Water reserves in the Balearic Islands increase to 55%.

Jan 11, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Demand Units remain unchanged compared to the previous month

Water reserves in the Balearic Islands stood at 55% in December, three points higher than the previous month, but in a worse situation than in November 2021, when reserves were at 67%. By islands, in Mallorca (from 51% to 55%) and Menorca (from 55% to 57%), bookings increased, while in Eivissa they remained the same (52%) and dropped to Formentera (from 66% to 60%).

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Water reserves in the Balearic Islands

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As for the Demand Units (DU), all are in a pre-alert scenario, except Formentera, which remains in a normal scenario.

With regard to information from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), the data indicate that December was a dry month in the Balearic Islands, with 34% less rainfall than the historical average.

By islands, December was dry in Mallorca (42.4 l/m2 compared to the historical average of 69.42.1 l/m2), in Menorca (40.2 l/m2 compared to the average of 59 l/m2) and in Eivissa (41.4 l/m2 last month compared to an average of 55.8 l/m2). In Formentera, on the other hand, it was a very wet month, with 95 l/m2 compared to the historical average of 35.2 l/m2.

The percentage of interannual precipitation in the Balearic Islands is 12% below the historical average and stands at 88%. In Mallorca, it stands at 81% (19% below the average). On the other hand, in Menorca and the Pitiüses it has rained 18% and 12% more than the average.