Friday, 14 August 2015 09:33

Back To Blue: Canary Islands Weather Returns To Normal

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Back to blue skies Back to blue skies

The freak weather in the Canary Islands for the last week is fading away, according to the Spanish weather authorities.

In the past week, the islands have experienced exceptional weather including strong rain, over 3000 bolts of lightning, heavy dust and strong waves. These were caused by masses of warm, humid air blowing over from Africa.

The hot air has now moved away and the Canary Islands will go back to their standard blue sky weather as of tomorrow. All rain and wave alerts are now over although there may be the odd shower today as things settle. 

The freak conditions meant that people gathered in Gran Canaria to watch the Perseid meteor shows got a spectacular lightning display instead. It was too cloudy for meteors, but the lightning was the most intense for many years in the Canaries.

The full extent of the week's rainfall in the Canary Islands, and especily Tenerife, hasn't emerged but it was definitely the strongest summer rain since August 2005 (the only previous example of August rain in the Canary Islands). 

See you on the (sunny) beach.

Read 2730 times Last modified on Friday, 14 August 2015 09:47
Published in News
Login to post comments
English Danish Dutch Finnish French German Icelandic Italian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish

Follow us on Facebook

Live Weather





Humidity: 75%

Wind: 11 km/h

  • 20 Sep 2019

    Mostly Sunny 22°C 20°C

  • 21 Sep 2019

    Partly Cloudy 22°C 20°C

Tip of the day

Who's Online

We have 547 guests and no members online

Login / Register

Take this website to the max, login or create an account now! By clicking on any Social Media platform logo, you can login with just one click.