Yellow Alert Today for Hot Gran Canaria
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) yesterday activated a yellow alert for inland and the south of the island of Gran Canaria, with temperatures expected to climb during Thursday, the warning is set to remain in place until at least 7pm this evening.
Large waves and coastal phenomena are also expected throughout Thursday and yellow warnings have been issued for Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro from today until midnight on Saturday.
Strong seas are expected to the north east and in the south east as well as the south west of Gran Canaria.
Clear skies are set to dominate Thursday in the Canary Islands, though the north may start the day with cloudy intervals, according to the AEMET forecast.
Slightly rising temperatures and winds from the north and north east are expected, though further south a more significant rise in temperatures will be felt inland and on the southern coasts.
At sea north to north east winds of force 4 or 5 rising to 5 or 6 in east and west, with an occasional likelihood of force 7 toward the end of the day. Swell in the north and rough seas in other areas will produce waves of at least 1-2 meters. On the south west coast 1-3 metre waves are expected with variable breezes.
Gran Canaria will start slightly cloudy to the north but in general clear.
An easterly wind 30 to 40 km/h, will be most noticeable on Northwest coasts. On south western coasts, loose variable breezes.
A marked increase in temperatures will hit a maximum in the shade of 34ºC particularly in the midlands and highlands, mainly on south facing slopes. With the UV index at its highest level (12) you can expect southern temperatures, in direct sunlight, to climb anything from 5º to 10º higher than those predicted.
Wear plenty of sunscreen, keep hydrated, look after yourselves and each other.
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MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURES EXPECTED IN THE SHADE (C):
24º – 28º – Las Palmas
23º – 33º – Puerto Rico (Mogán)
23º – 32º – Maspalomas (San Bartolomé de Tirajana)