Fri. Dec 6th, 2019

The Government declares the pre-alert for rains in the Canary Islands – La Provincia


The Canary Islands Government has declared the rain pre-alert situation in the islands of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, and in the whole of the islands due to adverse coastal phenomena as of this Wednesday.

The Directorate of Emergencies and Security has issued the declaration of pre-alert for rains that will be in force from 9:00 pm on Wednesday and will affect the northern half and summit of Gran Canaria; the north and the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife, and the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

According to the statement, the rains can be widespread and of moderate intensity in the north of Gran Canaria and Tenerife. No possible storms that could be discharged locally strong showers. In addition, the precipitation could be in the form of snow in Tenerife, from 2000 meters of altitude.

For its part, the pre-alert situation is activated from 00.00 on Thursday, December 5, by adverse coastal phenomena that will affect the north and west coast of La Palma, El Hierro, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and on the north coast of Gran Canaria, La Gomera and Tenerife.

The wind will be from the north with force of 5 to 6, and with areas of force 7 in the islands of greater relief, strong swell in the sea with areas of thick sea, and possible waves of more than 4 meters.

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