Heavy cloud and some rain during the night in the Gran Canaria highlands have drained the Gran Canaria forest fire of much of its intensity although it is still burning.
If you see smoke in the Gran Canaria highlands this weekend, don't panic as everything is under control.
Three brand new Sokol helicopters have now arrived in the Canary Islands to beef it search, rescue and fire-fighting capabilities. They will be ready to act within a few days.
Wind: 35.40 km/h
Gran Canaria's resorts are choc-a-bloc this winter and bargain hotel and accommodation is been hard to find. The capital city Las Palmas, however, offers an alternative with some excellent hotels at great prices.
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