The current episode of exceptionally high temperatures for the time of year has forced the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) to activate the first orange warning for intense heat in October, since it is expected that the east, south and west of the island of Gran Canaria reach 37 degrees.
“It is the first time that an orange level warning has been activated due to high temperatures in Spain in the month of October since the Meteoalert plan was launched in 2006″, according to Ruben del CampoAemet spokesperson.
Not in vain, Del Campo pointed out that no significant variations in temperatures are expected in Canary Islands for at least the next seven days, making it “very likely” that the unusual heat will continue in the archipelago for at least another week.
The anomalous heat will also continue on the peninsula for the remainder of the week and perhaps also for some days of the following week. “Until Sunday, at least, maximum temperatures will be between 5 and 10 degrees above normal for the time of year in most of the territory, except on the Mediterranean coast, where the values will be more normal,” said Del Campo.
Next Monday temperatures could drop in the east and south of the peninsula, areas where they will then rise again.