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Menas Case: Foundation Siglo XXI directors allegedly filed false invoices, unrealistic expenses and repeatedly drew funds from ATMs, meant for the care of migrant children, even charging botox facial treatments and posh restaurant bills to foundation debit cards
Jun, 2023 |
A comprehensive analysis conducted by Group I of the Economic and Fiscal Crime Unit (UDEF) of the National Police yielded scandalous results, writes Spanish language daily Canarias7, regarding the alleged irregular use of the public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied minors, by the suspected to have been perpetrated by centres managed by the Foundation Social Response Siglo XXI on Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. In this case, driven by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, investigators discovered that the director of the Guiniguada centre charged the NGO responsible for €1,500 worth of beauty treatments and €1,113 for bills at top restaurants including Vinófilos, El Vasco de Vegueta, and Triciclo.
Centre-Right Pact Between Regionalists (CC) And Resident Conservatives (PPAV) Returns Marco Aurelio Perez As Southern Mayor
Jun, 2023 |
The conservative Partido Popular-Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) and the right of centre regionalist Coalición Canaria (CC) have this Thursday signed a local government pact that will shape the future of the southern Gran Canaria tourism municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The alliance, dubbed a “Pact for Stability and Socioeconomic Progress of San Bartolomé Tirajana”, represents 60% of the votes cast in the municipality’s recent local elections, emphasised the mayor-elect, Marco Aurelio Pérez (PP-AV), who returns for the third time to lead the local council responsible for some of the most important tourism areas on the island, including Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and San Agustín.
Local Government Coalition Agreement Maspalomas and the South of Gran Canaria
Jun, 2023 |
A governing coalition pact has been finalised in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The Popular Party–Agrupación de Vecinos (PP-AV) conservative residents party is to join forces with regionalist centre-right Coalición Canaria (CC) to govern the main tourist municipality on Gran Canaria for the next four years. Marco Aurelio Pérez will serve as mayor for the entire four-year term, and the Popular Party will take charge of Employment, Sports, Roads and Infrastructure, and Human Resources, among other areas. The regionalists, led by Alejandro Marichal, will oversee Urban Planning, Economy and Finance, and Tourism as their main departments.
Storm Óscar Latest: Government of the Canary Islands Declares Rain Alert for Western Islands and Gran Canaria
Jun, 2023 |
A storm system, dubbed Óscar, has formed over the last few days over the mid-north Atlantic, unusual for this time of year, and has led to concern from meteorologists and journalists as it passes south of the Azores, its tail should reach The Canary Islands, before the system heads northeast towards mainland Spain. Advisory warnings have been issued in expectation of heavy rainfall, primarily in the Western Isles of the Canary Islands Archipelago, though some rainfall is also expected to reach Gran Canaria over the next couple of days. It seems unlikely that any major consequences will stem from the bad weather, however these things can be unpredictable and so every precaution is taken to ensure people are informed and kept safe.
Foundation Investigated for Alleged Mismanagement of Public Funds Meant for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors
Jun, 2023 |
The 7th Investigative Court of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has opened a preliminary investigation into the Social Response Foundation Siglo XXI and four of its directors. The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in Las Palmas filed a complaint against them, alleging crimes that could include forgery of commercial documents, mismanagement, and embezzlement of public funds. The investigation aims to determine whether this nonprofit organisation, and its officials, could have misused public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied migrant minors, during the migration crisis of 2020 that was precipitated by the pandemic confinement on the islands, leading to a build up of arrivals having to be assessed and cared for by the Canary Islands Regional Government, using hotels left empty due to the lack of tourism. The estimated amount involved in the alleged misuse stands at around €12.5 million between 2020 and 2022 on Gran Canaria alone.
Gran Canaria Weather: As temperatures rise, Calima departs, and a little rain to follow, particularly on the north, by the weekend
Feb, 2022 | News
While this winter in Spain has been marked by a drought, with fewer rainstorms than would usually be expected, thanks to an anti-cyclonic weather system over the Iberian peninsula, here in the Canary Islands, following a fairly dry year, even by the standards of the archipelago, significant rains and even snowfalls have occasionally arrived in recent weeks, on a few days combining low pressure with strong winds, Calima followed by warmer than usual days. According to Meteored, this Monday, it was possible that the DANA (high altitude depression, known as a cold drop) affecting the islands over recent days might well have “bounced” towards the Peninsula.
