Orange Notice for Health Risks from next week

The Ministry of Health of the Canary Islands has issued the following health risk warnings for different municipalities of the islands in the coming days due to high temperatures.

From Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th in the following areas

Yellow warning: Adeje, Arafo, Arico, Buenavista del Norte, Garachico, La Guancha, Icod, La Orotava, Puerto la Cruz, Los Realejos, El Rosario, San Juan de la Rambla, Santa Ursula, El Sauzal, Los Silos , El Tanque, Tacoronte and Sauzal

Orange warning: Arona, Candelaria, Fasnia, Granadilla, Guia de Isora, Güimar, San Miguel de Abona, Santiago del Teide and Vilaflor

Temperature thresholds and risk levels

In order to be able to activate heat alerts it is essential to strictly monitor temperatures. For the Canary provinces, the threshold is 32°C maximum and 24°C minimum as set by the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET)

The Plan for Prevention for the Effects of High Temperatures has four levels of risk, depending on the expected temperatures and their duration:

If maximum and minimum temperatures do not reach the established threshold, this corresponds to ZERO LEVEL or absence of risk (represented by the colour GREEN).

LEVEL ONE or low risk (YELLOW colour) is activated when the weather forecasts indicate temperatures equal to or greater than 32°C maximum and 24°C minimum for 1 or 2 days.

LEVEL TWO or medium risk (ORANGE colour), is activated if the expected duration is 3 or 4 days.

LEVEL THREE or high risk (RED colour) is activated if the expected duration is 5 days or more.

Tips to prevent the effects of exposure to high temperatures are as mentioned previously HERE.

Public Health will also provide information to the media to provide useful advice and practical measures to prevent the effects of exposure to high temperatures. Information will also be circulated through www.canariassaludable.org

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