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Storm Force Winds to Hit Canary Islands

Storm Force Winds to Hit Canary Islands

The Government of the Canary Islands has issued a weather alert across all the islands with a forecast of very strong winds, and gusts that could in some cases exceed 100 kilometres per hour. Coastal areas exposed to north and northeast winds across all islands are expected to experienced average wind speeds of 30 to 50 kilometres per hour.

However, during intervals of this weather front, the wind speed could reach between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour on the summits of higher ground and in all coastal areas, except for those facing south.

This means that AEMET the State Meteorological Agency has placed a yellow alert warning across all Canary Islands that warns of risk to safety, and this rises to orange alert warnings that warn of significant risk in the north of Tenerife and the summits of Gran Canaria and La Palma, where wind gusts are expected to reach between 90 and 100 kilometres per hour.

In addition, snowfall is a possibility in areas of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and the rest of the Canary Islands are at risk from heavy rain that could be accompanied by storm, wind and coastal phenomena risks.

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