Atlantic storm will 100% leave strong wind and rain in Canaries from Tuesday

2020/10/18 15:53:59 Written by Canarian Weekly National

As of Monday afternoon, a cold front will enter the peninsula from the west, bringing rain and south winds with very strong gusts in high areas of the northwest third, according to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) on Twitter.

It is expected that on Tuesday (20th), the end of this front associated with the storm will affect the Canary Islands, says Aemet. Rains are expected generally to be in the form of ‘showers’, but they say that 100% there will be strong rain in La Palma, up to 15 litres per square metre in an hour, and occasionally accompanied by an electrical storm.

The purple zone represents the atmospheric strip of humidity associated with the Ábregos for October 20, 2020. (via Tiempo.com)

In the eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, cloudy intervals with probable rainfall during the second half of the day, and rising temperatures.  

Winds will be from the southwest with intervals of strong gusts inland, and very strong in peaks, decreasing and turning northwest at the end of the day; in high areas of La Palma and Tenerife the wind will be very strong from the west with hurricane gusts.

Aemet has activated the yellow weather warning for Tuesday due to strong wind with gusts that will reach 80 kilometres per hour in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and the peaks of Gran Canaria.

Already the following day, Wednesday 21st, rainfall is expected on the islands of greater relief, according to Aemet with "possible storms." It is not ruled out that they weakly affect the rest of the islands, although at the moment the probability is low.