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Wave up to 6 metres and strong winds in the Canary Islands this Wednesday

The orange warning has been activated in the Canary Islands due to strong gusts of wind and waves.

This Wednesday, all Canary Islands will face a yellow alert, and Lanzarote in particular will face an orange alert for significant coastal phenomena with waves reaching up to 6 metres. The forecast predicts a combined sea from the north or northeast of five to six metres, especially affecting the north and west of the island, accompanied by northeast winds blowing between 50 and 61 km/h (force 7).

Additionally, all islands except Fuerteventura are expected to encounter wind risks, with speeds reaching up to 80 km/h due to intense trade winds. In El Paso, La Palma, winds may escalate to 90 km/h, triggering an orange alert for significant risk according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

In Spain, seven autonomous communities and the Autonomous City of Melilla will be under yellow or orange warnings due to risks related to wind, waves, avalanches, or snow. Catalonia faces the most warnings, with various alerts across its provinces for different weather phenomena.

Moreover, in the Girona Pyrenees, up to 10 cm of snow accumulation is expected over 24 hours at altitudes between 1,000-1,200 metres, affecting the north and west regions.

Aragon will experience widespread wind warnings, with Teruel and Zaragoza under yellow alerts, and Huesca facing an orange warning for wind and a yellow warning for avalanches.

The Balearic Islands are alerted for wave conditions, with Ibiza and Formentera under yellow warnings, and Mallorca under an orange alert, which will also experience a yellow wind warning. Menorca will face orange warnings for both wind and waves.

Wave up to 6 metres and strong winds in the Canary Islands this Wednesday

In Castilla-La Mancha and Navarra, yellow warnings are issued for wind and avalanches respectively. The Valencian Community will see wind warnings, with Castellón under an orange alert and Valencia under a yellow alert. Melilla will face a yellow warning for waves in the afternoon.

Temperature trends for Wednesday indicate increases in most areas except in specific regions where they will drop. Frost is expected in mountainous areas, while atmospheric conditions will vary across the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands, influenced by Atlantic circulation and the Dorothea squall, leading to varied weather patterns including possible precipitation and strong winds across different regions.

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