Feature Image: AEMET
Wednesday prediction – Courtesy of Windy
Since the weekend various places around the Archipelago have seen downpours and even some snow on the summits, interrupted by Calim on Tuesday, mainly affecting the eastern islands. Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has also predicted a rise in temperatures.
Weather forecast for this Wednesday in the Canary Islands. / Image: AEMET
However, with a cold night on Monday, producing temperatures around freezing point on the summits of Gran Canaria, and daytime temperatures in the shade this Tuesday climbing towards the mid-20s (hotter in direct sunlight), this Wednesday is expected to produce further downpours, particularly on the north of the islands, according to the AEMET prediction, based on probabilistic prediction models from the ECMWF the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.
So strong rains are expected on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, as well as the north of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, and Gran Canaria.
Rainfall forecast for this Thursday in the Canary Islands. / Image: AEMET
On Thursday the rainfall will move towards the western islands and Gran Canaria, where rains are expected especially in the northern municipalities.
The south of Gran Canaria however has seen a climb in temperatures this Tuesday, with bright blue cloudless skies across the island, and warmer than average sunshine, which, with luck, could last until at least the end of the week, however, the rains are predicted, starting on Friday, to reach even the usually sunny beaches of Mogán and Maspalomas by the weekend.
There is even some potential for thunderstorms by Monday, however, winds will be generally light, with some stronger gusts up on the northeast, and the majority of any precipitation limited mainly to the north. The dropping temperatures at the weekend, along with cloud and rain, could produce a light dusting of snow on the summits of Gran Canaria, however, the majority of any snow we are likely to see will be from a distance, looking out from Arguineguín, for instance, towards Mount Teide, which has already received a good covering of snow to start the week, with more likely to arrive by the weekend.
There is a lot of uncertainty as we approach this weekend, with meteorologists concluding, in statements published by CanariasAhora, “Today it seems … this pocket of cold air will be forced to head back towards the Canary Islands, where they are having more wintery and variable weather this winter than on the Peninsula itself”.
Gran Canaria Weather: Dust expected to clear later in the week, Binter Flight lands in Calima with low visibility
A video of a Binter flight from Tenerife North to Gran Canaria has gained some attention showing the aircraft landing at the Gando airstrip in conditions of very low visibility.
AENA has confirmed, despite the large amount of Saharan dust currently in the environment, no incidents have been caused and flights have continued to operate across the Islands over recent days.
The Canary Islands General Directorate of Security and Emergencies have ended the Calima pre-alert, and expected to end the yellow advisory notice in force on all the islands from 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1. Though no other warnings are currently expected for Gran Canaria over the coming days, there is still a strong wind blowing, and though there may be some cloud and isolated showers, skies are expected to clear before the weekend.
Rains and storms are predicted for the Western Province, so Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) have activated a yellow advisory on Wednesday for rains across the islands of El Hierro, La Palma , La Gomera and Tenerife, with accumulated rainfall of up to 15 litres per square metre each hour expected to come into force from from Tuesday 9:00 p.m. on El Hierro followed by the other three islands from 00:00 until 18:00.
Wednesday on Gran Canaria will see medium and high cloud, with some possibility of rains, generally weak, though a potential for heavier showers in some places. Calima dust will continue through the day, temperatures seeing few changes, daytime highs of 26ºC in the shade and night time minimums in the mid teens, a little chillier inland. Variable winds from the north and east more intense on the northwest and southeast slopes.
Much of the same for Thursday on Gran Canaria with some weak rains likely across the island during the morning, clearing up generally as we head into the afternoon. Things continue to clear as we get to the end of the week, with blue skies set to return by the weekend, despite an occasional cloud wandering at altitude.
A new severe #Saharan #dust storm episode has engulfed the skies over the Canary islands???????? & Madeira????????
➡️@AEMET_Esp issued an????alert➡️Health authorities have advised the population not to stay outdoors for long periods
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— ???????? DG DEFIS #StrongerTogether (@defis_eu) February 1, 2022
Calima Yellow Advisory Maintained, Reduced Visibility Expected
The yellow advisory warning for Calima dust in the Canary Islands issued by the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) continues this Monday across Gran Canaria, Tenerife, and the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Feature image: Yellow Calima Advisory for Gran Canaria and The Canary Islands 30012022 Aqua Modis CR TC courtesy of NASA
Saharan dust in suspension, affecting the archipelago over the weekend, will continue to reduce visibility to around 3,000 metres, though lower visibility could be recorded in some places.
