VIDEO: La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano steams due to the rain

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 24-03-2024
  • National
  • Photo Credit: RTVC
VIDEO: La Palma’s Cumbre Vieja volcano steams due to the rain

The residents of La Palma have been closely monitoring the island's volcano this weekend as the DANA passes through the Canary Islands bringing rain and storms. Known as the "Isla Bonita," La Palma has experienced the highest rainfall recorded in the Canary Islands in the last few hours.

It's the rain that has drawn attention towards the Cumbre Vieja volcano. The contact of rainfall with the warm slopes of the volcano has led to small columns of steam, caused by the heat of the slopes preventing the water from reaching the ground in its liquid state.

La Palma had the most rainfall overnight

Tijarafe, Puntagorda, Fuencaliente, Roque de los Muchachos, and El Paso are the areas in the Canary Islands and throughout Spain where it has rained the most during last night, according to data collected from the stations of the State Meteorological Agency since midnight.

In Tijarafe, 21.6 litres/m2 were recorded until seven this morning, in Puntagorda 14.4 litres/m2 until 8am, in Roque de los Muchachos 11 litres/m2 until eight-thirty, and in El Paso 7.4 litres/m2 until the same time.

AEMET has issued another yellow warning for the probability of heavy rainfall in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, the northern part of La Palma, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria.