The weekend started with some pretty heavy rain on the south of Gran Canaria, strong gusts coming from the south meant the usually sunny tourist zones got a drenching, with more cloud promised and some more rain into next week, it is fair to say that winter is approaching. Though of course the sun never hides for long in these parts, still caution is recommended as roads here can get slick very quickly.
The day started with yellow advisories, warning of some risk, due to wind and rain expected across the archipelago and significant risk (orange advisories) for coastal phenomena on some islands, declared by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency AEMET.
The orange advisory corresponds to multiple coastal phenomena, including waves of five to six meters, primarily on the west of La Palma, on El Hierro and on the north and metropolitan area of Tenerife, as well as to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura on Sunday, but there was also a yellow warning on La Gomera and north of Gran Canaria.
In fact, the Canary Islands Government activated an alert for adverse coastal phenomena on all the islands, with heavy seas expected to the north and west of all the islands, and waves of four meters around the rest of the coastlines.
AEMET established yellow warnings for rain on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and El Hierro, and a yellow warning for wind .
In general, rainfall topping 15 litres per square meter was expected, which mainly affected the southwest and north of Gran Canaria as well as Tenerife and the southwest of La Gomera and El Hierro.
Winds gusting up to 70 kilometers per hour were expected this Saturday morning across Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and El Hierro, with 80 kilometres per hour not being ruled out on the summits and eastern slopes of La Palma island.