Canarian Government issues State of Alert for bad weather from 10pm tonight

yellow alert march 11

Update 13 March: Although Aemet has kept Tenerife on yellow alert for rain today, the Canarian Government has declared a State of Alert for heavy rains and storms through the Canaries from 10pm tonight. This allows the emergency services to be co-ordinated and on standby for any problems, and also means that all access roads to the Teide National Park are closed. PV

Update 12 March 11.30pm: Aemet has issued a yellow alert for rain tomorrow, Sunday, of up 15mm per hour, particularly in north Tenerife. The alert lasts from 6am until midnight for most of Tenerife, but it will remain in place throughout Monday for the north coast, La Orotava and Vilaflor.

Update 12 March: The Cabildo has closed the northern access roads to Teide via La Esperanza (TF24) and La Orotava (TF21), and they will remain closed for the whole weekend as a result of the heavy snowfall in the National Park. Snowploughs have been working since last night to begin to clear the access roads with a view to reopening them as early as possible next week.  The Cabildo asked the public to stay away from the area for their own safety, and said that information should be obtained from the Centro de Información de Carreteras (CIC) by phone on 900210131 or internet at before any travel is undertaken. PV

Original post 10 March: It’s going to be an unsettled few days with rain and wind increasing as the weekend progresses, though Aemet has not raised any alerts. The forecast for tomorrow and Saturday is that it will become increasingly cloudy, with showers, falling as snow above 1,200m, and a westerly wind to moderate strength, increasing to strong at altitude. On Sunday up to Tuesday, the rain could become quite a bit heavier, with strong winds which could be felt everywhere at times.

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