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Alerts issued for unprecedented temperature highs in the Canary Islands

The national authority has issued yellow alerts across the Canary Islands due to soaring temperatures.

The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has predicted that temperatures in the Canary Islands will continue to soar above 30 degrees this Friday, with some areas potentially reaching up to 34 degrees. The presence of haze will be a prominent feature throughout the day, prompting the issuance of yellow warnings for elevated temperatures.

The warnings specifically target Tenerife, La Palma, Gran Canaria, and Fuerteventura, focusing mainly on the southern and western slopes of these islands, as well as the interior regions of Fuerteventura where the peak temperature could hit 34 degrees.

Furthermore, Aemet anticipates an increase in minimum temperatures, particularly in the western parts of the archipelago. Santa Cruz de Tenerife is forecasted to be the hottest provincial capital in the country on this day, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 34 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 21 degrees Celsius. The province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is expected to experience temperatures ranging from 27 to 20 degrees Celsius.

Alerts issued for unprecedented temperature highs in the Canary Islands

Meteorological conditions also include moderate north-easterly winds throughout the day, which are likely to shift in direction around the peaks and intensify on the eastern islands.

Marine conditions around the Canary Islands will be affected by north-easterly winds, ranging in strength from force 3 to 6, depending on the location. In some areas, the wind direction may shift to the north or become variable. The sea state will range from swell to strong swell, with a north to north-easterly swell of 1 to 2 meters.

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