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Canary Islands Government issue alert for Coastal Phenomena

The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate for Security and Emergencies, have declared a general Alert for Coastal Phenomena in the Canary Islands as of 00:00 hours on Thursday February 8. This decision was made taking into account information provided by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET and other available sources, leading them to implement the Civil Protection Plan for Adverse Meteorological Phenomenon (PEFMA). Observations: Force 6 N-NE winds, gusting to force 7 and locally force 8 during the first half of the day. Combined sea swell: 5-6 m on the open coasts to the north and on...

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Gran Canaria prepares for 2nd snow storm in a week

The Cabildo de Gran Canaria have issued warnings ahead of our second snowstorm to reach the island in a week, expected tomorrow, Wednesday, with snowfall likely at altitudes as low as 1,300 meters,  hail and frost are also very likely well below the snow line, with conditions expected to worsen due to the strong north winds announced by Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET, gusting up to 90 kilometers per hour, which could well lead to falling trees and possible landslides. The Cabildo has warned that they will try to keep routes open around the summit, but only under the strictest safety parameters...

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Snowy peaks in paradise immortalised by the founder of GranCanaria info

Snow, hail and rain are all words which few people associate with the Canary Islands nor with Gran Canaria. Nevertheless  thousands of Canarians and tourists have,  against all advice, in this last week climbed to the summits so as to witness the wintery white mantle that currently covers the island’s highest peaks. Social networks have been filled with various snapshots, but arguably none so beautiful as this exquisite photograph that appears to have gone viral across the internet, captured by the founder of popular tourism website GranCanariaInfo, Dutch national Lex Thoonen,  which he actually took several years ago. More than...

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A week of blustery wind, rain and even snow on Gran Canaria, could stay sunny in the south though…

The Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET have activated yellow advisory warnings (risk) for potential rainstorms expected to the province of Las Palmas and on the island of Tenerife as well as for probable snowfall at summits of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma. This Sunday a yellow advisory remained active for much of the day due to wind and coastal phenomena. The yellow warning for snowfall will last throughout Monday, with accumulations of snow up to 3 centimeters likely at the very highest points on Gran Canaria. The estimated altitude above which snow will be likely is between 1,700...

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Man attacked in Puerto Rico shopping center dies in hospital

A Ghanaian citizen, named as Joseph A., who was attacked at the end of last December by another foreigner in the corridors of a commercial centre in Puerto Rico, has died at the Insular Hospital of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where he was admitted after the event . An autopsy will attempt to determine the causes of his death. If the man’s death is thought to be related to the punch he received from a 29-year-old man of foreign nationality, reported to have the initials BIA, who is currently being held on remand for a crime of injury,...

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