January 18, 2021

The Aemet activates the orange and yellow warning in the Canary Islands for rain, wind and rough seas


The effect of the storm this week in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The effect of the storm this week in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The province

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated this weekend the yellow notice (risk) in the Canary Islands due to rain and adverse coastal phenomena, a warning that will be raised to orange by waves of up to 6 meters next Monday, when there will also be a yellow level due to wind, as reported on its website.

Today Saturday, from 10 p.m., there will only be a yellow notice on La Palma due to rains that could leave up to 15 liters per square meter in an hour, affecting peaks, east and west of the island.

The yellow notice will be extended tomorrow, Sunday, to the other islands, except La Gomera, affecting the north and the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife; El Hierro; north and peaks of Gran Canaria; Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. Likewise, there will be a yellow warning for La Palma by sea combined from the north with waves of 4 to 5 meters.

On Monday, from 06.00 hours, there will be an orange warning in the west and east of La Palma by sea combined from the northwest with waves of 5 to 6 meters; from 6:00 p.m., the notice will turn yellow; In La Gomera, El Hierro and north of Tenerife the yellow warning will be activated for the sea combined from the northwest with waves of 4 to 5 meters.

Between 09.00 and 00.00 hours the yellow warning will be active in the north and summits of Gran Canaria and north of Tenerife due to strong winds that may reach maximum gusts that could exceed 80 km / h, affecting especially high areas.

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