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Two of the Canary Islands facing wave-related risks

The yellow warning in the Canary Islands is for waves of between 2 and 3 metres in Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

This Friday, Spain will experience the impacts of storm ‘Patricia’, leading to the possibility of coastal phenomena, strong winds, rainfall, and storms in several provinces, including the Canary Islands, as warned by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

In Gerona, there is a significant risk (orange warning) for coastal phenomena, with north and northwest winds reaching speeds of 50 to 70 kilometers per hour (force 7) and waves rising to 3 to 4 meters in height. Meanwhile, provinces such as Tarragona, Baleares, Alicante, Murcia, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria will have a yellow warning with less intense waves, ranging between 2 and 3 meters.

A corridor of strong winds is expected to sweep through various regions, arriving from the northeast in the Canary Islands, from the northwest in Ampurdán and eastern Cantabrian, and from the west in the Strait. Additionally, temperatures will rise significantly in certain areas, specifically the southeast interior of the peninsula, Guadalquivir, and the coast of Malaga.

In the north of the peninsula, cloudy skies and rainfall are anticipated, affecting areas like the north of Galicia, the Cantabrian Sea, and the Pyrenees. There is a possibility of lighter showers in other parts of inland Galicia, the upper Ebro, and the northern regions of the Iberian Peninsula. On the eastern Cantabrian coast, precipitation may persist throughout the day, and there could be intervals of low morning clouds in various northern regions.

For the rest of the Peninsula, cloudy skies are expected, with intervals of low clouds in the north of the Canary Islands, where isolated light rain is possible in the islands with greater relief. High haze is expected to diminish in the Canary Islands, and morning fog banks may occur in the interior of Cadiz, Majorca, and Valencia.

Trade winds will be blowing with strong intervals between islands in the Canary Islands. Tramontana winds are forecasted to blow in the north of the Balearic Islands, particularly strong in the Empordà region. Intervals of strong, westerly winds are expected in the Strait of Gibraltar, northwesterly in the eastern Cantabrian Sea, and northerly in the Rías Bajas. In other areas of the Mediterranean, the wind will be coming from the east, while in the rest of the regions, it will be blowing from the north and west.

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