Gran Canaria expects Showers by Saturday

February 9, 2017 in News, Weather by The Canary

For Friday the north of the island, cloudy skies generally, with showers expected during the first half of the day, tending to cloudy intervals by the end, according to predictions from Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET. Elsewhere, to the south, cloudless intervals with a low probability of some weak rainfall. North winds, between 25 and 40 km / h, more intense on eastern and western slopes, turning northwest by the afternoon and intensifying in the extreme northeast; variable winds along the southwest coast and in the afternoon on the southeast coast.

Saturday is expected to start overcast. Rains, mainly affecting the north and west of the islands have led to Pre-Alert status having been declared in readiness for detrimental conditions, and occasionally strong rain, accompanied by some storm weather and possible squalls. AEMET have predicted rains heavy enough to expect a Yellow Advisory, denoting risk, with the potentially of a similar advisory for winds on the north and west coasts.

Temperatures should drop a little and then see a slight rise, mainly to maximums of around 22°. West winds increasing in general to become strong, with very strong gusts mainly inland and in highland areas and during the second half of the day.

By Sunday at the clouds should be clearing but with a chance of a thunderstorms. Rains mainly north and west of the island, although that could be local downpours and occasionally strong, accompanied by occasional storm weather mainly during the first half of the day. Strong west winds with the possibility of very strong gusts mainly in inland areas and higher zones.