Update 1 July: The Cabildo has lifted its ban on agricultural fires, use of tools and BBQs in mountain areas as the heatwave recedes. None the less, the authorities request the utmost caution in areas where an outbreak of a forest fire could be caused.

#Update 28 June: Just a reminder …

Original post 26 June: With meteorologists forecasting a sudden heatwave starting tomorrow and building up to temperatures which could reach 40º or so in the medianías on Monday, the Tenerife Cabildo has put in place a ban on all fires in the mountains from this Sunday, 28 June. No agricultural burn-offs will be permitted, nor work with machinery, and of course fireworks and BBQs in recreational areas are ruled out as well. The ban will remain in place while conditions persist: at the moment the forecast is for a short sharp heatwave, reducing to more normal summer levels from midweek. The plume of hot air will affect the mainland of Spain more than the Canaries, in fact, and could even reach southern England, pushing temperatures up into the 30ºs, meteorologists say. Here in Tenerife, the Cabildo asks the public to avoid forest areas and routes if at all possible, and to take the utmost care during the coming week until the all-clear is given.


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