The prolonged and abnormal heatwave that has gripped the Canary Islands since September 30th, leading to the suspension of school classes on the islands, appears to be approaching its end. However, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued warnings in its forecasts for the upcoming week, suggesting the possibility of heavy rainfall in the Canary Islands, particularly in the western regions.
Weather models indicate the potential arrival of rainfall in the northern areas of the more mountainous islands. Even the long-term forecast suggests that the last week of the month could see increased precipitation. Let’s take a closer look at the day-by-day forecast:
WEATHER IN THE CANARY ISLANDS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
The Peninsula and the Balearic Islands are expected to remain influenced by an Atlantic low and its associated fronts, resulting in cloudy or overcast skies and widespread rainfall. Heavier and more frequent rainfall, along with thunderstorms, is anticipated in the northern regions of the Mediterranean area, the Balearic Islands, western Galicia, the western central system, the western and southern areas of Andalusia, and the Strait of Gibraltar.
In the Canary Islands, expect partly cloudy skies with intermittent rainfall, potentially heavier in the western islands. Temperatures will decrease, with prevailing westerly winds.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
According to Aemet, the Canary Islands will continue to be affected by the influence of the Atlantic low, resulting in partly cloudy conditions and possible rainfall, particularly on the islands with more rugged terrain. Temperatures will return to normal values for this time of year on Tuesday and Wednesday, with generally light westerly winds prevailing.
HEALTH WARNINGS UNTIL SATURDAY
The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands Government has extended health risk alerts due to the high-temperature episode to additional municipalities. In Tenerife, Adeje remains under a red heat warning, and Candelaria is under an orange warning, both in effect until Saturday.
In Gran Canaria, Mogán, La Aldea de San Nicolás, and Santa Lucía de Tirajana are under red warnings until Saturday, while Agaete is under a yellow warning until tomorrow. Agüimes, Arucas, Santa María de Guía, and Teror have yellow warnings in effect until Saturday.
In Fuerteventura, Pájara is under an orange warning until Saturday, Antigua has a yellow warning until Friday, and Tuineje also has a yellow warning until Sunday. In Lanzarote, San Bartolomé is under a red warning until Sunday, with Yaiza and Tías under yellow warnings until Sunday. Finally, in La Gomera, the capital, San Sebastián, has a yellow warning in place until this Saturday.