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How long will the first summer heatwave last in the Canary Islands?

Today, this first summer heatwave in the Canary Islands will bring a significant amount of haze, which will affect Tenerife in particular.

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued a yellow warning (risk) for Tenerife and La Gomera, and an orange warning for Gran Canaria, due to high temperatures expected throughout the day. This marks the onset of the first heatwave of the summer in the Canary Islands. The heat will be intense and oppressive in some parts of the archipelago, and it is expected to persist for several days.

Today, the heatwave will bring a significant amount of haze, particularly affecting Tenerife, with more pronounced effects in the midlands and higher areas.

Minimum temperatures will see a slight increase, while maximum temperatures will rise across the region, with inland areas experiencing a noticeable impact. In the midlands of Tenerife, temperatures could reach up to 32 degrees Celsius. Additionally, temperatures are expected to reach 34 degrees in the interior of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and 32 degrees in the midlands of Gran Canaria.


Based on information provided by Aemet, Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be the hottest days. On Wednesday, temperatures will soar to 38 degrees Celsius in Gran Canaria, while Tenerife’s metropolitan area will experience highs of 36 degrees Celsius.

Although the heat will persist on Thursday, a slight decrease in temperatures may be noticeable. However, the significant drop is anticipated for Friday, with maximum temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius in Tenerife and 31 degrees Celsius in Gran Canaria.

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