SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of the Canary Islands has declared a pre-alert situation for wind in the Archipelago, with the exception of Gran Canaria, in response to the forecast of the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) which points to an increase in wind speed starting next midnight.
In this sense, at dawn the maximum gusts could reach 75 or 85 km/h in El Hierro, mainly in high areas, the summit, the extreme northeast and the Gulf Valley.
Furthermore, the weather forecast indicates that, for a few hours, maximum gusts of between 50 and 75 km/h may be recorded at the summit and west of La Palma; in the north and west of La Gomera they could also reach 50-75 km/h and in the northeast of Tenerife (northern slope of Anaga), high areas from Tacoronte to Santa Úrsula, Arona, Adeje and Guía de Isora maximum gusts of up to 70 km/h.
In the case of the west of Fuerteventura and the southwest of Lanzarote, the threshold would be between 50-60 km/h.
During the day, an increase in the southeast wind is expected, which will imply accelerations of the relief in the west of La Palma, the summit and north of El Hierro and La Gomera, the northeast and southwest of Tenerife, and the western slopes of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, reports the Executive on a note.
Given this situation, the Government of the Canary Islands recommends that the population take extreme precautions when traveling, whether traveling in a vehicle or on foot, and insists on following self-protection advice to avoid risks.
In this sense, to avoid accidents, it is important to remove pots and all objects that could fall onto the street from windows, balconies and roofs.
In addition, it is recommended to stay away from buildings under construction or in poor condition as well as scaffolding, cranes, illuminated signs, billboards or any other element that can be blown by the wind, as well as avoid walking through gardens or wooded areas, among other tips.