Yellow alert rains hit north Tenerife


Update 11 April: It’s 11am and the rain is hitting north Tenerife very hard at the moment. Trafico asks drivers to take great care because “the TF5 is as slippery as a bar of soap”.

Update 10 April 5pm: The yellow alert has been brought forward and now starts at 8am tomorrow morning.

Update 10 April: Another yellow alert has been issued, with tomorrow’s forecast for rain, torrential at times, and storms throughout the Canaries. Up to 15mm per hour/70mm per 12 hours of rain is expected in Tenerife, La Palma, and Gran Canaria. The alert is active between midday and midnight tomorrow.

Update 8 April: Well after a few heavy downpours last evening and overnight, the main rain has passed and the yellow alert has been lifted before its midday expiry. It has been bright and sunny this morning though it is clouding over again now, a pattern that is expected to last for the whole week. Meanwhile, the rain has left a light dusting of snow on Teide, as in the photo above, with thanks to Nova Howard, of Nova’s Haven.

Original post 7 April:  Aemet has just declared a yellow alert for heavy rain in Tenerife this evening and tomorrow. The met office had previously declared an alert in La Palma, but this has now been extended to Tenerife and La Gomera. The alert starts at 10pm this evening and currently lasts until midday tomorrow for up to 15mm in an hour, 80mm over a 12 hour period.

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