In images: Ibiza and Mallorca battered by storms as weather warnings issued for Valencia and Catalonia

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Images showing the intensity of the storms as the sweep across the Balearic Islands and Catalonia. Photo: AEMET

Storms continued to batter Spain on Wednesday with the Balearic islands badly hit and other parts of the country placed on alert.

More than 8,000 lightning strikes hit Mallorca overnight as storms that had caused flooding on mainland Spain moved eastwards over the Balearic Islands. 

Ports were battered and roads turned into rivers as a DANA sweeping across Spain brought high winds and torrential rain. 

Winds reached 91 km per hour in some parts.

Six roads were reported closed on Wednesday  morning in Mallorca after they had been turned into torrents, including one of the main roads on the island; the Sencelles-Inca road.

Sollér was amongst the worst hit, recording more than 200 litres rainfall in less than 12 hours. 

Emergency services on the islands said 102 incidents related to the adverse weather had been recorded; 92 in Mallorca, 7 in Ibiza, 2 in Menorca and one in Formentera.  

As well as the Balearic Islands amber warnings were issued by Aemet for Valencia and Catalonia as the storms travelled northwards. 

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