26/09/2012 Lanzarote/Canary Islands (BG) - The Meteorological Agency of the Canary Islands, AEMET, has announced the islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Palma will be placed on yellow alert tomorrow, Thursday, September 27th, as heavy rainfall and strong winds are expected.
The alert will be in effect from 03.00 until 15.00, but strong wind can be expected to last until midnight on Friday. The forecast for Lanzarote is for very cloudy skies accompanied by weak to moderate rainfall with the potential to develop into heavy rainfall in the north of the island during the first half of the day.
AEMET added that the rainfall may be accompanied by some isolated storms; these storms are expected to subside in the afternoon. Temperatures on the island are set to range between 22 and 27 degrees.
The winds are set to be strongest on the islands of La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. It is hoped the winds in Tenerife do not become too strong as they can reach speeds of up to 89 kilometres an hour, winds on La Palma and Gran Canaria are not expected to exceed 70 kilometres an hour.