On Sunday, the Mediterranean coast of Spain, especially the Balearic Islands, was affected by heavy rains and strong winds that caused several minor injuries, property damage and flight cancellations.
Winds of up to 120 km/h and heavy rain, also accompanied by hail, affected the Balearic Islands, but also Catalonia (northeast) and Valencian Community (east).
The National Meteorological Agency (Aemet) put these three regions on orange alert on Sunday (high risk).
The Spanish press reported that there were indeed several minor injuries.
The winds smashed the anchors of a 330-meter-long cruise ship that was anchored in Palma, and when it moved, it collided with an oil tanker in the same port in the capital of the Balearic Islands. The Balearic Islands Port Authority said in a statement that six people suffered minor injuries in the incident.
In all three affected areas, streets were flooded and trees were uprooted by wind or water.
And “Ina”, the authority responsible for Spanish airports, announced the cancellation of 24 flights and the rerouting of 29 of them coming from the Balearic Islands.
This weather episode, accompanied by a sudden drop in temperatures, comes after the fourth heat wave of this northern summer ended in Spain on Thursday.