El pequeño verano (Letni dzien/A Summer Day) is not only a novel by Sławomir Mrożek (Borzecin/Poland, 1930) but also a pretty regular weather pattern around Christmas time in Mallorca.
True, we had the most awful storms and rain and flooding over the last three to four weeks, including the heaviest snow seen in the Tramuntana mountains for perhaps twenty years but, just in time for the festive season, sun and warmth and temperatures of 15º and 16º C surfaced again. Wonderful.
The forecast for today and for the weekend is not so bright, I am afraid but, who wants to complain? Rain and snow (above 1,200 m) are predicted for today, December 26th, with temperatures dropping to 12º at midday and 4º at night, with north-easterly winds. The weather will change to the better from Monday, December 29th. Let’s hope for the best.
The photo was taken in Port de Pollença, Mallorca, Spain. The date: December 22nd, 2008. The time: 15:46:11.