Monday, November 05, 2012

Weather much improved in Canary Islands

Taken 30 minutes ago (10:25 am)
Today the sun is shining, the sky is blue and there is hardly any wind. That's the situation on La Gomera right now.
However there still is a risk of occasional showers and strong winds on the islands of La Palma and El Hierro and on higher ground in the north of Tenerife today.
A few well scattered showers are still about and could turn up anywhere in the Canary Islands, but most places will stay dry.
For tomorrow, Tuesday there is another warning of possibly heavier rainfalls and the odd thunderstorm for all of the western Canaries, but the risk is much lower than before.
For the following days the weather should get back to normal with lots of sunshine.

Advice for trekking and walking in the mountains: Avoid cliffs, steep mountainsides, ravines, and abrupt terrain even when the weather turns sunny after substantial rainfalls. The rain has washed material and debris into crevices and gaps in the rocks and when the sun shines this will heat up and dry. The resulting expansion can dislodge rocks and soil, causing rockfalls and landslides. Just apply common sense and don't risk anything. There are plenty of beautiful paths that do not pass dangerous terrain.

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