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The Canary Islands have been issued a yellow warning due to the risk of swell

The Aemet has activated a yellow warning for the Canary Islands due to the risk of swell and winds potentially reaching force 7.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), 18 provinces in Spain are at risk this Thursday due to various weather conditions. The Canary Islands, specifically the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, and El Hierro, are under a yellow warning for waves with a northeasterly wind of 50 to 61 km/h (force 7) expected on the northwest and extreme southeast coasts.

In Andalusia, the provinces of Cordoba, Jaen, Malaga, and Seville are also under a yellow warning due to high temperatures. Asturias, the Balearic Islands, and Cantabria are at risk due to waves, rain, and storms.

Albacete is also at risk due to high temperatures, while in Catalonia, Gerona is under a yellow warning for coastal phenomena and rain, and Tarragona is also at risk. La Coruña and Lugo in Galicia are under a yellow warning for waves. The Region of Murcia is at risk due to heat, and Navarre is under a yellow warning for rain.

The Basque Country has two provinces under yellow warning: Guipúzcoa for rain and waves, and Vizcaya for waves.

In the northern regions, a post-frontal situation is expected with cloudy skies and rainfall, particularly affecting the north of Galicia, the Cantabrian Sea, and the Pyrenees. Other areas like inland Galicia, the upper Ebro, and the north of the Iberian Peninsula might experience weaker showers.

Throughout the day, the eastern Cantabrian coast may see ongoing precipitation, while morning low cloud intervals are expected in various parts of the northern half of the peninsula. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are likely in the eastern Iberian Peninsula, with potentially heavy showers and thunderstorms in specific regions.

The Canary Islands might experience intervals of low clouds in the north, with some isolated weak rain in the higher areas. Morning fog banks are possible in the interior of Cadiz, Majorca, and Valencia.

Temperatures are expected to drop in most regions, but the northeastern third of the peninsula might still experience notable highs. Andalusia and the southeast might still see temperatures exceeding 34-36 degrees Celsius, and minimum temperatures on the Mediterranean coasts of Andalusia and Levante are not expected to fall below 24-26 degrees Celsius.

Regarding the wind, the Canary Islands will experience trade winds with strong intervals between islands, tramontana in the north of the Balearic Islands, and strong winds in the Ampurdán. The Strait of Gibraltar will experience strong westerly winds, the eastern Cantabrian Sea will have northwesterly winds, and the Rías Bajas will experience northerly winds. Other parts of the Mediterranean area will have winds from the east, while the rest of the area will experience winds from the north and west.

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