Minimal flight problems on Saturday due to tropical storm Hermine
Tropical storm Hermine, which is currently affecting the Canary Islands, has caused five flights to be cancelled and six to be diverted this Saturday afternoon, all of them at airports within the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
These interruptions have been reported by Aena, who confirms that five flights have been diverted from landing at Tenerife North to Tenerife South due to bad visibility, and have also had two flights cancelled.
Meanwhile, La Palma have reported one flight diverted to Tenerife Sur and one cancelled so far, and La Gomera has notified of two cancelled flights due to persistent rains during the afternoon.
No international flights have been cancelled or diverted during today’s weather at any of the four main airports in Tenerife South, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote or Fuerteventura.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) will increase the warning for heavy rains in the east, south and west of Gran Canaria, east of La Palma and the island of El Hierro tomorrow (Sunday), from orange to red.
Meanwhile, the notice will continue to be orange in the rest of the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the north of Gran Canaria, and yellow in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.