The Canary Islands Government, through the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies, has declared the situation of alert for maximum temperatures in the archipelago as of this Friday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m.
This decision is made taking into account the available information and in application of the Specific Emergency Plan of the Canary Islands for Risks of Adverse Meteorological Phenomena (PEFMA) due to an episode of high temperatures prolonged in time, with a dry and warm environment, which it may exceed 40ºC in Gran Canaria, without ruling out these values in other islands, according to the regional government.
This episode of high temperatures will begin this Friday, August 13, affecting the southern half of Gran Canaria, southern Tenerife and central area of Fuerteventura, while for Saturday, August 14, the affectation will extend to all the eastern islands, mainly to inland areas and the south coast.
Likewise, the episode will continue to develop towards the west to reach the midlands and high areas of the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, affecting in a generalized way Sunday and Monday, August 15 and 16, respectively.
For this reason, the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies urges the population to follow the self-protection advice.