SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) issued a yellow alert yesterday due to a storm approaching the islands.

The alert has been extended to all the islands today with warnings of high winds and heavy seas.

This is the seventh storm alert that the Canary Islands have suffered recently, the worst one being at the end of November.

Yesterday, bad weather forced La Palma airport to cancel four flights and six flights were delayed for more than an hour.

Today in Tenerife, rain is forecast at 15mm per hour with winds gusting at 75km per hour in the higher altitude, particularly in the Vilaflor and La Orotava areas.

On Saturday, there will still be some rain and wind which may extend into Sunday morning. There will be a transition period from Sunday afternoon and Monday when a new storm is predicted for Tuesday.