Weather warnings are activated for strong winds across the islands from Tuesday

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 20-11-2023
  • National
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Weather warnings are activated for strong winds across the islands from Tuesday

The General Directorate of Emergencies for the Canary Islands Government has declared a situation of pre-alert for strong winds on the islands of El Hierro, La Gomera, La Palma, Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura, for tomorrow (Tuesday 21st November) starting at midnight tonight.

The decision has been made taking into account the information provided by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and in line with the guidelines of the Specific Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands for Risks of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA).

AEMET are forecasting gusts of 75 – 85 km/h during the early morning in El Hierro, mainly in high areas and the extreme north east of the island; and gusts of 50 – 75 km/h at the summits and in the west of La Palma, as well as in the north and west of La Gomera.

There are also gusts of 50 – 70 km/h forecast in the north east of Tenerife (on northern slope of Anaga), in the high areas from Tacoronte to Santa Úrsula, and in the south in Adeje, Arona, and Guía de Isora.

Slightly weaker gusts of 50 – 60 km/h are expected in the west of Fuerteventura, and the south west of Lanzarote. Gran Canaria is the only island not under pre-alert.

During the day, an increase in the south east wind is expected, which will mean stronger gusts throughout the day in the west of La Palma, the summit and north of El Hierro and La Gomera, the north east and south west of Tenerife, and the west slopes of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.