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Rainfall forecasted for the Canary Islands during Easter Week

Furthermore, the rainfall in the Canary Islands will be accompanied by calima, an atmospheric phenomenon characterized by the presence of dust particles suspended in the air.

A potent storm looms over the Canary Islands as Easter Week approaches, with significant rainfall expected to grace the archipelago. According to, this weather disturbance is poised to diverge from the prevailing atmospheric currents, charting a course towards the islands while traversing west of the Iberian mainland.

Anticipated showers, tinged with suspended dust particles due to the lingering calima phenomenon in Spain, may accompany the storm, along with the possibility of thunderstorms.

Between Thursday and Sunday, the disturbance is forecasted to position itself north of the Canary Islands, exacerbating atmospheric instability as Easter Week commences. Thursday heralds the storm’s approach, potentially situating it to the north of the islands, prompting the development of showers, particularly in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria, although other regions are not exempt.

Rainfall forecasted for the Canary Islands during Easter Week

Friday and Saturday are expected to witness the isolated trough aloft lingering just north of the islands, fostering markedly unstable weather conditions with widespread showers, especially in the mountainous terrains of the northern islands. These showers may intensify into thunderstorms, particularly in the northern reaches of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Saturday is poised to be the pinnacle of instability, with the storm’s trajectory indicating a northeastward retreat towards North Africa by Sunday. Nonetheless, residual precipitation may persist across the archipelago, particularly during the first half of Sunday, primarily affecting Tenerife and Gran Canaria. However, as the storm recedes and the day progresses, precipitation is anticipated to wane.

The heaviest accumulations of rainfall from this weather event are anticipated in the northern regions of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, with El Hierro and La Palma also expected to receive notable rainfall totals.

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