The yellow notice will remain active throughout Monday until 00:00 on Tuesday.
The Canary Islands Ministry of Health, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has recommended that the general population take precautions to avoid prolonged exposure to the outside air, keeping windows closed and refrain from physically demanding activities outdoors.
RecommendationsThe following measures are recommended for people who may be sensitive to this type of environmental episode – such as children, the elderly, and people with chronic respiratory or cardiovascular diseases:
Do not go outside, and keep the doors and windows closed.
Clean surfaces where dust settles with damp cloths.
Seek humid environments and stay hydrated.
Do not take part in physical exercises outside.
Should respiratory symptoms worsen, call 112.
The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 11-13 June 2021
Jun, 2021 | Events & Leisure, Fairs & Markets, Weekend Tips
The second weekend into the Gran Canaria summer, as our first little calima heatwave of the season gusts saharan winds and dust slowly away, its looking to be a marvellous weekend ahead to explore local festivities and events happening this weekend 11-13 June all across the island. You just need to know where to look.
12-13 June, Villa de MoyaFeria Artesanal y comercial
The Pico Lomito Park in Villa de Moya plays host this Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13, to an Artisan and Commercial Fair where you will find food produced in the municipality like cheese, honey and pastries and handmade leather goods, costume jewellery and fabric painting, among other delights, created by local island artisans.
The event is being held as part of the festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua 2021.
The Fair in Villa de Moya will have 35 exhibitors with local food and crafts and opens from 09:00 to 14:00.
**Due to health restrictions, the capacity of the venue will be controlled at all times.
Moya – Festivities in honour of San Antonio de Padua
Saturday 12 June, MaspalomasSwimRun Maspalomas
It’s going to be busy morning on the coasts of Maspalomas, from San Agustín to Faro de Maspalomas, 220 participants take part in SwimRun, happening on Saturday. The SwimRun Series Canarias started in 2017 and this year the Gran Canaria SwimRun take place in Maspalomas. The competition tests two distances, both leaving from San Agustin; sprint and super sprint and both will finish at Faro de Maspalomas whilst alternating open water swimming with running.
Distance sprint : Total distance 10,55 km from Barranco de San Agustin at 11:00 to Faro de Maspalomas. 2.570 m swim and 7.800 m run.Distance super sprint : Total distance 6,32 km from Playa de la Burras at 12:00 to Faro de Maspalomas. 1.550 m swim and 4.770 m run.
SwimRun Maspalomas Gran Canaria
Saturday, 12 June, ArucasMercadillos de Gran Canaria – Arucas
This market takes place every fortnight in the facilities of the Cabildo’s Agricultural Farm, located next to the exit to Arucas from the GC-2 motorway, on the north coast of Gran Canaria. Click here to the map location.
#BuyLocal, this market gathers local farmers and ranchers who market their produce directly to the consumer, with the aim of lowering the costs.
12-13 June, MogánFiestas Patronales San Antonio el Chico
The municipality of Mogán has been celebrating their patron saint’s festivities in the name of San Antonio el Chico since 30 May. Festivities this year have been mostly virtual, either on local TV or Radio and for the second consecutive year there is no Romeria, the popular pilgrimage procession offering.
The 2021 festivities come to an end this weekend in Pueblo de Mogán, aka Mogán Casco, with midnight fireworks on Saturday- Sunday night and Sunday being the main fiesta day in honour of San Antonio el Chico. *** Fireworks has been cancelled due to the alert for risk of forest fire declared on Friday 11 June. ***
If you would like to go to any of these festivities you can still check the availability and book from : agendamogan.es
Mogán – Fiestas Patronales San Antonio el Chico
11-13 June , Las Palmas de Gran CanariaGastronomy Route & Food Trucks
If you are in the city already or planning to visit, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some gastronomy offers or try some street food from the Food trucks located around different parts of the capital.
