The Met Office, AEMet, has put Tenerife on Yellow Alert for strong waves on the north coast. Waves of up 4 metres are expected. The alert also applies to the whole of La Palma, and the north coasts of all the other Canary Islands, and will be active from 6pm today until midnight on Tuesday. This might be a good chance to see some spectacular waves if anyone is in the north, or wondering what to do with themselves over the next few days … but do be careful.  Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

The mayor of Arona, José Alberto González Reverón, announced in a meeting this last week with residents of Palm Mar, that work on the beach improvements will start next week. The work will involve clearing away rubble and the placement of boulders similar to those already there to make the area more pleasing aesthetically. The mayor also explained that despite requests for a breakwater to mitigate the effects of the tide on the beach, this was impossible because the area had been declared a Marine Area of Communal Interest because of its natural beauty. He did assure residents, however, that the Ayuntamiento would carry outREAD MORE

UPDATE 23 November: Police have confirmed that the body was that of a 56-year-old German man, and that his death occurred through drowning.  La Opinion Original post: A man’s body was found at around 8am this morning in the sea at Los Abrigos, in the Granadilla municipality. He was around 50 years of age. Policía Local and emergency medical services were called out after bathers made the grim discovery, but they could do no more than confirm the man’s death. The Guardia Civil is now investigating the matter.  Canarias24HorasREAD MORE

The Boletín Oficial del Estado has announced the public holiday dates for 2010. There will also be local festival dates, which I will post nearer the various times, but the following will be bank holidays throughout Spain. * 1 January (New Year’s Day) * 6 January (Epiphany) * 1 April (Easter Thursday) [except Cataluña and Comunidad Valenciana] * 2 April (Easter Friday) * 1 May (Workers’ Day) * 12 October (Spain Day) * 1 November (All Saints’ Day) * 6 December (Constitution Day) * 8 December (Immaculate Conception) * 25 December (Christmas Day). In the Canaries, there is also 30 May (Día de Canarias). NotREAD MORE

Los Realejos water has again been deemed safe for domestic use. La Opinion Update 17 November: The Met Office has announced that the wet weather front which has caused chaos as it lashed the Canaries over the last two days is now moving away. The forecast is for a return to good weather tomorrow, Wednesday, with just the possibility of occasional showers as the weather clears. Again, today, the islands suffered heavy rains and electrical storms, though not as severe as yesterday.  Canarias7 The mayor of Los Realejos, Oswaldo Amaro Luis, has announced a ban on drinking public supply water in the municipality due toREAD MORE

Agreement has been reached for a search of the Llano de Maja area of Las Cañadas del Teide, where it is thought a mass grave contains the remains of people assassinated during the dictatorship, including the last republican mayor of Santa Cruz. The La Orotava Ayuntamiento has been working with the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory and with the Teide National Park to determine which zones should be excavated and to discover any evidence of mass graves, as posted HERE back in July, and the search is now to begin. Agreement has also been reached to conduct searches in the old cemetary ofREAD MORE