STORMS are set to hit Mallorca this evening and the island has been put on alert for electric storms and torrential rain for the next few days.
The DANA, commonly referred to as a “gota fría” (cold drop), is expected to arrive on the island at 10.00pm, but Mallorca has already been put on the yellow alert since 1:00pm today due to rainfall in the north, northeast and east of Mallorca.
The slow-moving storm system caused by a mass of cold air hitting the hot air of the earth’s surface results in electric and thunder storms, heavy rain and often hail.
Tuesday is expected to be the worst day and is on orange alert for rain and yellow for storms.
In the mountains, up to 70 litres of water per square meter can fall in just one hour and in 12 hours it’s possible to accumulate 140 litres, which could fall in just two or three hours. For the rest of the island, 50 litres of water can be registered in just one hour and 100 litres in 12 hours.
In addition, temperatures will drop between 8º and 10º, with the maximum forecast being 20º.
From Wednesday the warning is scheduled to drop to a yellow level due to rains and storms and temperatures will rise to 26º-28º.
The weather should start to settle by Thursday when the DANA moves away from Mallorca. It’s forecast to be cloudy and possibly rain, but the weather will improve throughout the day.