AEMET increases the risk level of the weather warning in the province of Tenerife
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has increased the risk of the weather warning in the province of Tenerife, specifically to the islands of La Palma and El Hierro, and the south of Tenerife itself.
The yellow warning for coastal phenomena was expected to affect the east, south, and west slopes of Tenerife and Gran Canaria from the early hours of today (Wednesday), but that has now been extended to the other western islands.
Strong winds from the northeast with gusts above 70km/h on the southeast and northwest slopes of the more mountainous islands are causing the adverse sea conditions, and some occasional gusts of over 70km/h are expected in the southern half of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura as well.
Temperatures will increase as the day progresses with maximums that could exceed 30 degrees in Tenerife and the western islands, but it could even reach 34 degrees in Gran Canaria as haze is still present due to the calima from the Sahara.
These conditions are heading towards the ‘Three 30s’ and are why Gran Canaria is on pre-alert for forest fires. The threat of fires is at its highest when:
- Temperatures exceed 30°C.
- Winds are above 30km/h.
- Humidity is below 30%.
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