Summer 2019 weather: yellow alert for costeros in south Tenerife as gale force winds whip up the sea

Summer 2019 weather: yellow alert for costeros in south Tenerife as gale force winds whip up the sea

 

Updated 2 July: It’s very telling that there has been nothing of import to post about in the past two months since I opened the Summer 2019 weather post, with temperatures below average for this time of year, and thankfully very little in the way of calimas to report about. This will continue for a while, meteorologists say, with a slight rise in temperature over coming days, but they have put in place a yellow alert for costeros (wild seas) brought by gale force 7 winds. The alert is in place today and tomorrow in south Tenerife.

Original post 8 May: In the first real hot spell of summer 2019, Aemet has forecast a warm front coming from Africa from Friday. Aemet says that the temperatures, which are expected to rise to around 32º, even higher in some spots, are “exceptionally high for this time of year”. As so often, this sort of hot front will be accompanied by calima, and this can adversely affect those with breathing and eye conditions: anyone with either, and especially with a respiratory condition, is advised to take particular care. For official health advice please see HERE. The hot front is currently expected to last until Tuesday, though obviously such forecasts can and frequently do change as conditions evolve.

Source: Janet Anscombe 

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Summer 2019 weather: warm front due to arrive this weekend in first real hot spell of summer 2019

In the first real hot spell of summer 2019, Aemet has forecast a warm front coming from Africa from Friday. Aemet says that the temperatures, which are expected to rise to around 32º, even higher in some spots, are “exceptionally high for this time of year”. As so often, this sort of hot front will be accompanied by calima, and this can adversely affect those with breathing and eye conditions: anyone with either, and especially with a respiratory condition, is advised to take particular care. For official health advice please see HERE. The hot front is currently expected to last until Tuesday, though obviously such forecasts can and frequently do change as conditions evolve.

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Winter 2018-19 weather: rain arrives on schedule and Teide turns white

Winter 2018-19 weather: rain arrives on schedule and Teide turns white

Updated 25 March: Well the promised rain came, and it was snow “oop top”! Teide access roads are uncertain so best to check before going up – earlier the La Orotava and La Esperanza roads were both closed: check the official Cabildo’s roads department Carreteras online map HERE for up to the minute situations. Meanwhile, here’s a video from Carreteras of the lovely white stuff in the national park first thing this morning.

Updated 24 March: Aemet has now issued a yellow alert for rain throughout Tenerife tomorrow. As always, yellow alerts aren’t for dangerous levels, but many parts of Tenerife should see some much needed rainfall tomorrow – alert is set for 9am to 8pm, up to 15mm per hour.

Updated 6pm: Meteorological models are firming up after suggesting for a few days that some rain might be coming our way. Now, it does seem that we are to get some tomorrow, and even more on Monday, with strong winds as well. The forecasts are likely to develop over the next several hours but for now here is this animated graphic from MeteoLaMatanza showing the front sweeping in. Many will be only too please to have some meaningful rain, if it does end up arriving!

 

Updated 23 March: The yellow alert has passed but the seas are still rough and Canarian TV has carried this item about people taking stupid chances near rough seas for the perfect photo, or an exciting swim or whatever reason they think makes them impervious to the elements. Please take care near the sea when our own eyes tell us it’s dangerous, alert or no.

 

 

Updated 20 March: Aemet has forecast the wind to pick up tomorrow becoming particularly strong – Force 7 – on Friday. The south-east of Tenerife will be worst affected, and the winds will also bring wild seas, leading the Met Office to issue a yellow alert for costeros from 3am Thursday night: it current lasts the whole of Friday.

 

Source: Janet Anscombe: https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/winter-2018-19-weather.html

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Gran Canaria is burning again

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Weather – Yellow Alert For Costeros

Updated 20 March: Aemet has forecast the wind to pick up tomorrow becoming particularly strong – Force 7 – on Friday. The south-east of Tenerife will be worst affected, and the winds will also bring wild seas, leading the Met Office to issue a yellow alert for costeros from 3am Thursday night: it current lasts the whole of Friday.

Updated 7 March: With the unsettled weather, Aemet has issued a yellow alert for costeros around most of Tenerife on Saturday. Costeros are wild seas with heavy swell and high waves breaking over the coastline: the public is always advised not to go in the sea in such conditions and indeed to avoid the coastline generally. For further advice on staying safe in Tenerife’s waters please see HERE.

