The Canary Islands’ Government’s General Directorate of Security have activated pre-alert status for all emergency services due to rainstorms due to begin today across Gran Canaria.

Yellow advisories were issued over the weekend.

Since early hours of Monday morning the western islands of La Palma and El Hierro have seen downpours which have advanced through the day to La Gomera, Tenerife and are now set to arrive on Gran Canaria. The storm could leave up to 15 liters of water per square meter every hour.

According to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency,AEMET the rainstorm will remain at least until next Tuesday , a day in which there will also be showers, with a low probability of being locally strong and that may be accompanied by storms, tending to be less likely as of end of the afternoon.