In Triana, there is the “Ruta de Vinos D.O. Gran Canaria“, the first event of the ‘Triana, Barrio Gastronómico’ project. A culinary route includes 26 establishments participating during June, through the restaurants, wine bars and cafés of the old Las Palmas de Gran Canaria merchant quarter, now the most famous shopping area to discover a wide range of dishes made with ‘KiloMeter0’ products, paired with Gran Canaria Denomination of Origin wines. You can read more about the event HERE!
Food trucks have definitely become a more familiar sight in Las Palmas over the last few years and this summer will see more and more of them spread around the areas of this emblematic Atlantic capital. Offering wide-varying foods, you can spot them in focal public areas throughout the city. Our pick for this weekend is “La Quícara” and you can try them out in El Confital this weekend!
Tip! During the months of July and August, there will be 13 food trucks to visit and try out around the capital of Gran Canaria. Locations include: Plaza Stagno (next to the ticket offices and in the area of the Guaguas terminal), the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium (behind the bus stop), El Confital (next to Plaza Pepe Limpiabotas), the Fountain Luminosa, La Laja Beach (in the area of the natural pool), Plaza de la Música, Parque de los Jardines de Buenavista, Parque de la Mayordomía, La Ballena ravine park, Plaza de Canarias and Plaza de Doramas.
11-13 JUNE , GÁLDARILUSIÓN PARK GÁLDAR 2021
It’s the last weekend the kids and family attractions in Gáldar. The Fair “Ilusión Park Gáldar 2021” has been in town since 28 May and ends this weekend in the car park located in front of the Juan Vega Mateos municipal sports centre of Gáldar.
The funfair, from Thursday to Sunday, includes eleven attractions for both adults and children, game booths as well as a stall for sweets and fast food.
Open : From Thursday to Sunday 17:30 – 22:00 and on Friday and Saturday 17:30 – 23:00
Funfair “Ilusión Park Gáldar 2021”
Happening soon …
16-20 June, FISALDO 2021 in Las Palmas de Gran CanariaThe 21th edition of ‘FISALDO’, the outlet sales fair of opportunities in INFECAR. More than 50 exhibitors from clothing, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to hardware and second-hand vehicles, among many others, at the best market price. Get more information HERE!
FISALDO 2021 – The outlet sales fair of opportunities
19-20 June, Km.0 Gran Canaria Fair in ArucasThis edition of the regular Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria takes place in the municipality of Arucas. Get more information HERE!
Km.0 Fair Gran Canaria in Arucas
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Alert for high temperatures and risk of forest fires declared in Gran Canaria
The Government of the Canary Islands, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, have declared an Alert for Maximum Temperatures on Gran Canaria, starting at 09:00 on the morning of June 9. The decision takes into account available information and triggers the application of the Specific Emergency Plan for the Canary Islands for Risks of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA).
Generalised maximum temperatures may reach 35º to 37 ºC. The maximums will occur during the central hours of the day, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. In addition, night time lows are expected to be above 20ºC across large areas of the island. On Gran Canaria, increases will be especially notable at the summits and inland areas as well as south-facing midland areas, the north and north midlands (Valle de Agaete, Teror, Valleseco)
????La Dirección General de Seguridad y Emergencias del Gobierno de Canarias declara #AlertaTemperaturasMáximas en #GRANCANARIA Inicio 9:00h 09/06
Más información y consejos ⬇️ https://t.co/s3OXVsybll pic.twitter.com/WMyyvhL6TN
— 1-1-2 Canarias (@112canarias) June 8, 2021
An Alert for Risk of Forest Fires on Gran Canaria has also been declared from 09:00 hours on June 9.
Observations: Maximum temperature close to 40º and humidity around 20% in midlands and summit areas. Summits: Average wind of 60 km / h from SE turning SW throughout the day. Midlands: Average wind 40-50 km / h from the NE.
The population is urged to follow the following self – protection tips from the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies.
Ash from the volcano erupting in the Caribbean could arrive over Spain from Wednesday with the expected storm
Apr, 2021 | Weather
A storm, expected to arrive over mainland Spain on Wednesday, is thought to be carrying some part of the emissions, including ash from the volcano, La Soufrière, erupting on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, according to a prediction by Meteored. AEMET, the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, has clarified today that the storm is not expected to have any great effects on the Canary Islands, as it will arrive already “broken” and at most will bring some rain to the westernmost islands, and perhaps Gran Canaria.
