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Canary Islands government issues updated and extended heavy rainfall alert

Showers in the Canary Islands are anticipated to range from light to moderate intensity, with the possibility of localised heavy and very heavy downpours and/or thunderstorms.

The Government of the Canary Islands, through its Directorate General for Emergencies, has decided to continue the heavy rain alert for several islands, including Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura.

According to official reports, the expected rainfall will vary in intensity from light to moderate. However, there is a significant likelihood of experiencing locally concentrated, heavy to very heavy showers, accompanied by thunderstorms in some areas. These intense downpours are predicted to deliver rainfall levels reaching or even surpassing 15-30 litres per square metre within an hour.

Furthermore, over a 12-hour period, certain localities may witness accumulated rainfall amounts escalating to 40-50 litres per square metre, indicating considerable precipitation over a relatively short duration.

Canary Islands government issues updated and extended heavy rainfall alert

Specifically, the most severe rainfall – both heavy and sustained – is forecasted for the internal regions and the eastern slopes of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Similarly, in Gran Canaria, the alert focuses on the interior regions, the mountainous territories, and the southern sections of the island.

For Tenerife, the areas most likely to be impacted include the highlands and the regions facing the south, east, and south-east. This detailed forecast underlines the varying intensity and location of the expected rainfall across the affected islands.

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