A hurricane warning was issued for the Canary Islands in Spain as a storm was en route to the archipelago.
The islands in the Atlantic will experience heavy rain with some risk of local flooding. This is due to Storm Oscar, named by Agencia Estatal de Metereología (AEMET) of Spain.
According to the UK Meteorological Office, this weather will turn from today, with the strength of the storm making landfall on the islands on Tuesday and Wednesday before it begins to move north towards the UK. and Ireland.
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Any visitor to the archipelago should be aware of the storm and not just because it can ruin any summer trip to the usually sunny islands. There is also the risk of large waves and localized flooding, which can be dangerous to islanders.
AEMET issued several orange weather warnings over several islands on Tuesday, June 6. On that day, orange wind warnings were issued west of La Palma and north of Tenerife and strong winds. Wind can reach 90 km/h.
Meanwhile, a yellow rain warning is also in place west of La Palma with up to 60 mm of rain in 12 hours, while a yellow warning for wind and rain covers the whole of El Hierro and La Gomera with rainfall 15 mm per hour.