Serra de Tramuntana storm damage.

Serra de Tramuntana storm damage.

31-08-2020Forest Management Service

On Monday the Forest Management Service flew over the Municipalities of Banyalbufar, Valldemossa and Esporles which were totally battered by torrential rain, hail, thunder and lightning and a tornado at the weekend.

The video shows a large number of uprooted pine trees and extensive damage to homes and vehicles in the area.

The State Meteorological Agency, Aemet, tweeted that the devastation in towns in the Serra de Tramuntana was caused by gusts of more than 150 kilometres an hour and “probably” a tornado.

"There was a blowout and probably a tornado,” said the meteorologists.

A blowout is a strong downward current of air that usually originates in a storm cloud and causes destructive winds. It has a horizontal dimension of less than ten kilometres and can last from five to thirty minutes.

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