A rainbow appeared between the storms on Monday.

A rainbow appeared between the storms on Monday.

07-09-2020Joan Miquel Perpinyá

Weather warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorms are still active in Majorca and the bad weather is likely to last until Wednesday, according to the State Meteorological Agency, Aemet.

Serra de Tramuntana and north and northeastern areas of Majorca are under orange alert and a yellow alert has been issued for the rest of the Island.

Aemet is forecasting cloudy skies with heavy showers, intense thunderstorms, hailstorms and moderate to strong northeasterly winds on Tuesday with warmer daytime temperatures and cooler nights.

The Mediterranean storm is causing a strong swell in most maritime areas, which is making the downpours and storms even worse.

99.4 litres per square metre of rain fell in Calvia on Monday; 82.9 litres per m2 in Andratx; 62.4 litres per m2 in Llucmajor; 61.8 litres per m2 in Palma Port and 51.4 litres per m2 in Banyalbufar.

Winds gusting at 68 km an hour were recorded in Capdepera at 04.20 and 67 km an hour at Minorca Airport at 05.10.

More than 600 lightning strikes were recorded between Majorca and the centre of Ibiza.

Incidents

112 Emergency Services responded to 68 incidents in the Balearic Islands on Monday. 60 of them were in Majorca, 6 in Ibiza and 2 in Minorca and most were caused by heavy rain.

Calvia, Palma and Andratx bore the brunt of the storms in Majorca which also caused a rock fall between Puerto Pollensa and Formentor Lighthouse, forcing the temporary closure of the Ma-2210.

In Palma, one lane of the Paseo Marítimo was closed from 07:00-09:00 because of flooding near Portopí.

In Cala Llamp, the Municipal Sports Centre and several homes were damaged by falling rocks or flooding and the lifeguard hut in Camp de Mar was severely damaged.

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