The wind gives way to a hot and sunny weekend
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has informed that the weather maintains warning for strong winds will end at midnight tonight (Friday), which is active for gusts up to 80kmh in all the islands except for the north of Gran Canaria, south, east and west of Tenerife and the summits of La Palma. In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura it will affect the interior and south coasts.
In fact, this morning they have once again registered gusts higher than those initially expected, with 91kmh in Arure in La Gomera at 4:30am, followed by La Aldea de San Nicolás in Gran Canaria with 87kmh just after midnight. Although there will still be strong winds this afternoon and evening, the warning will be deactivated as they have dropped in intensity.
There is also a warning for coastal phenomena until 3am tomorrow morning with waves up to four meters high expected on the southeast coast of Tenerife, east and west coasts of Gran Canaria and in La Gomera. However, the weekend sees the return of the heat and haze with another calima at altitude.
The Aemet weather forecast for Saturday shows cloudy skies with a low probability of occasional weak rains during the early morning in the north of the most mountainous islands, and opening wide clearings from noon. In the rest, it is expected to be slightly cloudy or clear, with haze at altitude over Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, extending during the day to the rest of the islands.
There won’t be much change in the temperatures of 29 or 30 degrees in coastal areas although it is expected to be hotter at summits and peaks. A moderate wind will continue from the northeast with strong intervals in the exposed areas, but not as intense as in previous days.
Looking ahead to Sunday, the pattern is the same with slightly cloudy or clear skies, and some cloudy intervals in the north of the more mountainous islands at first, and especially at the end of the day, but the possibility of light rains is ruled out. The high altitude haze will intensify over the eastern islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria), and to a lesser extent over the western ones (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro), tending to disappear during the afternoon. Temperatures will be the same and the wind will be moderate from the northeast.