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Tenerife and Lanzarote islands issued yellow warning for coastal winds

The highest temperatures are set to fall significantly across the Canary Islands.

This Friday, the islands of Tenerife and Lanzarote are set to face coastal challenges with a yellow alert in place due to expected northwest combined sea conditions, featuring mainly 4-metre swells, as forecasted by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET).

Throughout Spain, 34 provinces will experience yellow (risk) and orange (significant risk) alerts due to various weather conditions including rain, snow, coastal events, and strong wind gusts on Friday, 8 March.

Significant wind gusts up to 80 km/h are anticipated in regions such as Almeria, Cádiz, Zaragoza, and others, influencing weather patterns across the country. Rainfall warnings are in place for Ávila, Salamanca, and others, with potential accumulations up to 50 litres per square metre expected within twelve hours. Menorca faces a risk due to sea level oscillations reaching up to 0.7 m.

Lanzarote, La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife, and several coastal areas on the mainland are alerted for coastal phenomena, while A Coruña and Pontevedra brace for orange alerts due to potential six-metre-high waves. Snowfall risks extend across numerous provinces, with Huesca facing significant snow accumulation risks of up to 20 centimetres in 24 hours.

Tenerife and Lanzarote islands issued yellow warning for coastal winds

AEMET predicts widespread cloudiness, overcast skies, and generalised rainfall across the mainland and Balearic Islands due to two low-pressure centres and passing fronts. Rainfall is expected to be particularly intense on the Atlantic slope and northeast, with potential snowfall in the mountains and adjacent northern and southeastern areas.

Maximum temperatures across the mainland and the Canary Islands are forecasted to decrease significantly, with notable drops in eastern Andalusia and the southern plateau. Meanwhile, minimum temperatures will rise in the extreme northeast and the Balearic Islands but decrease elsewhere, with weak frosts expected in mountainous regions.

Strong southern winds are predicted for the mainland and Balearic Islands, with particularly strong gusts expected in Galicia, the Strait of Gibraltar, and mountainous areas. The Canary Islands can anticipate northern winds.

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