Los Cristianos market devastated by rains as storm clears and weather alerts lifted

Los Cristianos market devastated by rains as storm clears and weather alerts lifted

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Update 18 April: the storm has passed, and today sees blue skies over Tenerife again, albeit with a few last gusts, but the downpour yesterday particularly affected the south of the island and one place in particular felt the brunt of the weather: the market in Los Cristianos was inundated, with stalls ruined and stallholders unable to save their merchandise, much of which was ruined, and at least some of which, no doubt, will have been uninsured.

The video above gives a pretty good idea of the aftermath … and this is after the waters have drained away. At one point the market was over a metre deep in water, with rainwater adding to the run-off waters from the barrancos overwhelming the drains, which were unable to cope. The above video has a Spanish commentary, comprising interviews with councillors and Proteccion Civil, but the pictures speak for themselves. PV

Update 16 April: Aemet has declared an orange alert for south-westerly gales tomorrow gusting up to 90 km/h at altitude. A yellow alert is also in place for winds gusting to 75 km/h elsewhere, and for rain to 25 mm/h (60 mm/12h). At present, the yellow alert for winds will remain in place for Monday as well.

Original post 13 April: Aemet has announced a storm expected to hit the Canaries on Sunday. At the moment, the forecast is for the bad weather to last until Thursday 21st with an area of low pressure approaching from the west bringing rain and thunderstorms.

2 Comments

  1. Hi .great report ,we experience similar rain Xmas 2009 !
    Due to travel in the morning to Los Cristianos , how is the weather now ?

  2. Author

    Normal Spring weather again now.

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