A pre-alert for rain storms is declared for Monday in the Canaries
The General Directorate of Security and Emergencies has issued a pre-alert weather warning for rain and storms in the western islands and Gran Canaria for Monday, based on the latest forecasts from AEMET.
There is already a yellow warning until tomorrow (Sunday) for winds and haze, and the islands are suffering from a calima that arrived yesterday, and there is an extra warning for winds of up to 100km/h in Tenerife, La Gomera, and El Hierro from 8:00pm on Sunday night.nm
However, this latest warning comes into force at 3:00am on Monday morning, January 17th due to the possible arrival of a storm and strong winds, which currently has a 70% probability of materializing according to the State Meteorological Agency.
They are currently predicting that accumulated rainfall from the early hours of Monday could reach 15mm in one hour and 60mm in 12 hours in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and Gran Canaria.
For this reason the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies are recommending to make sure that drains are clear in homes, and to either remove or secure anything that could blow over in a garden or off a balcony.
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura will continue to be in a pre-alert situation for strong winds but aren’t expected to be affected by rains or storms.