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The Canary Islands government issues a pre-alert across the archipelago

This weekend, the Canary Islands will experience adverse weather conditions.

The Directorate General for Emergencies of the Canary Islands Government has issued a pre-alert for coastal phenomena starting at 07:00 AM this Sunday, 12 May, due to expected adverse weather conditions across several islands.

The islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera, and Gran Canaria are set to experience significant weather disruptions. Forecasts predict strong offshore gusts of wind from the northeast, reaching up to force 7, which corresponds to 50 to 61 kilometres per hour. Additionally, a strong swell with rough seas is anticipated, particularly on the high seas, with northward waves expected to measure between one and two metres in height.

The Canary Islands government issues a pre-alert across the archipelago

Moreover, on the southeast and northwest coasts of these islands, local wind gusts could exceed 60 kilometres per hour, and the swell may rise above one and a half metres.

This pre-alert is based on predictions from Aemet and other sources, as part of the Specific Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands for Adverse Weather Phenomenon Risks PFMA (Decree 18/2014, of 20 March).

Residents and visitors on these islands are advised to stay informed and adhere to the self-protection guidelines issued by the Directorate General for Emergencies to ensure safety during these conditions.

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