Yellow warning for calima and temperatures over 30ºC this weekend in the Canaries

Published on September 30, 2023
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The Canary Islands start this weekend with an alert issued by Aemet due to the presence of Saharan dust in the air, as well as temperatures around 34ºC on Sunday in several areas of Gran Canaria.

Saturday, September 30

Skies with intervals of medium and high clouds, with the possibility of an occasional storm that may occur in the peaks of Tenerife during the afternoon.

Intervals of low cloudiness in the late hours in the north of the mountainous islands.

On Saturday calima will affect the easternmost islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura at first, extending to Gran Canaria during the afternoon.

Temperatures will rise slightly in coastal areas, and more noticeably in inland areas. Wind will be generally weak, from the northeast on the coasts and from the east in the midland areas.

Sunday, October 1

Intervals of high clouds, tending to slightly cloudy skies from west to east of the archipelago.

On the northern coasts of the mountainous islands, intervals of low clouds will be present in the early morning and late hours of the day.

Calima will affect the eastern islands and Tenerife, which will continue to extend to the rest of the islands as well. Visibility will be reduced to just 3000 m in most of the archipelago due to the calima.

Temperatures slightly rising, more pronounced in interior areas of the mountainous islands. The maximum temperatures may locally reach 34 ºC in the southern midlands of Gran Canaria and 30-32 ºC in inland areas of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and southern parts of Tenerife.

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