Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sunny spells, but unsettled weather continues

Even though here in Valle Gran Rey there was no more rain since the downpour on Friday and no significant precipitation elsewhere in the Canary Islands, the weather warnings remain.
There is calm with only a thin layer of broken cloud and the sun coming through at the moment, but the weather situation is dominated by warm and unstable masses of air originating from an area of inter-tropical convergence while the low pressure system in the west is slowly filling and moving very gradually closer to the Canary Islands. It should dissipate within the next three days, and a very large high becomes established over the central north Atlantic which should end the present unsettled spell.
The forecast for today until Tuesday, however is for more unsettled weather with scattered, sometimes heavy showers,  occasionally strong and gusty winds (more on high ground) and a few sunny spells.
Warnings are in effect for the western islands of El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife, with La Palma at the highest risk.
This morning's analysis with satellite overlay (OPC/NOAA)

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