Tuesday, September 03, 2013

La Gomera hit by strong winds last night

While the rest of the Canary Islands just had moderate winds,La Gomera's micro-climate suffered strong easterly winds with lots of gale gusts last night. The gusts lead to several power cuts and Valle Gran Rey was completely dark for nearly two hours.There were several more power cuts all around the island. Minor rockfalls and damage to trees and street furniture were also caused by the gusty winds. In the capital San Sebastian de La Gomera parts of a wall were blown down causing damage to two parked cars (s.right).
This morning the winds have eased and another hot day is forecast. As the week progresses, moderate winds should shift to northerly directions and bring more normal  pleasantly warm temperatures with the hope of a few well scattered showers, especially in the mountains.

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