Concern over sulphur dioxide emissions from the volcano were first raised on Sunday when it became clear that westerly airflows were driving a large plume of the gas across the Atlantic Ocean. However experts have made clear that SO2 usually travels in the atmosphere at at an altitude of between 3km and 5km above the surface, and so is unlikely to pose any risk to The Canary Islands. Added to that the North Atlantic convection currents over recent days which have helped ensure that the main gas plume has remained far south of the archipelago, though now it is expected to curl north, over the Sahara, towards the Mediterranean and mainland Europe.
In peninsular Spain, however, the wind flows are expected to move a storm from west to east across the Atlantic and could well also be carrying part of the ash and SO2 (sulphur dioxide) emitted from the volcano. AEMET has announced through social networks that it is monitoring the sulphur cloud expelled by the Caribbean volcano from the Canary Islands. The trajectory of the polar jet, that is described as acting like a conveyor belt for North Atlantic squalls, looks set to remain “very wavy”, so has the potential to cause new storms from which these “extremely unusual” particles could potentially fall, though most likely along the Galcian coasts.
An expert over at eltiempo.com, Samuel Biener, has said that these storm episodes are normal at this time of the year but said he was “surprised how they are interacting with subtropical air masses to increase the temperatures and the intensity of the rains”.
Sulphur Dioxide plume trajectory and forecast from Caribbean heading across the AtlanticSulphur Dioxide plume trajectory and forecast from Caribbean Island of #StVincent #LaSoufriere #volcanic #eruption heading across the Atlantic towards #Africa and #CanaryIslands
Posted by TheCanary.TV on Tuesday, April 13, 2021
By Wednesday, a cold air mass is expected to arrive from the Atlantic ocean, causing a drop in temperatures and intense, irregular showers on the western and southern half of the Peninsula. This storm will likely also reach the Canary Islands, where particularly intense storms are expected on Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria.
Meteorologist Francisco Martín predicts that SO2 and ash from the volcano, La Soufrière, on the Caribbean island, San Vicente, will arrive with this storm, following the eruption on April 9, and at least 3 subsequent eruptions, a large amount of ash and SO2 has been injected into the troposphere and is already crossing the Atlantic.
Martín points out that over the next few hours, if they have not already done so, these emissions could reach the skies over Canary Islands and then the south of the peninsula, although they will be travelling at altitudes of a few thousand metres, so, in principle, they should not represent any danger to the population.
On Thursday the storm looks set to meet with a new storm over North Africa that will be located over the Straits, with the potential for intense rainfall over southern Spain, especially to the extreme southeast. This storm is expected to be accompanied by a strong east wind on the Mediterranean side.
St. Vincent’s La Soufrière Volcano earlier today from GOES East#LaSoufrière #StVincent #GOESEast
Posted by TheCanary.TV on Sunday, April 11, 2021
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Gran Canaria Weather: Time to hit the beach at more than 28ºC in the shade, Calima bringing Saharan Dust and 70kmph+ winds, light rain possible into next week
Mar, 2021 | Environment, Mogán, News, Weather
The Canary Islands General Directorate of Security and Emergencies declared a state of pre-alert yesterday in anticipation of Calima affecting Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera. A yellow advisory was already in place for winds expected to gust to more than 70kmph for Thursday.
After a warm night of occasional howling winds, Gran Canaria awoke on Thursday morning to temperatures exceeding 28ºC in the shade, higher in direct sunlight, and Saharan dust suspended in the air, blanketing particularly the eastern islands and trapping warm air close to the ground, from the coasts to the summits. Gusts of very strong wind are expected throughout the day from the southeast, according to the prediction of Spain’s State Meteorological Agency AEMET. There will be intervals of high cloud. Temperatures rising slightly, across the archipelago.
Moderate southeasterly winds, with strong intervals, and occasionally very strong gusts, are expected on the summits and western slopes, though they should subside during the afternoon. By the end of the day, to the west a moderate northwesterly wind is expected.
At sea variable force 2 to 4 winds on Wednesday, mainly from the east and northeast, increased through the night to blow from the east and southeast by Thursday morning, likely to reach force 4 or 5. Swell increased during the night locally on the south coast and moving toward the northeast. Sea swell to the north is expected to reach around 1 metre.
