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Summer 2016 Heatwaves and Fires Forecasts and Alerts

25 July 2016 Tenerife News


Updated 5pm: And as usual with a Gobcan fire risk alert, the Tenerife Cabildo has itself introduced a ban on fires in mountain and forest areas. The ban will again mean that no agricultural burn-offs will be permitted, nor work with machinery, and of course fireworks and BBQs in recreational areas are ruled out as well. The ban will remain in place while weather conditions persist and until the Canarian Government lifts its fire risk alert. The Cabildo asks the public to avoid forest areas as much as possible until conditions improve and the ban is lifted. Conditions are presently expected to improve somewhat on Wednesday.

Updated 25 July: The Canarian Government has issued a forest fire risk alert for the western islands of Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, and for Gran Canaria. The alert is in place from this lunchtime and will remain in place until further notice. Official advice about the vastly increased risks of forest fires in hot windy conditions, and how best to prevent them, and to stay safe if caught in the vicinity of one is HERE.

Updated 24 July: And it’s coming back. Aemet has raised a yellow alert for temperatures up to 34º between midday and 6pm tomorrow in south, west and east Tenerife. At present the alert extends to Tuesday, but as always might be extended. Hopefully it won’t be accompanied by calima this time but that situation, too, can alter.


Source Janet Anscombe