September 21, 2020

The Weather: The Aemet reactivates warnings in the Canary Islands for wind, rain and coastal phenomena – La Provincia


The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) It has rectified its last forecast and has re-activated the warnings in the Canary Islands due to wind, rain and coastal phenomena, which had been deactivated late on Saturday, as reported by Aemet itself on its website.

Rains are expected from noon onwards, which may be locally moderate and persistent, especially in the north of the most prominent islands, where showers are not ruled out in the last hours. There will also be northwest wind increasing to strong in the afternoon with very strong streaks in the last hours.

Next Monday there will be widespread rains. In Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the north of the most mountainous islands they will be locally moderate and persistent, decreasing in intensity from noon. In addition, strong northwesterly winds with very strong gusts are expected, easing to moderate north in the afternoon.

Windy and rainy Monday

Starting at nine tonight, there will be orange notice (significant risk) in summits of La Palma due to a northwesterly wind, mainly affecting the summits’ north façade, without ruling out point gusts exceeding 90 km / h; and in La Gomera due to a northwest wind with very strong gusts (100 km / h), affecting medians and high areas.

From six in the afternoon the yellow notice (risk) due to rains that could leave up to 15 liters per square meter in one hour, mainly affecting the northern slopes of the islands of greater relief, as well as Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. In the case of Tenerife, up to 70 liters per square meter could be accumulated in twelve hours.

Regarding the wind, too the yellow warning will be activated in Tenerife and El Hierro due to a northwest wind that could reach punctual gusts of over 80 km / h. There will also be yellow level for coastal phenomena in La Palma, by the combined north sea of ​​4 or 5 meters and wind from the northwest that could locally reach force 7.

Looking ahead to Monday, there will be orange warning for northwest wind with very strong gusts (100 km / h), affecting the midlands and high areas of La Gomera, the north façade of summits of La Palma, and the northeast summits of the ridge and high areas of Tenerife, where locally hurricane streaks are expected (120 km / h).

The yellow rain warning, winds between 70 and 80 km / h and coastal phenomena, which will be extended to the rest of the western islands, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura

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