Weather warning upgraded to orange in Tenerife and La Palma

2020/10/19 15:35:20 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The State Agency for Metorology (AEMET) has upgraded the weather warning to Orange, which is classed as ‘imortant risk’, for tomorrow in Tenerife and La Palma, forecasting winds up to 120 kilometres per hour in Tenerife, and of up to 100 km/h in La Palma.

The notice comes into effect on both islands at 3:00am and will remain until 3:00pm on La Palma and until 9:00pm on Tenerife, when it is expected to go down to  yellow and the maximum wind gusts will be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour.

The orange warning is only activated for the summits of both islands, and for the entire northern slope of Tenerife. In the rest of its territory, and throughout La Gomera, El Hierro and Gran Canaria, there are yellow level weather warnings in place for winds that from the tail end of storm Barbara, which will is also affecting mainland Spain.

Regarding rains, La Palma is predicted to have up to 15 litres per square metre in one hour on the western slope and in high areas, and light rain is forecast throughout the territory of La Gomera and Tenerife, except in the metropolitan area of ​​Santa Cruz and La Laguna.