions will be maintained.

The current forecast for New Year's Eve is for dry and sunny weather with light breezes and a high of 20C. New Year's Day is expected to be cloudy with a risk of showers.

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