Orange weather warning activated across various parts of the islands from this afternoon

2020/09/06 15:45:27 Written by Canarian Weekly Community

The General Directorate of Public Health has activated various warnings for the next few days, for health risks in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and La Palma due to a forecast of high temperatures up to 32 degrees maximum and 24 degrees minimum.

The Ministry of Health announced that there is an orange alert in Gran Canaria in the following municipalities of Agaete, Agüimes, La Aldea de San Nicolás, Ingenio, Mogán, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Santa Lucía de Tirajana and in Tejeda from now until Wednesday.

In addition, there is a yellow alert in the Gran Canarian municipalities of Artenara, Santa Brígida, Telde and Vega de San Mateo for Tuesday the 8th.

In Fuerteventura there is a yellow notice in Betancuria, Pájara and Tuineje for Tuesday only, while in Tenerife a yellow notice is activated in Santa Cruz, Adeje, Arafo, Arico, Arona, Candelaria, Fasnia, Granadilla de Abona, Guía de Isora, Güímar, La Orotava and San Miguel de Abona until Wednesday.

In La Palma the warning will be yellow in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Breña Alta, Fuencaliente, Los Llanos de Aridane, El Paso, Tazacorte, Tijarafe and Villa de Mazo for Tuesday and Wednesday.

In addition, the Ministry of Health reminds everyone to keep hydrated, but in the case of having any symptoms associated with heat such as headaches, dizziness, cramps, general malaise, feeling of suffocation due to heat, fatigue or exhaustion, contact 112.

This will be the second heat wave of the summer, after the Canary Islands suffered one in August, when temperatures exceeded 40 degrees and historical data was recorded in islands such as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, especially in inland areas in the municipalities of Pájara, Tuineje or Betancuria, as will happen at the beginning of this week.