Thursday is expected to remain relatively clear though the Calima will intensify during the afternoon and into the evening, significantly reducing visibility. Temperatures on the south west expected to remain above 28ºC in the shade until Friday. Moderate easterly and southeasterly winds, with strong intervals are expected along the west facing slopes (from Gáldar to Mogán) though decreasing through the day.
Friday will start with a little cloud, tending toward some drizzle in the southwest during the afternoon. Calima, is expected to be more dense during the early morning, significantly reducing visibility, but then should subside as the morning wears on. Temperatures will fall a little from Thrusday’s highs of more than 28ºC in the shade, particularly on the northwest. Moderate southwesterly winds will continue with strong intervals, more intensely felt on the southeast and northwest coasts during the middle of the day.
On Saturday cloudy skies with probable light rains will tend towards inland areas and on the mountains cloud bringing weak rains. Temperatures will stay similar to Friday’s or decrease slightly. Moderate winds from the west.
Sunday is looking cloudy with light to moderate rains inland, at the summits there is even the smallest possibility of some frosting at the very highest points, cloudy intervals with probable light rains elsewhere. Temperatures slightly decreasing. Breezes and moderate westerly winds expected.
By Monday as we start into next week the low pressure system that brought light weekend rain could be sustained over the Canary Islands if it doesn’t head north towards the Peninsula. So some mild instability to start the week on the Canary Islands, where rain to the north of the islands is still likely, although probably less intense than we are likely to have seen in the days preceding, with chance of small amounts of wet weather appearing elsewhere.
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Calima brings slight increase to temperatures, with wind advisory for 70kmph gusts on Thursday and the possibility of some rain before the end of the weekend
Mar, 2021 | Weather
Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) have announced that this Thursday will activate a yellow advisory warning, for strong winds, reaching up to 70kmph gusts and perhaps even higher, on the north, east, south and west of Gran Canaria.
Tuesday started, in the north and northeast, with cloudy intervals during the morning that gave way to clear skies. Clear skies throughout the day elsewhere have been tempered with a slight Calima, increasing during the afternoon. Minimum temperatures with few changes and maximums on the rise, a small amount on the coasts and more moderately inland and at the summits. Moderate northeast winds, more intense on southeast and northwest slopes, with breezes prevailing along the north and south coasts. At the peaks, moderate southeast winds.
On Wednesday a clear start, with some cloudy intervals during the early morning and early hours along the north coast. Calima. Rising temperatures, most notable in the higher inland areas of the northern midlands. On the peaks, a weak to moderate southeast wind, extending through the mid-afternoon. On the coasts, weak to moderate northeast winds, more intense to the northwest and southeast, and turning southeasterly throughout the day, when it will become more intense along the northeast region (including the capital) and on the southern tip of the island.
Thursday begins with intervals of high cloud. Calima, becoming more dense as we head into the afternoon and evening. Minimum temperatures will rise slightly; highs will see little change, in general, except on the north and west coasts, where there will be slight to moderate increases. Winds from the east to southeast will be moderate, with strong intervals at summits and on western and north facing slopes. Probable 70kmph gusts, during the early morning and in the early hours on the western slopes (from Gáldar to Mogán). By the end of the afternoon the gusts are expected to decrease to become billowy breezes.
Gran Canaria will have a Yellow Advisory active from midnight this Thursday until 08.59. Easterly 70kmph gusts are expected particularly affecting western slopes, from Gáldar down to Mogán.
Looking ahead to Friday, winds will likely remain southeasterly, although at the moment there are no warnings in force, the day could bring moderate to strong gusts during the early morning. The day starting a little cloudy, in general, with some intervals of cloud during the second half of the day in the north and west. Calima will continue, though will be retreating from west to east, being more dense in the eastern islands during the early hours. It should completely go during the second half of the day. Minimum temperatures falling slightly; as will maximums, being locally more noticeable inland. Wind from west to southwest moderate.
Saturday looks like it will start with cloudy skies to the north, and a probability of weak to moderate rain. Elsewhere, we’ll see cloudy intervals, without ruling out weak, scattered and occasional rains. Temperatures staying pretty much as they are, with perhaps a slight decrease. Winds from the west and perhaps moderately from the southwest, turning by the end of the day to moderate north-westerlies.
Meteorologists are monitoring an active cold front that could mean rain by Sunday, which would then likely continue into next week…
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