Updated 4 March: The southern extremity of a storm in the UK will reach the Canaries from tomorrow night, meteorologists are forecasting. The cold front should bring light rain in the north of the islands, especially La Palma and Gran Canaria, through Wednesday morning, but dissipate by midday.  This doesn’t sound like much but some should have some rain, and these weather systems can develop through time so there may be further updates.

 

Source Janet Anscombe: https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/winter-2018-19-weather.html

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NB: The Canarian Government has asked anyone looking for information to find it online in official sites or social media. If you are asking about specific symptoms, or think you might have covid19, first use the online test HERE, and then call the free multi-lingual...

11M

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FIMA 2019: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

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Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Tenerife

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Updated 5.30pm: As of 5pm, the Spanish Public Health authorities have confirmed that coronavirus cases in Spain now number 151:  Andalucía 13,  Asturias 1, Baleares 3, Canarias 7, Cantabria 10, CyL 8, CLM 7, Cataluña 15, C. Valenciana 15, Extremadura 6, Madrid 49,...

Gran Canaria is burning again

Gran Canaria is burning again

  Photo: Gran Canaria Cabildo. Updated 24 February: At first light, an army Military Emergencies crew of 85 left Seville for Gran Canaria to join firefighting efforts which continue today. There are now 176 military personnel in the island to assist local crews which...

Wild weather causes wide disruption across Canaries

Wild weather causes wide disruption across Canaries

Updated 8.30pm: The Canarian Government has announced that state schools throughout Tenerife will remain closed tomorrow because of the calima, and reopen on Wednesday. Of course tomorrow is a public holiday in some municipios anyway (see HERE) so their schools would...

Carnaval 2020

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Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since the end of January, with murga and dance groups competing indoors, but from now the carnival enters its most famous phase, with the crowning of the carnival queen tonight in the Recinto Ferial...

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Weather 2019: UK Storm Visits Tenerife

Updated 4 March: The southern extremity of a storm in the UK will reach the Canaries from tomorrow night, meteorologists are forecasting. The cold front should bring light rain in the north of the islands, especially La Palma and Gran Canaria, through Wednesday morning, but dissipate by midday.  This doesn’t sound like much but some should have some rain, and these weather systems can develop through time so there may be further updates.

Updated 22 February: As many will have noticed, a calima is blowing in and should continue to do so tomorrow though weakening through the day. Meanwhile the seas are very rough, especially in the north, and emergency services ask people to stay away from the water and coastline not least because it endangers the lives of rescuers. Only this morning, a helicopter rescue team was in operation off Punta del Hidalgo where it had to rescue two swimmers who were in difficulty in seas so heavy that the Canarian Government has now issued a costeros alert for the north and west coasts. Please take great care around the coasts for the next few days.

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Tenerife [UPDATED]

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NB: The Canarian Government has asked anyone looking for information to find it online in official sites or social media. If you are asking about specific symptoms, or think you might have covid19, first use the online test HERE, and then call the free multi-lingual...

11M

11M

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FIMA 2019: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

FIMA 2019: Festival Internacional de Música Arona

2020? FIMA 2019, the tenth Festival Internacional de Música de Arona will be held in Los Cristianos between 5 and 9 March with a series of concerts, dance, workshops and classes. The festival has a dedicated website HERE with the full programme HERE, and a Facebook...

Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Tenerife

Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in Tenerife

Updated 5.30pm: As of 5pm, the Spanish Public Health authorities have confirmed that coronavirus cases in Spain now number 151:  Andalucía 13,  Asturias 1, Baleares 3, Canarias 7, Cantabria 10, CyL 8, CLM 7, Cataluña 15, C. Valenciana 15, Extremadura 6, Madrid 49,...

Gran Canaria is burning again

Gran Canaria is burning again

  Photo: Gran Canaria Cabildo. Updated 24 February: At first light, an army Military Emergencies crew of 85 left Seville for Gran Canaria to join firefighting efforts which continue today. There are now 176 military personnel in the island to assist local crews which...

Wild weather causes wide disruption across Canaries

Wild weather causes wide disruption across Canaries

Updated 8.30pm: The Canarian Government has announced that state schools throughout Tenerife will remain closed tomorrow because of the calima, and reopen on Wednesday. Of course tomorrow is a public holiday in some municipios anyway (see HERE) so their schools would...

Carnaval 2020

Carnaval 2020

Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since the end of January, with murga and dance groups competing indoors, but from now the carnival enters its most famous phase, with the crowning of the carnival queen tonight in the Recinto Ferial...

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