Update 14 October, 7pm: Aemet frequently issues yellow alerts when really, to us, it’s little more than a good downpour. Orange alerts, however, are rarer, and although for tomorrow and Friday it’s a yellow alert for rain, there’s an orange alert for Friday for winds in north Tenerife and at altitude. The orange alert is for gusts to 90km/h and starts at 3am Thursday night/Friday morning until midnight Friday/Saturday. For the rest of Tenerife there’s a yellow alert for winds gusting to 70 km/h, and rain to 15mm/hr.

Update 14 October, 10am: Although we’re still having a few showers from Joaquin, which continues to disperse, the approaching borrasca is now expected to be with us from tomorrow afternoon/evening, Aemet says. Friday should see quite heavy rainfall, with a second front bringing the same on Sunday. The whole system should be with us until Wednesday or so.

Original post 12 October: We didn’t really get much more from the tail end of ex-hurricane Joaquin than a few showers (link), but then we weren’t really expecting much more than the odd shower. That episode will fizzle out over the next few days, but now meteorologists say that increasingly clear models show that the first real unsettled spell of this Autumn could bring a series of rain fronts from this Friday, 16 October. Over the next few days Aemet will issue firmer forecasts and we’ll be able to know quite how much this borrasca is going to affect us.

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