AEMET issues weather warnings for strong winds and forecasts rain all weekend
The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has activated several weather warnings for this weekend that will affect several islands in different ways, particularly tomorrow (Sunday). More unstable weather is expected with strong gusts of wind, adverse sea conditions, rain, and some more snow in the mountainous areas of Tenerife and La Palma.
La Gomera and El Hierro are on an orange warning (high risk), and the rest of the islands are on a yellow warning until midnight on Monday, due to a strong northeast wind and coastal phenomena throughout the day on Sunday (February 27th), with gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour on summits.
AEMET are forecasting rain in all of the islands today and tomorrow, and for Monday in Gran Canaria, showing that it will be in all areas although stronger in the north and weaker in the south.
Here is today’s weather forecast for the Canary Islands:
General: Cloudy and overcast with rain showers.
Precipitation: 45% - rain forecast in the south this afternoon.
Wind: Light, 12km/h from the east.
Temperatures: Maximum 20°C and minimum 15°C.
GRAN CANARIA (South):
General: Cloudy with light rain showers all day.
Precipitation: 72% - rain forecast throughout the day.
Wind: Moderate, 23km/h from the northeast.
Temperatures: Maximum 19°C and minimum 13°C.
General: Cloudy with some sun this morning and rain showers this afternoon.
Precipitation: 47% - rain expected this evening.
Wind: Moderate, 21km/h from the north.
Temperatures: Maximum 18°C and minimum 15°C.
General: Partly cloudy with rain this morning, clearing this afternoon.
Precipitation: 24% - light showers during the morning.
Wind: Light, 19km/h from the north.
Temperatures: Maximum 19°C and minimum 14°C.
GOVERNMENT SAFETY WARNING:
The General Directorate of Security and Emergencies recommends removing pots and all objects from balconies and roofs that could be blown off by high winds, and checking your property for cornices, balconies, and blinds in poor condition that can cause materials or debris to fall.
They also recommend that you avoid going on an excursion or camping until the warnings are lifted, and to postpone road trips. However, if you do have to go out, take extreme precautions when driving, especially when overtaking lorries or motorbikes as they are easily blown around by crosswinds.
Please avoid walking through gardens or wooded areas, stay away from walls, old houses, scaffolding, illuminated signs, billboards, and other structures that can be blown over by the wind.
In addition, check the colour of the flag on beaches and avoid swimming in the sea as there are big waves and dangerous swells.