Sunny start but a rainy finish to this week in the Canaries
After a weekend marked by clear skies, gusty winds, haze and an increase in temperatures, this week will bring a change in trend to the islands, especially from Wednesday when a storm is expected that will particularly affect the north of the most mountainous islands.
This is in complete contrast to the forecast for today and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) from the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), which predicts slightly cloudy or clear skies, with intervals of high clouds during the second half of the day.
The probable weak haze which has been in the islands during the weekend remains, entering from east to west from noon. Temperatures are unchanged or slightly higher, with light to moderate winds from east to southeast, getting more intense in the midlands and high areas.
Weather map shows rain later in the week / AEMET
The change in weather will come from this Wednesday when cloudy skies will appear from noon to cover Lanzarote and northern slopes of the islands with higher altitudes, and cloudy intervals in the rest of the areas.
Weak to moderate rainfall is expected to the north of the islands of greater relief during the second half of the day, which can be more persistent in the midlands, especially in Tenerife.
In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, high probability of moderate rainfall. In the rest of the islands, rain isn’t ruled out but will be generally weak and dispersed later in the day. Temperatures will drop slightly but are still high for the time of year in the upper 20’s.
The wind will be light and variable at the start of the day, with very strong gusts later on in a north-easterly direction.
The situation will continue on Thursday with weak to moderate rainfall in coastal areas, but stronger inland and at altitude, and in the eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
In the rest of the areas, cloudy intervals with a low probability of generally weak rain. Temperatures will continue to drop slightly, and the northwest wind will be moderate to strong with strong gusts, especially in the midlands and high areas.