It is hoped that a DANA will bring significant rainfall to the Canaries over Easter

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 20-03-2024
  • National
  • Photo Credit: El Tiempo
It is hoped that a DANA will bring significant rainfall to the Canaries over Easter

According to, a DANA (an isolated high-level depression) could bring much-needed rainfall to the Canary Islands during Easter Week. This weather phenomenon would detach from the general current and head towards the islands, travelling west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is expected to bring showers accompanied by calima to the archipelago, along with possible thunderstorms.

Between this Thursday and Sunday, this disturbance may position itself north of the Canary Islands, increasing instability right at the beginning of Easter Week, bringing some cooler weather and precipitation which will combat the pre-alert situation declared for forest fires in five of the islands. However, this is not guaranteed.

On Thursday, the DANA will approach the Canary Islands and will likely be situated north of the islands. During this day, showers could develop, especially in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and parts of Gran Canaria.

For Friday and Saturday, it is expected that the isolated high-level depression will be located just north of the islands, which could generate quite unstable days with almost widespread showers in the north of Lanzarote, Tenerife, and La Palma. These showers could be accompanied by thunderstorms, being locally intense in the north of these islands.

Saturday could be the most unstable day of this episode in all the islands. Although current models indicate that the DANA will begin to move away to the northeast over North Africa on Sunday.

During the first half of Sunday, showers could still occur in all the islands, mainly in Tenerife and Gran Canaria. However, as the hours pass and the DANA moves away, these precipitations are expected to decrease.

Hopefully, due to the dry conditions and forest fire warnings, the highest accumulations of rainfall caused by this DANA will be recorded in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, although they are also expected in El Hierro and La Palma.