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Updated 23 June: The Canarian Government’s Dirección General de Seguridad y Emergencias has issued a High Temperature Alert for the whole of the Canaries as from 11am this morning (click the alert on the right to see full size). The alert is based on information provided by the Met Office and applies the Adverse Weather Civil Protection Plan – Plan de Protección Civil por Fenómeno Meteorológico Adverso (PEFMA). The Canarian Government urges the public to follow the official health advice for such conditions which I have summarized HERE. The alert will remain in place while prevailing weather conditions last. Updated 3pm: The mainland has been experiencing someREAD MORE

Tenerife Motorshow 2017 will be held this Sunday, 25 June, in the barraco de Troya in Playa de las Américas. The event starts at 11am and Arona Ayuntamiento says it’s a must for all competitive sports and motoring fans. The motor show is being organized by Rotary Club Tenerife Sur with collaboration from Arona and Adeje Ayuntamientos, and all proceeds will go to “Un niño, una comida, un libro” (one child, one meal, one book), a charity project which pays the non-subsidized part of school meals and text books for more than 150 children in south Tenerife. There is more information about the event by phoneREAD MORE

Photo: Ejército del Aire Updated 23 June: The Tenerife Cabildo has banned fires in the mountains due to prevailing weather conditions. That means no bonfires for San Juan, no machinery likely to cause sparks, and no fires in the recreational areas, so no BBQs. This hot spell is currently only forecast to be in place until Sunday and it is likely that the ban will remain in place while meteorological conditions continue. Updated 12 June: In addition to the Canarian Government’s summer campaign against forest fires which was announced last month, the Tenerife Cabildo has now itself presented details of its own operational resources. These willREAD MORE

Noche de San Juan in El Médano 2015. Photo: Nikki Attree Updated 23 June: Police, emergency and security forces including the 112 control room and bomberos have all pleaded with the public to enjoy tonight’s San Juan Bautista midsummer bonfires safely and responsibly. We are in the middle of a mini-heatwave, with the toxic combination in place of high temperatures, high winds, and low humidity. The rules and conditions for private bonfires are at the bottom of this post  – they are the ones issued by Adeje but virtually the same will be in place in all municipalities – but this morning the Tenerife Cabildo hasREAD MORE

Updated 22 June: Brexit negotiations have started and already the UK has had to concede that residents’ rights (along with the divorce settlement and the Irish border) will have to be agreed before any trade agreements can start. With now only 21 months – and counting – remaining of the 24 months within which all agreements need to be finalised, Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans is publishing a new report on the possibilities that exist for British nationals to retain EU citizenship regardless of what might be agreed in the negotiations. The study was launched on Tuesday in the European Parliament, and the researchers will present their findingsREAD MORE

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music ensemble will again be coming to Adeje to perform in the Convento de San Francisco (to the side of the Town Hall at the top of Calle Grande) next Thursday, 29 June. The performance will start at 8.30pm and entrance is free. It’s marvellous how the OST shares performances around Tenerife, and this is a super opportunity for anyone in the south who can’t make it up to Santa Cruz, or who finds the auditorium’s prices too steep. For those in the north, the ensemble will also be performing on Friday, 30th, at the Iglesia de Ntra. Señora de losREAD MORE