October Heatwave: Tenerife Records Unprecedented 39.4ºC

Published on October 04, 2023
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The Canary Islands are currently experiencing an unusual heatwave for the month of October, with record-high temperatures for this time of the year.

Update:  Aemet has confirmed that the maximum temperature registered in Tenerife at the Airport station was 39.4ºC, so more than the 39.2ºC announced initially.

According to the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), this is the “warmest period for this time of year since there are records” and continues to break records for the fourth consecutive day.

The Canary Islands registered the highest temperatures in Spain yesterday. 

The Tenerife South airport station recorded the highest temperature in Spain, at 39.4ºC, followed by Tasarte (La Aldea de San Nicolás), at 38.6ºC; Maspalomas, with 38.1ºC, and Pájara (Fuerteventura), with 37ºC, while El Matorral, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana, exceeded 36ºC and Agaete, 35.8ºC. Stations in Lanzarote, with 34.7ºC, and the Llano de Los Loros, in La Laguna, with 34.2ºC, were also among the hottest places.

In Tenerife, there is a red warning (high risk) due to high temperatures in Adeje until the 8th of October, while a yellow warning is in place in Candelaria, San Miguel, La Orotava and Puerto la Cruz. In Gran Canaria, the high heat risk was activated in Mogán, La Aldea de San Nicolás and Santa Lucía until October 8th, and in San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Agüimes until the 6th. In Fuerteventura, high temperatures are expected with high-risk warnings activated in Pájara and Tuineje until the October 7th.

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