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Heatwave warnings in the Canary Islands get an update

The State Meteorological Agency has extended the alert for the risk of high temperatures to several Canary Islands.

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has provided an important update this Tuesday regarding the ongoing heatwave affecting the Canary Islands. As a result of this update, it has been determined that the entire archipelago, with the exception of the northern regions of Tenerife, La Palma, and Lanzarote, will continue to be under a high-temperature risk (yellow warning) until at least Thursday.

Aemet’s forecast indicates that thermometers are expected to soar to 34ºC in the eastern, southern, and western regions of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, as well as in La Gomera and El Hierro, with a particular impact on the midlands and coastal areas.

Remarkably, the prevailing weather conditions point to a continuation of the current heatwave on Wednesday, mirroring the anomalously high temperatures that have been witnessed throughout this October. During this period, numerous maximum temperature records have been broken at several monitoring stations across the Canary Islands, highlighting the unusual nature of this weather event.

In fact, the Canary Islands once again led the country in recording the highest temperatures today. Specifically, Aldea de San Nicolás (Gran Canaria) registered a scorching 38.1ºC at 15:00 hours, while the Tenerife Sur Airport station reported 37.1ºC at 11:50 hours.


Heatwave warnings in the Canary ISlands get an update.

Regarding the sky conditions, the forecast anticipates partly cloudy skies with intermittent medium and high cloud cover, especially in the western islands. Additionally, the presence of calima is expected to be more pronounced in the western province, which includes Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro, and La Palma.

As for minimum temperatures, Aemet notes that they will scarcely drop below 24-25ºC, except in higher elevated areas. These weather conditions continue to pose challenges for the residents and visitors of the Canary Islands, and vigilance is advised to ensure safety and well-being in the face of the ongoing heatwave.

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