Rain is coming to the Canary Islands this weekend


  • Canarian Weekly
  • 07-02-2024
  • National
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Rain is coming to the Canary Islands this weekend

After a prolonged episode of calima and unusually high temperatures for the time of the year, David Suárez, the AEMET delegate in the Canary Islands, has confirmed a change in weather for the islands from this Friday. "The air mass will change, the calima will be gone, cloudiness will increase, and we will have some rain," he stated.

This change is attributed to the tail of a front associated with an Atlantic storm. This storm, which will impact mainland Spain and Portugal, will bring rain showers and increased cloudiness, leading to a drop in temperatures.

"Rain is expected inland on Friday and the north side of the islands on Saturday," Suárez confirmed. The worst weather will be in Tenerife and the western islands, as that is the side this front is coming in from.

After experiencing the warmest January since 1961, the archipelago will get some relief at the end of the week as the calima continues to dissipate. Minimum temperatures will decrease, and maximum temperatures will drop to the low 20s. From Thursday to Friday, the islands will experience a 4°C decrease in maximum temperatures.

Today’s weather forecast for the Canary Islands:

Lanzarote:

Generally clear with intervals of high clouds during the second half of the day with light haze. Maximum temperatures rising slightly; minimums are unchanged or moderately decreasing on the northeast coast. Moderate east winds, stronger on the west side, decreasing to light and variable during the second half of the day.
Temperatures: Highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C.

Fuerteventura:

Generally clear with intervals of high clouds this afternoon and some light haze. Maximum temperatures rising slightly, especially inland; minimums are unchanged or dropping on the east side of the island. Moderate east winds, stronger in the west, decreasing to light and variable during the second half of the day.
Temperatures: Highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C.

Gran Canaria:

Generally clear with intervals of high clouds and some haze. Maximum temperatures slightly to moderately rising; minimums without significant change. Southeast winds from light to moderate, decreasing in the later hours of the day with variable direction.
Temperatures: Highs of 25°C and lows of 18°C.

Tenerife:

Generally clear with some high clouds during the first half of the day and light haze. High temperatures rising slightly; minimums unchanged or rising slightly in high peaks. Light to moderate east winds on coasts and the south, decreasing to light in the second half of the day. In high peaks, generally light west winds.
Temperatures: Highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C.

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