The storm Karlotta is set to impact the Canary Islands along with 10 other autonomous regions and the cities of Ceuta and Melilla this Friday. The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has forecasted strong wind gusts, coastal disturbances, and rainfall as the primary concerns.
A yellow alert for wind has been issued for the northern parts of Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura. Notably, wind gusts on Tenerife’s central peaks may reach speeds of up to 100 km/h, whereas Lanzarote and Fuerteventura could see winds up to 80 km/h.
The meteorological outlook also suggests the possibility of scattered clouds and a slight chance of light rainfall across the western Canary Islands and the western sections of the eastern islands in the latter half of the day. These conditions could intensify to moderate rainfall on La Palma.
A slight decrease in temperature is anticipated, with Tenerife experiencing highs of up to 27 degrees Celsius and lows of 16 degrees in El Hierro. In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, temperatures are expected to vary between a high of 26 degrees and a low of 17 degrees.
Wind conditions across the Canary Islands will generally be moderate, coming from the west. However, coastal areas, hill slopes, and exposed peaks should prepare for stronger wind intervals.