AEMET warns of an Atlantic front bringing rain to the Canary Islands

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  • 29-01-2024
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AEMET warns of an Atlantic front bringing rain to the Canary Islands

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) is forecasting clearer skies for today (Monday), except in the western islands (La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro), where intervals of high clouds are expected with a chance of weak and isolated showers during the day.

Meanwhile, the calima will persist in the archipelago although it will be less intense, and temperatures will experience little change. In the western province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, there will be highs of 27°C in Tenerife to a minimum of 15°C on the island of El Hierro, while in the eastern province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which includes Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, it will vary between a high of 26°C and a low of 16°C.

Meteo Tenerife have warned that the air quality in multiple areas of La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro, is extremely unfavourable due to the presence of suspended dust, so it is recommended to avoid exercise outdoors.

Finally, there will be a light to moderate wind from the southeast, getting stronger on exposed slopes. It will drop during the afternoon and shift from the north in the later hours of the day. Regarding the sea, it will be choppy this morning but will get calmer this afternoon as the wind drops, with a northwest swell of 1 to 2 metres in depth.

An Atlantic Front is Approaching the Archipelago

Today, Monday, an Atlantic front is expected to approach the western half of the Canary Islands bringing more clouds and the possibility of some rain over the next couple of days, while the eastern half remains mostly clear.

Likewise, the haze is expected to persist throughout the week, with a high probability of continuing until the middle of next week.