Britons heading to the Canary Islands should heed major weather warnings as popular tourist spots will be affected

Britons heading to the Canary Islands should heed major weather warnings as popular tourist spots will be affected

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 22/03/2024

- 18:26

Updated: 22/03/2024

- 18:46

Rainfall, storms and wind is set to engulf the Canary Islands this weekend

The Canary Islands is a very popular spot among British tourists, who flock to the paradisical destination for sun, sea and sand.

However, this weekend the archipelago is set to experience extreme conditions weather which could affect holidaymakers.

The typically sunny Canary Islands have felt the effects of strong winds and rainfall in recent days.

Spanish weather agency AEMET has issued three-day-long yellow and orange weather warning alerts starting today.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Britons in the Canary Islands this weekend should keep up to date with weather warnings


A DANA (Isolated Depression at High Levels), will be located over the Canary Islands from today, Friday, March 22 until Sunday.

A rainfall warning has been issued for today. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote will be under a yellow warning from 9am for rain with an expected cumulative precipitation of 15mm an hour.

Rainfall, storms and wind have been forecasted for Saturday, and rainfall and storms for Sunday.

Britons travelling to the Canary Islands should pay attention to weather warnings at their destination.

Guide to Canary Islands warned: "The presence of the DANA will generate atmospheric instability in the archipelago, which will give rise to probable showers locally strong and accompanied by storms, starting on Friday and lasting throughout the weekend."

In Tenerife and Gran Canaria, inland areas facing southeast will be hit. In Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, island areas and the southeast slopes will be affected.

La Gomera is at risk of coastal phenomena with Force 7 north or northwest winds of 50 to 61 km per hour. The risk will be in the east of the island and in the channel between La Gomera and Tenerife.

Tomorrow, it is expected that the entirety of the Canary Islands will be at risk.

The recent weather warning is not the only caution issued to tourists in Spain in recent days and weeks.


Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are very popular with British tourists


Britons in Spain have been warned that new rules will affect tourists on beaches.

Holidaymakers who smoke cigarettes should be aware of new measures being put in place to make more of the country smoke-free.

Visitors to Spain have also been warned of rules in restaurants and shops that could see them fined.

Britons have also been warned that booking the wrong transport in Spain could land holidaymakers with hefty fines.

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