AEMET warns of the path of the ash cloud through the Canary Islands
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has indicated this afternoon, through an info-graphic published on Twitter, the forecast of movement of the ash cloud being produced by the eruption in Cumbre Vieja, on La Palma.
As can be seen below in the images, the stratum will tend to move towards the west of the Archipelago, and may affect the islands of El Hierro and, to a lesser extent, La Gomera, but will definitely avoid Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria. However, any effect on the west of Tenerife depends on how the wind acts over the next few days, but it is a low probability that there will be any effect at all.
Previsiones de movimiento de la nube de cenizas en el nivel de 950 hpa. pic.twitter.com/uVv8igjZBG— AEMET_Canarias (@AEMET_Canarias) September 21, 2021
The good news is that experts have ruled out that the volcano will cause acid rain when the lava comes into contact with the sea, and assure that its impact on the climate will only be on a local scale. The fact that the flows have slowed down as they have got further from the point of emission, means that as it reaches the sea not enough will go in quick enough to cause a problem.