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Canary Islands’ weather forecast: rain expected in Tenerife

The temperature in the Canary Islands is expected to remain relatively stable, with lows around 17ºC and highs reaching approximately 23ºC.

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) in the Canary Islands has provided the weather forecast for Tuesday, January 9th. The forecast indicates that there will be intervals of high clouds in general and intervals of low clouds in the northern parts of the islands.

During the afternoon, cloudiness is expected to increase in the inland areas of the western islands. There is a possibility of weak, scattered, and occasional rainfall, with a higher likelihood of rain in Tenerife, where it may be locally moderate.

Aemet also mentions a low probability of mist formation during the first half of the day on the east coast of Fuerteventura. As for temperatures, they are expected to remain relatively stable, with minimum temperatures around 17ºC and maximum temperatures reaching 23ºC.

The wind is generally light, coming from the northeast in the eastern islands and from the east in the western islands.

In addition to the Canary Islands forecast, Aemet also provides information about a polar wave affecting Spain. Six autonomous communities, including Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Castile and Leon, Catalonia, Madrid, and Valencia, are at risk due to wind, waves, and cold on this Monday, January 8th. This includes areas with falling minimum temperatures and weak frosts in many parts of the interior of the peninsula.

Canary Islands' weather forecast: rain expected in Tenerife

Specifically, Huesca, León, Segovia, Zamora, Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Madrid are at risk due to minimum temperatures dropping to -6ºC. Strong gusts of wind are expected in Castellón, Girona, and Tarragona, with maximum gusts reaching 80 km/h. There is also a swell alert for Castellón, Mallorca, Ibiza, and Formentera, with significant wave heights of up to six meters expected in Tarragona, Girona, and Menorca.

Overall, the Aemet forecast indicates the withdrawal of an Atlantic flow from the northwest in the peninsula, followed by the approach of an Atlantic front from the west. This will result in cloudy skies in the northern part of the peninsula, with light rainfall in the eastern Cantabrian Sea, possibly extending to the upper Ebro, the Iberian system, the Pyrenees, and nearby areas. Precipitation may include snow, although it is expected to be less intense and less likely compared to previous days.

In other parts of the Peninsula, the day will start with cloudy intervals in the northeastern center and relatively clear skies elsewhere. However, increasing cloudiness is expected from west to east due to the approaching Atlantic front, which may bring precipitation to the southwest quadrant, particularly in Huelva and Extremadura.

The Balearic Islands will experience Mediterranean squalls, resulting in cloudy intervals with occasional showers in the eastern part of the archipelago. In the Canary Islands, there will be cloudy intervals with high clouds, and isolated showers in the mountains cannot be ruled out.

Significant snowfall is expected in various mountainous regions, including the Pyrenees, northeastern mountains (around 400/800 meters), the northwest (around 600/900 meters in the Cantabrian Mountains), and the Sierra Nevada (around 1,600/2,000 meters).

Maximum temperatures will rise in the Canary Islands and the southern parts of the peninsula, the Pre-Pyrenees, and the Cantabrian Mountains. However, temperatures will slightly decrease in other regions, particularly in the central northern plateau. Minimum temperatures will increase in the Canary Islands and the southern Iberian Peninsula but decrease slightly in other areas, with more pronounced drops expected in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula, Levante, and the Balearic Islands.

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