Yellow alert on Gran Canaria for hot desert winds today

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Image courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies Space Science and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison

Clear skies predominate in the Canary Islands this Wednesday, with temperatures rising and winds predominantly from the north-east, according to the forecast from the Meteorological Agency.

At sea force 3-4 winds veering north around Gran Canaria. Swell to Curly off the south coast of Gran Canaria. Northwest Swell of 2 meters,and up to 3 meters to the west of the Archipelago, and decreasing to 1-2 metres in the eastern islands as the day progresses.

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Over the coming days, some cloudy skies will be seen with intervals of mid-altitude and high clouds.  As we come to the end of the week there will be a slight drop in temperatures, as the warm North African winds blow south of us again. Loose north-easterly winds, with breezes prevailing in coastal areas.

SAL22-10The Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET has this morning activated a yellow alert throughout the province of Las Palmas [ Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura] and on the island of Tenerife due to high temperatures, caused by warm Calima winds blowing in from the north of the African continent, that could reach 35ºC in the shade.

The agency forecast said that the alert affects the entirety of these four islands and will be felt most intensely in midland areas and on southern slopes and coastlines.

The alert is in place from 11.00 am this morning (Wednesday) and will remain valid until 8pm.


Suncare Warning:
Temperatures quoted are measured in the shade.  As ever on Gran Canaria, direct sunlight can burn your skin, with temperatures having the potential to climb a further 5º or more than the MET agency measurements.  Please use plenty of sunscreen.