Strong winds in Ciudad Jardín this morning. | Carla Sanz

Majorca was braced for high winds and rain this morning with the emergency services on full alert.

Hail storm at Can Picafort.

The Met Office said that they had issued an amber alert which means that adverse weather can be expected in the coming hours.

Storm clouds at Cala Millor.

Heavy rains are common in Majorca at this time of the year. It is known locally as the Gota Fria, or Cold Drop.

The rain has now reached Palma.