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Easter Tuesday in the Canary Islands: weather pre-alert and yellow warnings

The Aemet has issued a warning: a band of precipitation is set to hit the Canary Islands during the middle of Easter Week.

The Canary Islands’ Directorate General for Emergencies has announced a pre-alert for coastal events across all islands starting at midnight on Tuesday, 26 March, due to expected adverse sea conditions.

The forecast suggests challenging sea conditions, particularly along the northern shores of each island and the western coasts of La Palma, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote, with predicted swells ranging from 2.5 to 4 metres.

In response, the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued a yellow warning for coastal phenomena affecting Tenerife and La Gomera for the entirety of Tuesday. This alert signals potentially hazardous conditions near the shore and in coastal waters.

Easter Tuesday in the Canary Islands: weather pre-alert and yellow warnings

The warning is accompanied by predictions of north and northwest winds reaching force 6 to 7, equating to speeds between 39 and 61 kilometres per hour, with the possibility of surging to force 8, or between 62 and 74 kilometres per hour, particularly affecting the areas between the eastern and southeastern slopes of La Gomera and the western slopes of Tenerife.

Alongside the marine alerts, the weather over the islands is expected to be cloudy or partly cloudy with occasional showers. There may be a noticeable drop in temperatures, and the winds, while generally moderate, could lead to strong or even very strong local gusts on several of the islands.

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