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Weather alerts in the Canary Islands: heavy rain and calima are expected

Rainfall will affect Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, while calima will be felt in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated various alerts in the Canary Islands in the last few hours, some due to the forecast of heavy rainfall and others due to the expected arrival of calima.

According to Aemet, the rain alert in the Canary Islands is yellow and started at 10:00 hours this Friday and is expected to last until 23:59 hours, affecting the island of La Palma, where there will be an accumulated rainfall of 15 mm in 1 hour.

This yellow warning for rainfall accumulated in 1 hour of 15 mm also affects La Gomera, El Hierro and the east, south and west of Tenerife. This warning will be in force until 4:59 pm on Sunday afternoon in the case of La Gomera and El Hierro and until 10:59 am on Sunday in the case of Tenerife.

With regard to the calima, this phenomenon will activate yellow warnings in the Canary Islands and will affect the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura throughout Sunday.


The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) announces heavy rains in the Canary Islands for tomorrow, Saturday, which will locally affect inland areas and the south-western slopes of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, and which will be less likely in the north-west of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Meanwhile, AEMET indicates that in Gran Canaria cloudy intervals with light rainfall are expected in the interior of the southern slopes during the first half of the day, tending to little cloudy or clear.

It is also likely that calima will be present on the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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