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What will the weather be like in the Canary Islands during Christmas season

The weather is expected to be generally favourable with some rains and wind to affect are Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro

The festive season is approaching and with it the much anticipated holidays and trips, particularly to the much beloved Canary Islands. Of course, many people are wondering about the weather conditions they will encounter when they arrive. This is especially true for those who go to the Canaries to enjoy the excellent climate the archipelago is known for. In this regard, DA News brings you the latest information on weather conditions for this upcoming seasonal holidays.

Thus, according the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) in the Canary Islands has indicated today, 20 December, the weather will remain stable until the afternoon of Sunday, 25th December, when an Atlantic front is likely to cause some rain and wind, mainly in Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

The presence of an anticyclone over North Africa and the south of the Iberian Peninsula on 21-22 December will block the passage of Atlantic fronts, so that they will only affect the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. This permits to indicate that the weather forecast for the Canary Islands will be stable, with the expectation of lightly cloudy skies and a probability of calimas and an easterly wind.

As the African anticlone is expected to weaken gradually, the forecast for 23 and 24 December is changling slightly allowing for precipitation that will affect the northwest quadrant of the peninsula. In the Canary Islands, the situation will remain calm until Sunday afternoon, when an Atlantic front is likely to bring rain and south-westerly winds to the western islands.

During the days of 26 though 28 December, the uncertainty of the weather situation increases significantly. A drought is likely to form around Madeira and the Canary Islands, which would result in precipitation mainly in the Canary Islands, even though it is only likely that it might get heavy or persistent locally.

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