Mallorca has been hit by its heaviest snowfall in more than five years as an icy polar front sweeps across Spain.

About 7 cm of the white matter settled in Fornalutx on Monday, while the Sierra de Tramuntana registered a frost of -2.4 degrees.

The highest peak in the Balearic Islands, Major Puig, saw most of Mallorca’s snowfall, covered by 40cm of snow on the highest slopes.

Majorca Snow Major Puig Alberto Darder Rosell
There was 40cm of snow at Major Puig. Photo: Alberto Darder Rosell

According to the Balearic Corner of Meteorology, the snow settled anywhere in Mallorca at 500 meters above sea level.

The freezing temperatures caused hail and a thin layer of snow to form anywhere on Ibiza that was 250-300m above sea level.

A good layer of snow was recorded in Talaia de Sant Josep and some areas of the municipality of Santa Eularia.

Snow Mallorca Mountains Credit The Helicopter Center
Snow in the mountains of Mallorca. Photo: The Helicopter Center

The polar blast occurs when a weather front approaches from the Atlantic and a storm called Hannelore arrives.

Mercury plummeted in the first weeks of the year thanks to storms Gerard and Fien, and conditions are expected to be warmer.

Mallorca Snow Sea Level
There was even a layer of snow at sea level in Ibiza.

But the situation has changed, according to the state meteorology agency AEMET, and the thermometers will not rise until the end of this week.

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