Cloudy skies in Mallorca.

Cloudy skies in Mallorca.

11-12-2020Ultima Hora

We are in for some very mixed weather in Mallorca over the next few days, but there will be some sunshine, according to the State Meteorological Agency.

Strong winds have battered the Balearic Islands over the last few days with gusts of 118 kilometres per hour recorded in the Sierra de Alfabia, 86 km per hour in Binissalem, 83 km per hour in Santa Maria and 78 km per hour in Capdepera and at Ibiza airport, according to Aemet.

Between 21:00 on Friday and 09:00 on Saturday in Mallorca, there were also gusts of 66 km an hour in Pollensa, 63 km an hour in Dique del Oeste in Palma, 62 km an hour in Puerto Soller and some parts of Calvia, 61 km an hour in Sineu and sa Pobla, 61 km an hour at the UIB and 57 km an hour in Porto Pi.

In Ibiza, 78 km an hour winds were recorded at Ibiza airport, 58 km an hour in Vila and 43 km an hour in Sant Antoni de Portmany and there were 49 km an hour winds in Formentera.

In Menorca, the wind was gusting at 42 km an hour in Es Mercadal, 41 km an hour at the airport and 35 km an hour in Cala Galdana.

Between 20:00 on Friday and 08:00 on Saturday, 16 litres of rain per m2 fell in Santanyí, 16 litres per m² in Escorca, 14 litres per m² in Calvia, 12 litres per m² in Cabo Blanco in Llucmajor and 8 litres per m² in Alfabia and Lluc.

In Menorca, 6 litres m² of rainfall was recorded in Es Mercadal, La Mola and at the airport.

In Ibiza, 2 litres per m² of rainfall fell at the Airport.

Cloudy skies dominated Mallorca on Friday with intermittent downpours, winds gusting at 60 kilometre on the coast, 80 kilometres in the mountains and highs of 18ºC.

On Saturday, the western half of the island will be overcast with scattered showers in some places and full on storms in others.

The rest of the Island will have blue skies with a few clouds here and there and the temperature will drop from 18º during the day to 10º overnight.

Aemet is forecasting northwesterly winds gusting at 70-90 kilometres an hour in coastal areas and more than 100 kilometres an hour in the mountains.

The sun will come out on Sunday, but there will be some cloudy intervals particularly in the north of the island and the mercury will hover around 16º-18º. It will be much colder overnight with lows of 5º-8º.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be overcast but it should stay dry with slivers of sunshine and the daytime high of 18º-20º will fall to 10º after dark.

Make the most of the sunshine because more rain is forecast on Thursday.

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