Rising temperatures in the Canary Islands

As predicted, Tuesday has started with clear blue skies in the Canaries, with temperatures rising, particularly in midland and highland areas, and winds blowing from the east and northeast, according to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). These warm North African winds raised temperatures last night and kept any danger of a yule time chill at bay and with it almost certainly pushed any chances of snow, on the peaks of our neighbouring Mount Teide, out to sea.

Minimum temperatures are expected at a balmy 19˚C in Las Palmas, with maximums in the shade reaching at least 24˚C.

Weatehr-221215-SBT-ChartOut at sea, northeast and easterly winds of force 4 or 5, occasionally 6 to the northwest and southeast of some of the Western Isles, and rough seas or swell to rough seas expected.

There will be northwesterly swell with waves of 2-3 meters in height and a slim likelihood of occasional downpours possible later in the day in the eastern islands, from a touch of stormy weather out over Morocco.

Gran Canaria today slightly cloudy to the north, but mainly clear. Temperatures rising a little. Winds of 25 to 35 km/h, with intervals of strong easterly gusts on the northern slopes, midlands and the Southeast

19˚- 24˚C – Las Palmas

13˚ – 18˚C – San Bartolomé de Tirajana (Maspalomas)

16˚ – 25˚C – Mogán (Puerto Rico)

Remember all temperatures are measured in the shade and can vary wildly between north and south, and in direct sunlight. Always use sun screen, for the latest forecasts and satellite imagery check out our weather page (TheCanaryNews.com/Weather)