The Cabildo de Tenerife has announced that access to the Teide National Park remain closed due to the passage of the Celia storm through the Archipelago, which this Tuesday continues to wreak havoc on the islands.
Specifically, the roads that are currently closed due to the presence of sleet and ice on the road are the TF-38 highway, from Boca Tauce; TF-24, by La Esperanza; TF-21, through the Tenerife municipality of Granadilla and passing through Vilaflor; and, according to the Security Area of La Orotava, also by the TF-21.
The authorities have asked the population of Tenerife to take extreme precautions and avoid going to the Teide National Park to observe the snowfall that, since yesterday, has been falling on the peaks of the island.
Winds of up to 90 km/h in the Teide National Park
The ‘Celia’ storm will put at risk (yellow warning) or significant risk (orange warning) ten autonomous communities, including the Canary Islands, due to adverse weather phenomena of wind, waves or snowfall, as forecast by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), which expects a rainy day in much of the country.
In general, the day will be marked by strong winds or with strong intervals in the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands and on the eastern side of the Peninsula, the east of the southern plateau, the Galician coast, the Pyrenees and the eastern Cantabrian Islands.
In the Canary Islands snowfall is expected on the summits while in Andalusia the rainfall will be intense. Temperatures will increase significantly in the north of the Peninsula and even this increase will be extraordinary in the northern plateau.
Specifically, the AEMET warns Menorca and Gerona, where waves of up to 5 meters are expected, as well as all the islands of the Canary archipelago, where there will be a combined sea from the north or northwest of 5 to 6 meters or occasionally 6 and 7 meters.
It also foresees risk due to coastal phenomena but of lesser intensity in the southern half of Gran Canaria and La Coruña, Tarragona, Barcelona, Mallorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia.
The winds with gusts of 70 to 90 kilometers per hour will affect all the Canary Islands with a yellow warning, as well as Ávila, Segovia, Huesca, Murcia, Lérida, Navarra, Guipuzcoa, Álava, Jaén and Almería.
For their part, Tenerife and La Palma will also be at risk from snowfall, which can leave about two centimeters of snow in 24 hours from 1,500 meters high.
In general this Tuesday the weather will continue to be conditioned by the presence of the Atlantic storm ‘Celia’ to the southwest of the Gulf of Cádiz and cloudy skies will predominate throughout the country. The rainfall will mainly affect Andalusia and the west of the southern plateau, where they could be accompanied by a storm, as well as in the north of the Canary Islands and the extreme northeast of Catalonia.
It will also rain with less probability and in a weaker and more scattered way in the central and northern areas. In general, rainfall will be less abundant and more scattered than the previous day.
Meanwhile, in the north of the Peninsula, medium and high clouds will predominate and even slightly cloudy skies are expected in Galicia and Asturias, except at the end of the day.
The AEMET predicts that Saharan dust will continue to arrive, so the rainfall in the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands may be accompanied by mud and visibility will be reduced. The snowfalls will affect the mountains of the southeast from 1,600 or 2,000 meters and in the Canary Islands from 1,500 meters.
As for temperatures, he points out that they will drop in Andalusia and increase in the rest of the Peninsula. The rise will be notable in much of the north of the peninsula, even extraordinary in the North Plateau. Few changes are expected in the archipelagos, although the minimum in the Balearic Islands will rise. Frosts will be limited to high points in the Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada, western Cantabrian and the Canary Islands.
Finally, the winds will blow strong and from the south in the Pyrenees and in the eastern Cantabrian coast. In the north of the Canary Islands, intervals of strong wind will blow and with an easterly component they will reach the Balearic Islands, the eastern peninsular façade, to the east of the southern plateau and to the coast of Galicia. In the rest, easterly winds will predominate, although they will be variable in the Strait and Alborán and weak in western Andalusia.