Media Player Los Gigantes!

Author Topic: Canaries will feel tail effects of Tropical Storm Nadine from Friday  (Read 5774 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Chiquita

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
  • Location: On the side of a mountain in Tenerife
This is the only reference I have seen to the island being affected by Tropical Storm Nadine  Has anyone seen indications elsewhere that this will be heading our way?  I have looked in the newspapers and Aemet warnings - my only reason for concern is that my friend is getting married at the weekend and the ceremony will be held on a boat  :'(

Offline Tanemera

  • Juan Tanemera
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
Just downloaded this from the internet (from your link)....

"Canaries will feel tail effects of Tropical Storm Nadine from Friday
19 September 2012
Aemet is forecasting a possible kick for us in the tail of Tropical Storm Nadine, which is arriving in the Azores this evening, and could bring at last, some rain to the Canaries on Monday. Chief of Predicción y Vigilancia de la Aemet en Canarias, Jesús Agüera, said today that the storm should cause a large swell in the sea from Friday, particularly noticeable in La Palma and La Gomera.  There should also be moderate winds, strong at altitude, but nothing, he said, that will warrant the raising of any alert. Rain, if it comes, will not be 'intense'."

There are other reports on Tripadviser, etc, so it looks as if it is going to happen.  Batten down the hatches!
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012 by Tanemera »

Offline Chiquita

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
  • Location: On the side of a mountain in Tenerife
That's my point Tanemera, the Janet Anscome link was posted on Tripadvisor and I can´t find any mention of it anywhere else - I just wondered who else could back it up as it only seems to be coming from the one source at the moment.  I would have expected the Spanish newspapers to have said something but in all the ones I have looked at there is not a whisper  :-\\  I haven´t heard anything on the radio either so if it is going to be a bad storm I would have expected more warnings.

Offline Davymar

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 135
Quote
Canaries will feel tail effects of Tropical Storm Nadine from Friday
19 September 2012

Do they have different calenders in the Canary isles to the rest of us?

Offline Tanemera

  • Juan Tanemera
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
Here is another report  (and they seem to know what date Friday is!)

"The tropical storm “Nadine”, which is currently making its way through the middle of the Atlantic with reaching winds of up to 95 kilometers per hour, will be affecting the coasts of the Canary Islands in the next 48 hours, although the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has said that the storm is not close enough to trigger any alerts in the Islands. AEMETs Prediction and Monitoring in the Canaries said today that the storm will cause swells in La Palma and La Gomera from this Friday (21st September) which will also affect the west coast of the eastern islands. The effects of the storm in the Canaries will result in waves and strong winds above 3,000 meters. This storm, the fourteenth tropical storm of the hurricane season in the Atlantic is moving north-east at a speed of 13 kilometres per hour and is expected to maintain this path today to then turn north-northeast and affect areas of the Azores within the next 24 hours.

Hurricane “Nadine” was downgraded to a tropical storm on Monday and is expected to experience little change in intensity in the next 24 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its bulletin released yesterday."

Offline Dolly Diver

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1422
This link to The Punta Blanca surf report gives me a very good indication of the predicted swell hight for planning our daily diving schedule

http://magicseaweed.com/Punta-Blanca-K16-Surf-Report/224/

I think we will be planning a day off on Wednesday.

Offline Chiquita

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
  • Location: On the side of a mountain in Tenerife
Thanks Dolly, so if I read it correctly, no rain but high seas - flippin heck, family arrive tonight, Stag & Hen do, Monday, wedding ceremony Wednesday afternoon on Freebird.  Hope they supply plenty of sick-bags.  :'(

Offline Tanemera

  • Juan Tanemera
  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 380
Should be all over by Wednesday.  These things seem to have 3 day cycles.  Hope so, as I arrive in Los G on Wednesday!

This site doesn't seem to be worried....

http://www.eltiempo.es/guia-de-isora.html
« Last Edit: September 21, 2012 by Tanemera »

Offline Dolly Diver

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1422
The predictions are changing and I now don't think i'll be getting the day off on Wed :-\\

Hope the wedding goes ok  Freebird is a very large catamarang, it has twin hulls, it's the most stable boat you could wish to be on if conditions are not perfect.

Report back and let us know how the day went

Offline Dolly Diver

  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1422
'Storm' passes Tenerife unnoticed
Embarrassed weather forecasters and the government are receiving criticism today for over-hyping the impact of a tropical storm whose tail was supposed to hit the Canaries in the last 48 hours.

The severe weather warning for Tenerife, which had been put on a major wind and rain alert for yesterday, turned out to be totally wrong, with only a tiny amount of drizzle and low cloud 'suffered' by most parts. The prediction proved slightly more accurate in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, which received heavy rain for a short period but nothing on the scale anticipated. The Met Office says rain is 'likely' on Thursday.

Offline pilgrim

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 535
  • Location: LG/London
  • Doing Gods Work
Storm may have passed Tenerife, but think it landed here in Blighty. It's been awful, not just in the north but London and south coast as well. Not the best situation as have a roof off to extend the loft. Job scope now has extended to replacement of some ceilings.

Offline Chiquita

  • Old Hand
  • ***
  • Posts: 225
  • Location: On the side of a mountain in Tenerife
The predictions are changing and I now don't think i'll be getting the day off on Wed :-\\

Hope the wedding goes ok  Freebird is a very large catamarang, it has twin hulls, it's the most stable boat you could wish to be on if conditions are not perfect.

Report back and let us know how the day went

Well it looks like a lovely morning, we will be heading to Puerto Colon for 1.30 and hopefully the bride will arrive before 2.00 apparently the Capt has asked us to be a little earlier than originally anticipated, something to do with the tides - but it means nowt to me, so will just do as I'm told  ;D