Winds up to 100kph and rainfall of 150 litres per square metre are expected in Majorca on Sunday.

19-01-2020Arguiñe Escandón

21.30: Gusts of 107kph in Capdepera and 101kph in Alfabia. Rainfall in Lluc 112 litres per square metre; in Portocolom 116 litres.

20.00: 112 reports 28 incidents so far in Majorca - fallen trees and masonry, flooding.

19.30: RED ALERT - Aemet has increased to red its warning for coastal conditions along the Tramuntana coast (Andratx to Escorca) and along the southern coast between Andratx and Campos. Waves of seven metres or more. This alert applies to Monday as well as to the rest of Sunday.

18.30: The 112 Emergencies Service has issued a general warning to keep away from promenades, piers, cliffs and torrents. The environment ministry has repeated a suspension of authorisation for fires for today and tomorrow. It's the wind that's the concern, despite the rain.

17.15: Portocolom and Lluc the wettest parts of Majorca (according to the weather stations): 86 litres per square metre in Portocolom and 72 in Lluc. Gusts in Capdepera have now topped the 100kph mark - 102kph around 17.00. In the Tramuntana, gusts up to 85kph in Alfabia. Temperatures have been struggling; highs of no more than around 13C.

15.30: Winds gusting up to 80kph in Capdepera; which seem to be the strongest for now. Aemet amber alerts for wind, coastal conditions and rain for Majorca remain in place. For much of the island they also apply to Monday.

14.30: Aemet reports rainfall of 68 litres per square metre in Portocolom; at present, the conditions are not exceptional.

13.30: Preparations for the Sant Sebastià night party of music on seven stages in the city are continuing.

12.00: The Guardia Civil is not reporting any incidents in Majorca as a consequence of Storm Gloria. However, at Palma Arena (Velodrom Illes Balears), the Copa de España track competition has had to be suspended because of rain leaking in.

Aemet, which has issued amber alerts for wind, coastal conditions and rain in most of Majorca, anticipates that the worst of the weather will be later in the day. In Ibiza and Formentera there are red alerts for the coasts.

Fires have been prohibited on all the islands as a precaution. Flights at Alicante-Elche Airport have been suspended until Monday lunchtime, with red alerts for rain and wind having been activated in Valencia. The closure of the airport obviously means cancellations and flights being diverted.


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Ricky / Hace over 2 years

Stop scaremongering. It’s half an hour after your latest report, I’m in Andratx and there’s no wind and just a mild shower. Really.