Cabildo recommends the public not to travel unless absolutely necessary due to the weather emergency
The Met Office decrees orange alert in the Canaries due to gales, rain and high seasÂ The Cabildo de Tenerife is urging the general public not to travel unless absolutely necessary and to stay indoors today until the storm passes. The Spanish Met Office (Agencia Estatal de MeteorologÃa Aemet) has decreed a state of orange alert due to wind, rain and high seas. The warning is particularly relevant for the lower hills and mountain areas where gusts of winds will be extremely strong.
The weather forecast is for the entire Canary Archipelago with gales force winds of up to 90km/hour expected in the lowers hills and higher ground on Tenerife (probability of between 40 Â and 70 Â per cent.) According to the Met Office, the south westerly wind will affect the central mountain area of the island in La Orotava and Vilaflor.
Aemet has forecasted heavy rain of up to 60 litres per square metre over 12 hours on Monday 29 November in the south and west, La Orotava and Vilaflor. The seas will be heavy particularly on the south, east and western coasts.
The Cabildo is asking the public to proceed with maximum precaution and to avoid transit in the lower hills and mountain areas until the storm passes.
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