With its sights set on a new DANA that could affect the archipelago with rains in the form of showers on Sunday and next Monday, the Meteorology Statal Agency does not rule out for this Friday precipitation in the form of snow at the highest levels of Canary Islandswith frosts on the peaks of Tenerife and The Palm.
This, after a Thursday in which the minimum temperatures dropped to 3.4 degrees below zero in Izaña during the early morning, or to 1.2 degrees Celsius at the weather station in Plains of La Pezin Gran Canariato later rise to 23 degrees during the afternoon in areas such as Vallehermoso, in La Gomera, or in the Gran Canaria town of Tasarte, in the municipality of La Aldea.
To this is added the presence of haze, which also this Thursday showed rates higher than those recommended by the World Health Organization. Thus, the 111 micrograms of PM10 particles per cubic meter of air detected shortly before noon in Arrecife, or the 174 micrograms noted in the capital of Gran Canaria during the early hours of the morning, values that later subsided as the hours passed but were still above WHO thresholds.
For this one Friday The intrusion of suspended air will continue, pushed by an easterly wind that will be more noticeable during the first half of the day.
He Saturday, the skies will cloud over from the second half of the day, with probable occasional showers, and again, without ruling out nine-shaped precipitation on the highest peaks. The haze will subside and temperatures will experience few changes or even a slight drop, with weak frosts on the central peaks of Tenerife, and less likely on La Palma.
will be the Sunday when these occasional rains can get a little stronger in inland areas, since the Aemet does not rule out that they arrive in the form of a shower. This, with more frosts on the peaks of Tenerife and again, an easterly wind that will shift from the northeast at the end of the day.
Next week starts with a Monday of rains that are generally weak, or of a moderate nature in the interior of the most mountainous islands, temperatures without changes and the return of a trade wind that will subside from noon.
The meteorologist Mario Picazo has become one of the benchmarks when it comes to predicting the weather in Spain. whatever it was weather man on Telecinco already succeeded in the formation of a possible tropical cyclone at the end of the summer, due to the heat waves that Spain has suffered and the high temperature of the sea water.
Picazo has analyzed in an article the formation of possible hurricanes and tropical storms affecting the Canary Islands and to other areas of the North Atlantic taking into account the drift to which the climate change.
The temperature has increased all over the planet, “when it warms up, there is more energy for events like hurricanes to become more intense”, comments Mario Picazo in an article published in eltiempo.es. With the hurricanes that we are currently experiencing and the one that affected the Canary Islandsmore of these phenomena have already been recorded that affect areas of the Atlantic Ocean during this century.
Hurricanes, less frequent but more intense
Climate change is affecting the weather we live in today, higher temperatures, long dry seasons. According to Picazo, this can reduce the frequency of hurricane and tropical cyclone formation, but in turn they will become more intense. “Not only will they be more destructive, but they will move through oceanic regions,” says Picazo.
This is due to the temperature of the sea that intensifies the speed of the winds and thus becomes more powerful. According to the authorities, it is much more likely that from now on we will see Category 4 or 5 hurricanes.
Another hurricane in the Canary Islands?
Spain is situated in a region in which does not usually affect the arrival of hurricanes As in other areas of Central America or the United States, we have seen it as a phenomenon of great impact on a few occasions. Typically, hurricanes formed in the Atlantic reach the Peninsula in the form of a storm, leaving large amounts of rain, but without actually causing damage.
“In our latitude the arrival of more tropical storms or hurricanes is more and more frequent”, assures Picazo. And it is that as we mentioned, the high temperatures make the winds move through different areas than usual and that the Canary Islands can be affected by a more powerful cyclone.