An Atlantic Storm Will Sweep the Islands From Thursday

Canary Islands

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The State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) is keeping under surveillance a frontal structure associated with an Atlantic storm that will leave persistent and intense rain as of Thursday throughout the archipelago.

The front will sweep the islands from west to east starting on La Palma. At the moment, the Aemet has already activated the first rain warnings that will be in affect on Thursday from 09:00 a.m. to the east of La Palma and the south, east and west slopes of Tenerife and its metropolitan area due to showers that can leave up to 60 liters per meter square .

The rains will spread during that day to the rest of the islands, with the exception of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where there will be weak rains that are punctually moderate on the eastern slope of the easternmost islands. The maximum temperatures will experience a decrease, more pronounced in areas of the interior of the eastern half and the minimum ones will be maintained with little change. The wind will be of this component, rolling to the southwest with gusts that can be strong on the summits of La Palma and Tenerife.

During the early hours of Friday the rains will reach Gran Canaria where they can be intense and persistent. There is a probability of occasionally heavy rains, most likely affecting the north of the islands. The possibility of storms is not ruled out. Temperatures will continue to drop slightly, which will be noticeable in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura and the wind will be from the east. At the tops of the islands, it will be from the southwest. On Friday the Aemet will extend to La Gomera the yellow warning for rains of up to 60 liters per square meter in 12 hours. It will be in effect until midnight. See current notices here .

Looking ahead to Saturday , the Aemet foresees cloudy skies in the islands of greater relief, cloudy with a probability of weak rain to the north , without ruling out that they may occur in the rest of the territory.