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Yellow alert in the Canary Islands: high waves and strong winds prompt caution in bathing areas

In general, the Canary Islands are expected to experience a combined northerly swell ranging from 4 to 5 metres.

This Sunday, the Canary Islands are set to face a yellow alert for intense maritime and wind conditions as reported by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). The entire archipelago is anticipated to confront combined northerly seas reaching 4 to 5 metres in height.

Particularly, north-easterly winds blowing at speeds of 50 to 61 km/h, equivalent to force 7, will predominantly affect the southeast coasts of Tenerife and Gran Canaria as well as the waters between the islands.

The wind alert indicates expected gusts reaching up to 70 km/h, with the strongest impacts foreseen in specific areas of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, El Hierro, and La Gomera.

Moreover, Spain faces widespread weather warnings, with over half the country under yellow, orange, or red alerts due to winds, snow, and coastal phenomena. This includes significant weather risks in various regions, from Almeria in Andalusia to provinces in Galicia, the Basque Country, and the Valencian Community.

Yellow alert in the Canary Islands: high waves and strong winds prompt caution in bathing areas

Particularly, in the Canary Islands, apart from Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro will also be under yellow alerts for winds and waves, whereas Fuerteventura will face warnings exclusively for waves.

Weather conditions across Spain will vary, with expected rainfalls in the northwest and possible snowfalls affecting various parts of the country, adjusting snow levels according to each region. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean coast anticipates less cloudiness with a slight chance of showers.

Temperatures are forecasted to drop along the peninsular Mediterranean coast and the islands, with persistent frosts in several mountainous areas. Wind conditions will vary, with strong gusts expected in coastal and mountainous regions, particularly in the southeast, and the Canary Islands will experience typical trade winds with strong intervals.

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