THE suffocating heat that has stifled Mallorca in recent weeks has finally dipped.

Temperatures are set to fall by up to six degrees this week, with meteorological centre AEMET predicting maximum temperatures of 30 degrees and 18 degrees at night.

Rain is also set to be seen across the island.

“We haven’t said goodbye to summer, but we are going to get a little breather,” said AEMET spokesperson Miguel Gili.

It comes after a scorching summer which has seen temperatures on the island top 40 C, with Porto Pi having a record day where the mercury didn’t drop below 25 degrees for 24 hours.