Autumn weather hits Mallorca

Flickr by Andrés Nieto Porras

FLOODING and torrential rains were the order of the day on Monday September 29 in Mallorca as strong rains caused a variety of incidents on the island.

According to the emergency services, a number of vehicles were cut off by flash flooding, including at least three cars and a bus with 19 people on board.

With a whole host of emergency personnel in attendance (Local Police, Guardia Civil and firefighters), those trapped by the waters were able to be rescued without injury, once the waters relented a little.

In Sóller, the Sa Mola tunnel was closed for a while due to the torrential rain, although it has since been reopened.

Bunyola has witnessed flooding in areas, according to users of social media sites like Twitter, and the Spanish meteorological association Aemet has said that the stormy weather saw 400 lightning bolts strike Mallorca and Ibiza within an hour.

Tuesday September 30 saw a yellow weather alert for rain and storms remaining in place over the Balearic Islands.


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