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Calima subsides, making way for light showers across the Canary Islands

The weather forecast for the Canary Islands on Thursday, December 14, indicates a transition from calima conditions to the possibility of light rain showers.

Today’s detailed weather forecast suggests a pattern of mostly high cloud coverage, with some low clouds appearing over the northern and eastern slopes. There’s a small chance of light, sporadic showers, mainly during the latter half of the day, with La Palma being the most likely location for precipitation. A calima is expected to linger over the higher elevations of the mountainous islands, gradually clearing from the east to the west throughout the day.

Temperature-wise, Tenerife will experience a slight to moderate drop in the highs, while other islands will see little variation. Minimum temperatures will generally stay the same or may increase marginally. The temperature range is expected to vary, with Santa Cruz de Tenerife seeing highs of up to 25 degrees Celsius and lows of around 15 degrees in Santa Cruz de La Palma.

Easterly winds will prevail, with a slight chance of stronger gusts occurring on the southeast and northwest slopes. The Acentejo region, southeast Tenerife, and the El Paso area may particularly feel these stronger winds, as noted by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet).

Calima subsides, making way for light showers across the Canary Islands

In Gran Canaria, expect periods of high cloudiness mixed with some low cloud intervals in the northeast and east, carrying a low risk of weak, isolated showers. Calima is anticipated during the morning but should clear as the day progresses.

The islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are set to enjoy mostly clear skies with some possible low cloud cover in the morning on the eastern slopes and high clouds later in the afternoon. There may be a slight calima in the early hours.

Temperatures in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria are forecasted to range between a high of 22 degrees Celsius and a low of 18 degrees Celsius, with a moderate easterly wind that could include more intense intervals on the southern and northwestern slopes. These areas might experience some strong gusts, especially before midday.

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