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Yellow warning issued for Canary Islands as winds and coastal phenomena pose risks

In the Canary Islands, winds are expected to reach speeds of up to 70 km/h.

This Friday, the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, and El Hierro are on yellow alert due to expected winds reaching speeds of up to 70 km/h. Additionally, there’s a concern for coastal phenomena, particularly in the channel between islands and offshore southeast of Gran Canaria, where force 7 conditions are anticipated, with northeast winds ranging from 50 to 61 km/h. These warnings have been issued by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and are indicative of potential hazards across the archipelago.

On a national scale, weather warnings span from yellow to red, encompassing over half of the country. These warnings extend to various weather elements such as wind, waves, and snowfall, with significant temperature drops anticipated nationwide.

In Galicia, red warnings have been activated for A Coruña and Lugo due to waves expected to exceed 9 meters in height. Additionally, an orange warning is in place for Pontevedra. Lugo is also at risk of snowfall, along with Orense.

Andalusia faces an orange warning for wind and coastal phenomena in Almería and Granada, while Jaén is under a yellow warning for wind, and Málaga faces a yellow warning for wind and coastal phenomena. Granada is also at risk of snow. In Aragon, Huesca is under a yellow warning for snowfall.

Asturias and Cantabria are both facing significant risks due to waves, with Asturias also at risk due to snowfall. The Region of Murcia and the autonomous city of Melilla are at risk due to wind and waves.

In Castilla y León, several provinces including Avila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, and Zamora are under a yellow warning for snow. The Community of Madrid also faces a snow warning, while in Castile-La Mancha, the province of Albacete is under a wind warning.

Yellow warning issued for Canary Islands as winds and coastal phenomena pose risks.

In Catalonia, Barcelona is at risk from wind, Gerona from waves, and Tarragona from both wind and waves. Galicia faces extreme risks from waves in La Coruña and Lugo, with Lugo also at risk from snow. Orense is at risk from snow, and Pontevedra faces significant risks from waves.

In the Basque provinces of Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya, an orange warning is in place for coastal phenomena. In the Valencian Community, Alicante is at risk for coastal phenomena, while Valencia faces a wind warning.

Weather forecasts indicate an active Atlantic front passing through the Mediterranean area of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands, with post-frontal conditions expected elsewhere. Cloudiness and rainfall are likely in various regions, with showers expected in the northeast of Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Betic systems.

In the Canary Islands, cloudy skies are expected in the north with possible light rainfall, while the south is expected to remain relatively clear.

Temperatures are set to drop significantly across the board, with frosts expected in mountainous regions, particularly in the northern and southeastern halves of the peninsula. Winds will be strong, especially in coastal and mountainous areas, with the Canary Islands experiencing trade winds, which may strengthen at intervals.

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