Teide had her ‘hat’ on yesterday!

2020/10/19 07:31:23 Written by Canarian Weekly Tenerife

Strong winds at the summit of Tenerife yesterday contributed to the formation of the well-known Teide 'hat' or lenticular cloud, after cloudy intervals in the Canary Islands with some weak, scattered and occasional rain.

The wind was more intense at the western end of the islands, strong on the peaks of La Palma and Tenerife with very strong gusts on El Teide, where the well-known 'little hat' or lenticular cloud was seen, as detailed by the Centre of Atmospheric Research of Izaña.

This photo, taken from La Gomera, makes Teide look spectacular!

La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife and El Hierro, in addition to the summits of the island of Gran Canaria, are on a yellow warning for tomorrow, Tuesday, due to strong winds, as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

The warning is active from 3:00am, except in the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife, where it will begin at 2:00pm, and Gran Canaria, which will start at 9:00am, and it will end at 8:00pm.

According to the Aemet forecast, during this period maximum gusts of 80 km/h are expected, with a west-southwest wind that will turn northwest throughout the afternoon, mainly affecting the inland areas and peaks.

The southern end of an extensive front associated with a storm centred west of the Peninsula, is expected to affect the archipelago on Tuesday. The most probable scenarios with which the Aemet works now show a 100% probability of raib, also affecting the eastern islands.