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The End Of Summer

A steep decline in air temperatures here in Mallorca over the last few days may indicate what the calendar already suggests: the end of Summer is approaching. Whilst a few days ago we suffered scorching heat with up to 35° C, and even 36° C in places, thermometers are now down to about 26° C, and even 21° C in places like Lluc. There were even a few drops of rain yesterday, at least here in Felanitx. It is not uncommon in Mallorca for stormy weather to prevail during the first week of September, often intermixed with a bit of the Gota Fría. Some people say, though, that the water temperatures in the Mediterranean Sea are not high enough for this phenomenon to occur this year. We’ll see.

The weather forecast is for higher temperatures again from tomorrow onwards and into the weekend, with temperatures reaching 30° C once more, and 28° C in places like Lluc but, undoubtedly, the big heat seems over for this year.

My photo shows the gorgeous shadows painted by the colonnaded arches in Palma’s Avinguda Jaume III, one of the main shopping venues for Palma’s nobility, including members of the Spanish royal household. The street is named after Jaume III de Mallorca (1315-1349), the King of Mallorca between 1324 and 1349.

The photo was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 25th, 2010. The time was 14:40:55.

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