Update 14 August: Aemet has now lifted the heatwave alert for Tenerife. Today, Gran Canaria remains on yellow alert, but  from tomorrow, there will be no alerts in any of the Canaries. Good news particularly, of course, for firefighting efforts in La Gomera. Update 8 August: Tenerife’s alert has been raised to orange for Saturday, with temperatures of up to 37º forecast. Update 8 August: And the alert has now been issued. Tenerife has a yellow alert for temperatures of up to 35º on Friday, with the eastern islands all on orange alert for 37º. Original post 7 August:  Aemet has announced a serious heatwaveREAD MORE

Update 11 August: It appears that the poor man was an Australian who was on honeymoon in a hotel in the town. He was snorkeling with his new wife when the tragedy occured. Original post 10 August: A 51-year-old man drowned just after 7pm this evening at Playa de Ajabo in Callao Salvaje. Emergency services were called out with reports a man had been pulled unconscious out of the water, but despite the best efforts of the paramedics, nothing could be done to save his life and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE

It’s going to be a hot weekend, as we know, so many might think the perfect treat might be to be by the seaside, with a beer … and this is just what Los Abrigos is offering in Summer Beer and Tapas Festival, tomorrow Saturday, 11 August. Some 14 restaurants along the Calle de la Marina – the avenida marítima around the harbour – will be offering traditional food and cañas for just €1 between 11am and 10pm. For those who last the day, there will be an open-air dance to round it all off.READ MORE

Update 24 July: As of late last night, after another intensive day of firefighting, the fire is now officially under control in Tágara. Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín said that teams were now on extreme watch in case any hotspots break out again. The mayor said that he was confident the fire will be completely extinguished in the barranco forest this week. Canarian Government Vice President José Miguel Pérez and Tenerife Cabildo Environment Councillor Ana Guadalupe Mora are expected to meet the mayors of the three municipalities affected later today to evaluate the damage. Mayor Martín said that the the fire had caused damage to theREAD MORE