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Heat alert issued by government

Posted by dolly diver on June 27, 2008
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The Canarian government has warned the public to expect sweltering heat in many parts of the islands today. The Canaries will feel the effects of a heat wave which affected many parts of southern Spain yesterday, with temperatures reaching 42ºC.

The heat is not expected to be as bad in the islands (34ºC maximum) but the combination of warm air and humidity as of mid-morning could make life uncomfortable in the capitals. Most of the islands have mobilised fire teams to deal with potential blazes in woodland and forests. The heat will last throughout the week-end, according to the Met Office.

Heat wave warning

Posted by dolly diver on April 25, 2008
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Batten down the hatches and switch on the aircon as the Canary Islands are in for a sweltering week-end with temperatures well into the 30s, according to the Met Office.

This morning at 11am the temperature at Reina Sofia Airport was reading 34° and the blanket of dusty air is gradually creeping towards Los Gigantes.

Yesterday saw the warmest day of the year so far in many parts as a mass of warm desert air (calima) hung over the Islands.

Forecasters predict more of the same until at least Sunday, particularly in southern areas.

Several islands have placed forest fire brigades on stand-by in case the dry air and high temperatures trigger blazes.

People with asthma and other respiratory ailments have been advised to stay out of the sun and keep windows closed to prevent dust from worsening their condition.

Rain brings spate of road accidents

Posted by dolly diver on March 25, 2008
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Heavy rain in TenerifeYesterdays downpours in various parts of Tenerife caused a series of accidents main roads, seven of them within the space of an hour.

The heavy rain that fell during much of the morning caused problems on the ring-road outside La Laguna and on the TF-2 link connecting the two motorways.

In the south-east of the island, traffic was disrupted due to temporary flooding on stretches of several main roads, although no serious collisions were reported.

According to the Met Office intermittent rain is expected until Friday,