A fallen tree at Palma's ParcBit technology park.

25-03-2018Bombers de Palma

The high winds and heavy rain over the weekend kept the emergency services busy. Between ten o'clock on Saturday night and four o'clock on Sunday afternoon, there were 48 calls to the 112 emergency centre because of incidents caused by the adverse conditions.

The majority were because of fallen trees. Palma and Calvia, with ten and nine incidents respectively, registered the most. The MA-1032 between Puigpunyent and Galilea had to be closed for a time because of a fallen tree. In Establiments part of the front of a house collapsed. In Alaro, the torrent stream broke its banks and caused some flooding.

On the east of the island, there was consternation at the sight of cars which had been parked in the torrent in Sant Llorenç (the torrent is paved). This was despite the fact that there was the risk from heavy rain. In Palma, a car became stuck in high flood water on the Cami de Ca na Verda, the road that leads to The Hole shanty town.

The forecast for this week is for very much better weather. Temperatures are due to climb to around 23C tomorrow. There is an outside chance of showers at the weekend.


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S. / Hace about 1 year

Did wonder if the trees in Mallorca are inspected for potential failures ?. This is the first picture I have seen of a rotten tree fall, that had not hit a car !.


Stuart Mead / Hace about 1 year

Obviously the tourists fault.