Canarias registered a month of March fro – La Provincia

Canarias registered a month of March fro - La Provincia

The Canary Islands has registered a March "cold or very cold", in which there were two days, on March 26 and 30, that had "abnormally low" temperatures, although the overall anomaly was negative, of about 0.7 degrees, according to the Meteorological Advance of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

Anyway, there were days when maximums of almost 28 degrees were recorded in Tazacorte and close to 30 degrees in Tasarte between March 10 and 11, as well as March 15 and 16. In contrast, absolute minima occur in more than 70 percent of the stations from day 25, being below 13 degrees in coastal areas of Gran Canaria (The Village of San Nicolás: 9 ° on the 12th) and the rest of the eastern islands.

In this sense, in high areas such as Izaña Ten freezing days were recorded, two more than the average of the reference period, all of them weak.

The rains eased the deficit

On the other hand, when it comes to rainfall, he explains that March was dry on the island of The Palm, in Anaga (Tenerife) and in the southern half of Lanzarote, whereas it is considered that it had a normal or wet behavior in the rest of the islands. The quantities accumulated during the month reached almost 100 mm in The Slaughter of Acentejo (98.9mm).

In this sense, he indicated that the rainfall was divided into two long episodes, covering the first from day 6 to March 8, when there was a cold front associated with the storm 'Laura', whose center transited through latitudes higher than the fifty.

This instability left copious rainfall of up to 30.6 mm in La Victoria de Acentejo and of strong intensity in Puntagorda, Agulo and a good part of the northern coast of Tenerife.

A second episode was on 25 and 30, when there was a DANA, which produced general and abundant rainfall, with a daily maximum in Agüimes (54.6mm, day 26), while torrential rains fell in La Matanza of Acentejo (72.6 mm / h) and Arico, as well as very strong in Antigua and many stations of the rest of the islands, except La Palma.

In addition, on the 25th it snowed above 2100 meters, in particular, in Izaña the estimated snow was around 11 mm, normal amount [P42] in a month in which this phenomenon is present in 80 percent of cases.

Thus, rainfall slightly eased the hydrological year deficit, which would remain around 30 percent.

Finally, as regards the wind, a storm occurred on March 8 and 9, caused by the force of the trade wind, which triggered hillside storms with very strong gusts in areas such as Candelaria (90 km / h), of the southern slopes of the islands of greater relief, although the maximum gusts of the month were recorded on 21 and 22 March in Las Aldea de San Nicolás and Agaete with 102 km / h.

Finally, the Aemet collects that it is "almost unpublished", the average number of days of heat, since it was almost three times less than expected.


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