Status: 22/09/2023, 04:52 a.m.
By: Felina Wellner
Two hurricanes drive storms to Mallorca. In some places it rains more than ever before on the holiday island. Pictures and videos show the flood.
Mallorca – Away from the pool and the sea: Tourists are forced into the cool water on the popular holiday island. Since Tuesday afternoon, September 19th, Mallorca has been repeatedly showered by heavy rain. Two hurricanes that moved from the Atlantic towards Europe initiated the drastic change in the weather.
Record rain on the holiday island: Heavy rainfall flooded the streets of Mallorca. © Screenshot/Twitter
Summer weather? Wrong! Storms and flooded roads in Mallorca
There are unusual images of the Balearic Islands that characterize September: masses of water that flood the streets and block the way for passers-by and motorists. Just a few weeks ago, Spain, including Mallorca, was hit by apocalyptic weather.
The southwest of Mallorca was the most affected by the storms. There were torrential rains in Palma. As reported by Mallorca Magazine, torrents filled up and developed into raging rivers. The consequences of this are palpable and visible. Na Bàbrara, for example, has turned the harbour basin of Portitxol near Palma brownish, adds the Mallorca Zeitung.
According to both media, it has rained more in some places in Mallorca than ever before since weather records began. At the Balearic University at the gates of Palma, 24 litres of precipitation per square metre were measured within 104 hours and 119 litres in the Secar de la Real district around the Son Espases hospital.
Calm after the storm: Sunny prospects for Mallorca holidaymakers
Closed beaches and uncomfortable weather: this is not how tourists imagined their summer vacation. But according to wetter.net, the weekend will gradually settle down on Friday after a somewhat mixed start and it should remain dry and sunny beyond the weekend.
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|Friday, 21 September||Cloudy and scattered rain; sunny in the evening; 25 degrees|
|Saturday, September 22||Sunny and windy; 24 degrees|
|Sunday, September 23||Sunny; 24 degrees|
Uncomfortable walk through the pedestrian zone at Playa de Palma. © IMAGO/Chris Emil Janssen
"Love the colors before the rain": Vacationers post storm pictures – not everything is frustration posts
Many holidaymakers seem to be coming to terms with the frustrating experiences of severe weather by capturing and sharing them. One user managed to formulate positive thoughts despite the storm hurdle. "I love the colors before the rain," she wrote, posting a picture of the port of Port de Pollença:
At the same time, in the same place, but the tenor stands out strongly from most of the other contributions. Grey skies, holidaymakers rushing into dry land and cars making arduous progress – frustrated images in particular are flooding social media.