The Canary Islands is preparing for a storm. A tropical depression is approaching to the south, which can develop into a hurricane. The government declared a state of alert as of midnight.
Tropical depression formed near Cape Verde and rapidly strengthened northward. Code Orange has already been released for Friday. The islands are likely to experience the storm’s peak on Sunday.
The Spanish archipelago is unlikely to bear the brunt. However, the islands have to take into account the great inconvenience due to very strong winds and frequent precipitation. This can lead to flooding, falling trees and damaging homes.
The Spanish Meteorological Service expects about 30 mm of rain to fall locally within an hour in the coming days. The small western islands, Tenerife and Gran Canaria are most at risk. Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are expected to be less affected.
Canary president Angel Victor Torres warns all residents to prepare their homes for inclement weather, for example by checking roofs and emptying drains. Schools are closed on all islands on Mondays.
Zombie specialist. Friendly twitter guru. Internet buff. Organizer. Coffee trailblazer. Lifelong problem solver. Certified travel enthusiast. Alcohol geek.