Lanzarote continues to experience steady rainfall today, while the Canary Islands have avoided any serious effects from the passing of tropical depression Hermine.
Yesterday brought a soft, light rain to Lanzarote – much welcomed by farmers after several years of drought, as it is likely to soak the earth without causing the damage associated with more intense downpours.
Flights from and to Arrecife have been unaffected, although all outdoor activities, such as markets and sporting events, remain cancelled today.
While rains were stronger on the western islands, Canarian president Ángel Victor Torres said that damage so far had been “not serious, with no damages to people.” Hermine was downgraded from tropical storm status to a tropical depression yesterday.
Heavier rain is forecast for today, with temperatures likely to stay in the low 20s, and little wind. Rain is still predicted for Monday, and all schools on the Canaries will remain closed tomorrow.
Normal September conditions are expected to return tomorrow afternoon, with sunshine predicted from Tuesday onwards.
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