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The Good Thing About Rain

Last year seemingly was one of the wettest years on record in Mallorca, or so we hear. In total, 546 litres of rain were recorded per square metre at the meteorological weather station at Palma’s Son Sant Joan airport, the second highest quantity recorded since 1970. Rainfall for the month of January 2010 is already higher than average as well, but for the duration of this year, not as much rainfall is forecast as there actually came down last year. We’ll see.

The Conselleria de Medio Ambiente del Govern Balear informs us now that all this rain means one good thing: water reservoires in Mallorca, and in fact all over the Illes Balears, are at fuller levels than they have been for many years, with approximately 95.7 % of total capacity in Gorg Blau and 92.8 % in Embalse Cúber, amounting to some 11.400.000 cubic metres of water. The Fonts de ses Ufanes also seem to be near 100 % of their capacities, which is considered unusual for this time of year. The Ses Ufanes occurrence near Campanet is one of the two Natural Monuments in Mallorca, and well worth a visit when active.

The photo was taken from the Internet. My thanks go to and the photographer, Cati Cladera. The video was also taken from the Internet, courtesy of YouTube and mallorcaquality.

Muchas gracias.

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January 2010


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