The Canary Islands Government’s Ministry of Health has revised high temperature warnings on Thursday, in line with the forecast by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), due to ongoing health risks. These warnings will continue in some municipalities until August 23, and in certain cases, extend to Lanzarote, El Hierro, and La Gomera.
Temperatures are expected to increase in Tenerife from Saturday onwards, particularly in areas affected by the fire, such as Arafo and Candelaria. This makes the upcoming hours critical for the emergency services on the ground.
The weather forecast for the Canary Islands
Red Warning: Agüimes, Mogán, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Santa Lucía de Tirajana (from August 17 to 23), Ingenio, Tejeda, and Valsequillo (from August 18 to 23).
Orange Warning: Artenara, Vega de San Mateo, and Santa Brígida (from August 18 to 23).
Yellow Warning: Aldea de San Nicolás (from August 18 to 23) and Telde (from August 19 to 23).
Orange Warning: Tuineje and Pájara (from August 18 to 23).
Yellow Warning: Antigua (from August 18 to 23).
Yellow Warning: San Bartolomé (from August 18 to 23), Tías (from August 19 to 23), and Arrecife (from August 21 to 23).
Orange Warning: San Miguel de Abona (from August 19 to 21).
Yellow Warning: Arafo, Candelaria, Güímar (from August 19 to 21), and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (on August 20).
Red Warning: El Paso (from August 19 to 23).
Orange Warning: Los Llanos de Aridane (from August 19 to 21).
Yellow Warning: Tazacorte, Tijarafe (from August 19 to 21), and Puntagorda (from August 20 to 21).
Orange Warning: El Pinar (from August 19 to 23).
Yellow Warning: Frontera (from August 17 to 18).
Yellow Warning: Alajeró and Valle Gran Rey (from August 20 to 21).
In addition, the Government has issued a set of recommendations, primarily directed towards individuals over 65, breastfeeding or pregnant women, and those with existing health conditions, both environmental and occupational. These guidelines encompass suggestions such as staying in cool or shaded areas whenever possible, minimizing physical activity during peak hours, staying hydrated, and paying special attention to vulnerable populations.