Massive storms have hit the Balearic island of Mallorca. Holidaymakers will probably have to be prepared for the fact that this could continue for a few more days.
Update from June 5, 9:24 a.m.: In the municipality of Porreres in Mallorca, there were numerous incidents on Sunday afternoon. As the Mallorca Zeitung reports, a number of trapped motorists had to be freed from their cars. "There was a moment when all the connecting roads into the village were cut off," said a spokesman for the local police.
According to the weather service Aemet, 78 liters of rain per square meter fell in just under two hours. In Porrreres and the surrounding area, storms have been occurring again and again for days. According to the report, the soil can hardly absorb water, fields and roads are quickly flooded.
For Sunday afternoon, warning level orange was issued due to heavy rain, on Monday warning level yellow applies to the interior and the south of the island. Heavy rain in the interior of the island, Es Pla, is still not excluded. As other videos on social media show, it was also raining like buckets in Llucmajor and Algaida.
Mallorca storm: deluge rain floods the island - videos show extent
First reported on Saturday, 3 June: Munich – "Anyone who has booked a holiday around the Mediterranean in the next ten days is out of luck," explains meteorologist Dominik Jung of wetter.net, referring to calculations by the Climate Forecast System (CFS). In the worst case, it could even continue into August, they say. Creepy prospects, these are.
So while we in Germany are sweating more and more, the Mediterranean countries of Italy or parts of Spain are drowning in the coming days. The Balearic island of Mallorca has already been hit.
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On Thursday (1 June) there weresevere storms, especially in the centre of the island of Mallorca. Images and videos from municipalities such as Porreres, Campos and Felanitx show flooded streets, while the island's capital, Palma, was spared, reports the Mallorca Zeitung. The hardest hit the precipitation was Porrere, where, according to the Spanish weather service Aemet, 19.95 liters of rain per square meter fell by 5 p.m.
After the torrential rains, the weather service raised the warning level for Friday from yellow to orange. Aemet also does not rule out thunderstorms and hail, according to the report. A disaster for all holidaymakers who have lost their way to the Balearic island. To have a number: According to Mallorca Magazine, the German Travel Association (DRV) expects a total of 2023.4 million tourists from Germany alone in 1.
Torrential rain is flooding the island of Mallorca, as seen in this screenshot of a video. © Private
Mallorca storm - and no end in sight for the time being: warning level increased
And they will probably not have any real fun in the coming days – depending on the region. Even if temperatures are expected to climb back to around 30 degrees after the weekend, the downpour will probably continue for a few more days. On Saturday, between 12 noon and 19 p.m., the whole island is under a yellow warning level due to rain. It will remain changeable until at least Monday.
And if you can believe the weather experts from Wetter.net, holidaymakers and locals on the island will have to get used to the weather.
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