Last week saw periods of intense torrential rains that mostly affected the north coasts of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, but the Government of La Palma reported the greatest amount of rainfall with around 100 litres per square metre, and caused a state of alert for the local population and tourists staying on the island.
The exact measurement taken by the State Meteorological Agency recorded 95.2 litres per square metre in San Andres y Sauces.
By comparison with other regions of the Canary Islands these downpours were much higher than Hermigua in La Gomera with 44 litres, Plaza de la Feria in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with 39.7 litres, La Victoria de Acentejo in Tenerife with 36.4 litres, and Teror and Tafira in Gran Canaria with 31.4 litres.
The weather warning alert for was deactivated after the torrential rain storms had passed over. No significant damage and no injuries were reported.
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