The Canary Islands enter this Tuesday June 21 from ten and 13 minutes in the morning in the summer with a manual donkey belly, after receiving in the last 48 hours in the northern half of Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro some garujas that have offered accumulated almost ten liters per square meter in the town of Agulo, while in Gran Canaria they have reached almost five liters per square meter registered since Sunday in points such as Valleseco either fearlocalities where the petrichorthe aroma of wet earth caused by raindrops on parched soils.
The longer-term forecast of the Aemet considers the persistence of low cloud cover, especially in the first half of the day and the last hours in the same area, with the trade winds blowing with intensity and setting the cloud bar so characteristic of the time.
This after a day, today, Monday, which, although it maintained fairly cool values at the beginning of the day, saw its temperatures shoot up in the south of Gran Canaria, throwing the maximum of the archipelago in the afternoon with values that were close to 32 degrees Celsius in the part high of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, in the town of Tuntewhich was followed by the payment of rate youwith 31.3 degrees Celsius.
Significant have also been the gusts of wind in the areas most exposed to the trade winds where speeds of 84 kilometers per hour were recorded, as was the case in the Agaete Valley, or in La Aldea de San Nicolás with peaks of 80 kilometers per hour after the noon, powerful but still very far from the highest in the country, with hurricane streaks of 142 kilometers per hour in Sierra Nevada.
Thus the panorama, for this Tuesday the Meteorology Statal Agency forecasts again intense winds from the northeast component, in the northwest and southeast, which will blow more strongly in the afternoon, while breezes are expected on the southwest coasts, and a light wind on summits from the west, mixed that will cause the presence of haze in height. The skies will dawn cloudy in La Graciosa, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, as well as in the north of the other islands, which will clear up in the afternoon, but without ruling out new weak rainfall in the midlands facing north during the first half of the day. In addition, the temperatures will remain similar on the coasts, while they will cool down in the highlands.
The situation is repeated on Wednesday, with a retreating haze, temperatures with few changes or falling and overcast skies with cloudy intervals that can bring light rain and occasional to chain like this, although with clearer skies in the south, day after day at least until well into next week, according to the Aemet, and always with the logical prudence of longer-term forecasts.
Although, in any case, until at least half of August in the capital of Gran Canaria and a good part of the northern façade of Gran Canaria, it will be the usual trend of the weather, which marks the first half of the season that starts this Tuesday with the boreal summer solsticewhich is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
The geographical location of the Canary Islands with its proximity to the Tropic of Cancerbetween 450 and 600 kilometers north of the imaginary line, allows it to be one of the places where the sun will be more vertical today with respect to the earth’s surface, so that when the star is at its zenith the objects they barely draw a shadow.
The solstice also offers an extra bonus in Gran Canaria, since it is the first day that sunlight enters the cave of Fallen Cragmake that will go through the interior of its vault until September 23, the moment of the equinox, a fact, still under study to try to reveal its meaning, but which was decisive for the nomination of the site and the group of island peaks as UNESCO World Heritage Site.