The Canary Islands are gearing up for the impending arrival of an African air mass, set to impact the archipelago starting from Wednesday, August 9th. According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), this influence will persist for several days, resulting in a gradual temperature increase across the islands.
Commencing on Thursday, August 10th, certain areas of the Canary Islands are expected to experience a period of elevated temperatures. In response, the Regional Government’s Department of Health has issued a range of warnings aimed at mitigating the health effects of the heat on the population.
As part of the Plan for the Prevention of the Effects of Excessive Temperatures on Health, Health Authorities have activated red, orange, and yellow warnings for various risk levels. Specifically, the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote will witness up to 39 municipalities grappling with high temperatures from August 9th until at least August 13th.
Warnings by municipalities in the Canary Islands and days are as follows:
- Red Warning (August 10th to 13th): Adeje, Arona, Fasnia, Granadilla, Guía de Isora, Güimar, San Miguel de Abona, and Vilaflor.
- Orange Warning (August 11th to 13th): Arafo, Arico, La Orotava.
- Yellow Warning (August 11th and 12th): Santiago del Teide.
- Red Warning (August 11th to 13th): Los Llanos de Aridane and El Paso.
- Orange Warning (August 11th to 13th): Fuencaliente and Tazacorte.
- Yellow Warning (August 11th and 12th): Breña Alta.
- Red Warning (August 9th to 13th): Agüimes, Artenara, Ingenio, Mogán, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Aldea de San Nicolás, Santa Lucía de Tirajana, Santa Brígida, Tejeda, Valsequillo, and Vega de San Mateo.
- Orange Warning (August 11th to 13th): Telde and Valleseco.
- Yellow Warning (August 11th): Teror.
- Red Warning (August 11th to 13th): Antigua, Betancuria, and Tuineje.
- Orange Warning (August 10th to 13th): La Oliva.
- Yellow Warning (August 11th and 12th): Puerto del Rosario.
- Red Warning (August 10th to 13th): San Bartolomé and Tías.
- Yellow Warning (August 11th and 12th): Arrecife.
During this period, residents and visitors in these areas are advised to take precautions to ensure their well-being amidst the anticipated high temperatures.