AEMET extends weather warnings to five of the Canary Islands
This weekend, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has expanded the yellow weather warnings issued on Thursday, now affecting five islands in the Canary Islands instead of the initially projected three. The warning is due to strong winds impacting areas of Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura.
The wind warning started yesterday (Friday) at 10:00am, and is currently in force until 6:00pm today, Saturday. It will mainly affect the northern part and the southwest of the island, where maximum gusts in excess of 80km/h are being felt. Additionally, very strong gusts are forecasted for the central peaks, occasionally reaching speeds of up to 100 km/h.
The wind warning was activated at midday yesterday, and is set to expire at 3:00pm this afternoon Saturday. The whole island is expected to experience maximum gusts of 70 km/h, with very strong northwestward gusts impacting summits and eastern and southern slopes.
A yellow warning was activated at 12:00pm yesterday, and expected to end at 3:00pm today, covering the entire island. Maximum gusts of 70 km/h are anticipated, with very strong northwestward gusts affecting summits and eastern and southern slopes.
The wind warning began at 10:00am yesterday and was active until 5:00pm, however the island is still experiencing strong winds today. The entire island has had gusts of 70 km/h, with very strong westward gusts affecting the northeastern slopes, although not ruled out in the island's interior.
Starting at 10:00am yesterday, the warning was expected to end at 5:00pm last night but is still in force. The wind warning is for the entire island due to gusts of 70 km/h, with very strong westward gusts primarily affecting the northeastern slopes.
There is a possibility of further extensions to these warnings. Stay tuned for updates.
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