AEMET: The haze will return to the Canary Islands this week

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 12-02-2024
  • National
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AEMET: The haze will return to the Canary Islands this week

The cold front, caused by the tail end of Storm Karlotta mainly affecting the northern parts of the Canary Islands this weekend, is set to leave the islands today (Monday) and will be replaced by another calima from tomorrow, Tuesday.

On Saturday the Canary Islands Government ended the nine-day pre-alert for haze and instead, there were weather warnings in five islands for strong winds with gusts up to 100km/h in various places.

The north of the islands also had to deal with rain and in Tenerife, fog, which led to flight diversions and cancellations at the North Airport.

The forecast for today shows that it will be generally clear across the islands with some light clouds, and temperatures ranging from 24°C in El Hierro to 28°C in the south of Tenerife.

Unfortunately, the reprieve from the calima may be short-lived, as AEMET warns that the haze will return on Tuesday and Wednesday, particularly affecting the eastern province of Las Palmas, i.e. Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria.

There is also a likelihood of an increase in temperatures in those three islands due to the hot wind from the Sahara. The authorities advise people to stay informed about the changing weather conditions in case of any alerts or warnings and take necessary precautions accordingly.