The Directorate General for Security and Emergencies of the Canary Islands Government, on the basis of the AEMET forecast and/or other sources, and in application of the Canary Islands Specific Emergency Plan for Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA), has decreed an alert for winds that may reach up to 90 km/h on the islands of La Palma, La Gomera, Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Specifically, and according to the Canary Islands Government, the alert will begin at 16.00 hours on Monday, mainly affecting the peaks and west of La Palma, La Gomera as a whole, the south and northwest of Tenerife, as well as the peaks, east and west of Gran Canaria.
The alert is activated due to the episode of wind expected from the northeast moderate to strong, with the probability of occasional very strong gusts that can reach 90 km/h.
The rest of the archipelago is under a pre-alert situation for strong northeasterly winds, with maximum gusts that may reach 70-80 km/h, which will be particularly noticeable on the northwest and southeast facing slopes of the western islands and Gran Canaria, mainly in the high areas of the northwest.
It is also expected to affect the peaks of El Hierro and Tenerife, as well as inland and southern areas of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.