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Canary Islands are “at risk” due to wind and calima

The weather forecast for the Canary Islands on Thursday, January 25th is as follows

This Thursday, the Canary Islands are poised to face risks due to strong winds and calima (haze), as forecasted by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). A yellow alert has been issued for parts of the archipelago, highlighting that Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, and El Hierro are particularly vulnerable to wind gusts that may surpass 70km/h.

Additionally, airborne dust will place the islands of Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and Tenerife on alert. The weather pattern over the Canary Islands is expected to feature mixed intervals of medium to high cloud coverage accompanied by haze. Easterly and south-easterly winds will predominate, exhibiting strong to very strong gusts, especially across the western islands.

Today’s weather forecast reveals a tendency towards partially cloudy to clear skies as the day progresses, with haze becoming notably prevalent along the southern slopes, especially during the midday hours. This information comes directly from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Canary Islands are "at risk" due to wind and calima

Temperature fluctuations will be minimal, with the highest temperature reaching up to 24 degrees Celsius in Tenerife and the lowest dropping to 15 degrees Celsius on El Hierro.

The southeast wind will be moderate to strong, with a high likelihood of extremely strong gusts impacting the peaks and the northern and southwestern slopes in the early morning hours.

For Gran Canaria, the forecast for Thursday, 25th January, anticipates periods of medium and high clouds, gradually clearing from the afternoon onwards. Haze will be notably dense on the southern slopes, particularly in the morning and late evening.

In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, similar weather conditions are expected, with periods of medium and high clouds giving way to clearer skies by the afternoon. Haze will be more evident in the latter half of the day, according to AEMET.

Temperature-wise, both the minimum and maximum readings are forecasted to remain relatively stable, with slight variations possible. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, temperatures are expected to range between 23ºC and 17ºC.

Wind conditions will be moderate from the east along the coasts, with potential for strength on the northern and southern coasts. Inland and elevated areas will experience strong south-easterly winds, which are expected to ease by the afternoon. However, the possibility of very strong gusts cannot be discounted, particularly on the western and southern slopes in the early morning, as well as on the summits, both at the start and end of the day.

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