The General Directorate for Emergencies has issued a pre-alert for wind across the archipelago, excluding Gran Canaria. Additionally, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued a yellow warning for La Gomera and El Hierro due to this phenomenon.
Aemet’s forecast indicates an increase in wind speeds starting from midnight on Tuesday, which could lead to maximum gusts of up to 85 kilometres per hour in higher areas.
In response to this, the Government of the Canary Islands has issued a series of recommendations to the public:
Exercise extreme caution when travelling, whether by vehicle or on foot.
- Adhere to self-protection advice to minimise risks.
- Remove flower pots and any objects that could fall onto the street from windows, balconies, and rooftops.
- It is advisable to stay clear of construction sites or buildings in poor condition, as well as scaffolding, cranes, illuminated signs, billboards, or any other elements that could be dislodged by the wind. Additionally, avoid walking through gardens or wooded areas, among other precautions.