Deep cloud cover over Mallorca is the start of a weekend of low temperatures and rain. A photograph taken by NASA clearly shows the heavy cloud hanging over the island and this weekend will see temperatures drop and a return to winter.

The Palma Met Office is forecasting low temperatures and rain starting on Friday as winter makes a return after a week of relatively high temperatures and sunshine.

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The Electricity Board is braced for a surge in demand for electricity as a direct result of the low temperatures.

This winter will go down as a one of the coldest in recent history with temperatures of -3 degrees Centigrade and snow on the Puig Major mountain range for at least a month.