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Incidents caused by the storm in the Canary Islands: home floodings, landslides…

The 1-1-2 emergency service has responded to twenty calls related to issues caused by storm and heavy rains in the Canary Islands.

The storm that has been affecting the Canary Islands since yesterday, Thursday, has resulted in a minimum of twenty incidents across multiple islands, as reported on Friday by the Emergency and Security Coordination Centre (Cecoes) 1-1-2 of the Government of the Canary Islands through their official profile on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

The 1-1-2 emergency response team has been busy since last night, dealing with alerts for landslides on the GM-1 road in Vallehermoso (La Gomera) and on several routes in La Palma, including LP-1, LP-114, LP-213, LP-120, and LP-3. Additionally, on La Palma, efforts were made to pump out excess water in Los Llanos de Aridane.

In Tenerife, emergency services were required to drain water from homes and sewers in Adeje and Granadilla. Stones fell onto roads in Arona, causing difficulties for several vehicles. A similar situation was reported in Santiago del Teide.

The 1-1-2 emergency team also confirmed that power lines have been affected in San Miguel de Abona, Granadilla, Icod de Los Vinos, and San Juan de la Rambla.

Incidents caused by the storm in the Canary Islands: home floodings, landslides...

Temperatures expected in the Canary Islands

In terms of the weather forecast for Friday, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) maintains warnings for rain and potential storms in the Canary Islands. Anticipated weather conditions include cloudy intervals, especially in the afternoon, with a likelihood of showers. The early morning hours may witness locally heavy rainfall accompanied by electrical activity

Temperature-wise, a drop in temperatures is expected in the midlands and highland areas. Thermometers are projected to range between a maximum of 26 degrees on La Gomera and a minimum of 15 degrees on the island of El Hierro. The prevailing wind will initially blow from the west but will shift northeastward during the morning.

In Gran Canaria, cloudy skies will dominate, with rainfall more likely and frequent on the southern and western slopes during the first half of the day. These showers may be accompanied by thunderstorms.

Lanzarote and Fuerteventura will experience intervals of cloudy skies during the first half of the day with rainfall in the form of showers. As the afternoon approaches, the showers will gradually subside, giving way to clear skies.

Minimum temperatures will rise, while maximum temperatures will see a slight to moderate drop in the northern areas during the day, remaining relatively unchanged elsewhere. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the maximum temperature is expected to reach around 25ºC, with a minimum of 20ºC.

Regarding the wind, it will primarily blow from the southwest, with intervals of strong winds on the summits during the early hours. As the day progresses, the winds will diminish to become light westerlies, eventually shifting to a northeasterly direction by day’s end.

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