A clean up operation is underway in Majorca after Storm Katrine battered the island with torrential rain, 4 metre high waves and howling winds.
Gusts of 104 kilometres an hour were recording in the Sierra de Alfabia, 82 kilometres an hour in Banyalbufar and between 70-80 kilometres an hour across the rest of the island.
Maximum wind gusts recorded #Baleares
in the last 24 h (hasta las 7 h.l.)
Rachas máximas de viento en #Baleares? AEMET_Baleares (@AEMET_Baleares) March 3, 2020
en las últimas 24 h (hasta las 7 h.l.)
Alfàbia 127 NNW
Sta Maria 98 NW
Binissalem 93 NW
Aeropuerto de Ibiza 93 WNW
Es Mercadal 80 WSWhttps://t.co/RemHT6IHRt pic.twitter.com/jePzSvRbIm
There was substantial damage in Palma and Fire service personnel took to Twitter to alert residents about the damage.
A tree came down in La Rambla, which fortunately didn?t hit anyone.
As a consquence of high winds a tree fell in la Rambla
Como consecuencia del vendaval.? A.C.i E. (@BombersDePalma) March 2, 2020
Caída de árbol en la Rambla
A Palma resident publiched another tweet about a fence in Carrer de la Reina Maria Cristina.
A tree crashed to the ground in Paseo Mallorca and an awning was torn off the wall in Plaza Mayor.
Between 1 and 4 litres of water per square metre fell in Majorca?s lowlands and 6 litres in the Sierra de Alfabia.
Aemet is forecasting a drop in temperature to around 16º on Tuesday, which is closer to normal for this time of year, with an overnight low of 10º.
The wind has dropped at last but keep everything tied down because it?s forecast to pick up again this afternoon with gusts of 70-90 kilometres an hour predicted in some places.
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