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Wind and Weather

Those of us who are into boats and sailing will know about the importance of the winds and will know their Tramuntana (N), Mestral (NW), Ponent (W) and Xaloc (SW). These are the winds that usually bring dry and mild weather conditions, mostly originating from the inner mainland of Spain, often accompanied by a certain föhn effect.

Winds from the Migjorn (S), Xiroco (SE), Llevant (E) and Gregal NE), however, are winds that have traveled across the sea and often bring clouds and/or rain.

Mallorca, being an island, is more prone to the effects of wind or so it seems. Thus, not only fishermen and sailors look out for the weather vanes, but the farmers do, and gardeners, too. In fact everybody does, and for this reason you will find plenty of wind towers, such as this one in Molinar, near Palma de Mallorca.

The photo was taken near Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 25th, 2008. The time was 13:10:23.

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