The heat is on… highs of over 40 degrees are on their way to the islands
The heat refuses to give respite in the Spanish territory, as if until now it had besieged several regions on the mainland, 10 areas are at yellow and orange risk today with temperatures ranging between 35 and 40 degrees, this afternoon it has already started to press hard in some areas of the Canary Islands.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated the yellow warning for high temperatures in the summits, as well as eastern, southern and western areas of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, where highs of 40° are forecast, with 38.6°C having already been recorded at the San Bartolomé de Tirajana weather station at 1:50pm this afternoon.
The yellow warning for heat will be extended to the rest of the islands from tomorrow (Wednesday), with temperatures of between 34 and 36° in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro, and will be raised to orange alert in Tenerife and Gran Canaria until Thursday afternoon.
At the same time as this alert, there has also been a forest fire warning issued in five of the islands due to the high temperatures, dry winds, and low humidity for at least the rest of the week.
Highest temperatures today:
In addition to San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the heat has also practically melted the thermometres of Agüimes and Tejeda, with 35.2° and 34.1°C, respectively. The top 5 hottest palces in the Canaries is also completed today with two other Gran Canaria weather stations: La Aldea de San Nicolás in Tasarte (33.2°) and San Bartolome Tirajana in Lomo Pedro Alfonso (33.2°).
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