Spain holiday warning: Canary Islands face weather warnings this weekend | Travel News | Travel
The National Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has activated weather warnings for adverse sea conditions. The warning concerns Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma and El Hierro.
On March 13, the AEMET weather alert will also cover the north of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
Forecasts indicate that strong northwest winds will bring very strong gusts on Monday and Tuesday.
The more mountainous islands will have rainfall throughout the week, however, scientists are said to be concerned about the lack of rainfall on the islands.
Lanzarote and Fuerteventura had 75% less rain than usual according to scientists.
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Other parts of Spain, including the tourist hotspots of Ibiza and Majorca, experienced a wet winter with heavier than usual rainfall.
The Costa del Sol is also expected to experience rain over the coming week after a dry spell.
Rainfall in areas such as Malaga and Granada could be very heavy and flood warnings have been issued for some areas.
Aemet’s manager said, “It will help alleviate the drought situation, but it won’t be enough to solve it.”
DO NOT MISS
British tourists traveling to Spain will need to be fully vaccinated unless they have recently recovered from Covid.
If it’s been more than 270 days since their second bite, they’ll need a booster to get to Spain.
UK teenagers aged 12 to 17 will need to take a PCR test 72 hours before travel if they are not vaccinated.
Covid restrictions are in place in some Spanish destinations, including a ban on dancing in the Canary Islands.