A tropical cyclone will bring rain and storms to the Canary Islands tomorrow
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) have warned that heavy rains are coming to the Canary Islands as a result of the effects of a tropical cyclone forming in the Atlantic, from Saturday until Monday. The probability that the tropical wave, which is in the western part of Africa, will lead to a cyclone has increased to 70% compared to 30% yesterday and 10% on Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Centre.
They forecast, as detailed by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) in a statement, is that the wave will evolve into a tropical depression and approach the Canary Islands from the south between Saturday 24th and Monday 26th, leaving intense and widespread rains.
This means that heavy rain and storms are expected on all the islands starting tomorrow (Saturday), which will be moderate but will become strong or very strong on Sunday and Monday, especially Tenerife, the western islands, and Gran Canaria.
According to weather expert, Víctor González, the tropical storm is expected to be located to the south of the Canary Islands, and that the rains will affect the southern part of the islands the most.
Sunday, according to the forecast, will be the day with the most rain, when between 60 and 100 litres per square metre an hour will fall, except in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura where a lower amount is expected.
In addition to the rain and electrical storms, strong or very strong gusts of wind from the southwest in inland and high areas are forecast.
Después de un verano con muy escasa actividad ciclónica, el Atlántico ha «despertado» en septiembre. En estos momentos hay bastante actividad, con una tormenta tropical, un huracán y tres sistemas en desarrollo.— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) September 21, 2022
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