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Temporal affects the Canary Islands and beaches of Andalusia in Spain.

Juan G. R., Juan G. M. Temporal affects the Canary Islands and beaches of Andalusia in Spain.

 Water and Irrigation Vol .: 9, No. 1: 7-8, March 2018, Spain.

The bad weather over the territory of Spain from February 22 to March 5 affected in the initial stage tourist areas of the Canary Islands and later in early March the southern coast of Andalusia. The greatest economic damage occurred in the provinces of Cádiz and Huelva where the strong wind of the Atlantic storm caused intense waves and sea waves penetrated the coast, greatly damaging tourist facilities, shops, infrastructure and homes, as well the greenhouses were damaged with great intensity. Global warming manifests itself with increasingly powerful cyclones and tornadoes, the strong wind causing sea waves to penetrate more frequently on the coasts. Climate change is a reality and states that we must prepare to face it and improve surface drainage and sewerage in tourist areas, as well as making safer constructions away from the impact of sea waves.

A storm arrives at the Canarian Archipelago during the last week of February. Canarias is a community of great tourist development, the main incidents that have been registered with the arrival of the rains have been landslides in El Hierro, La Gomera and Tenerife, sewer problems in the municipalities of Santa Lucia and Agüimes in Gran Canaria, affectations in infrastructures, in some agricultural exploitations and damages in the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife, registering floods in some low places of the center tourist zone, According to eldiario.es of the Canary Islands.

In La Palma, gusts of wind of 109 kilometers per hour have been recorded. In Tenerife they have exceeded 100 km / hour, forcing the cancellation of numerous flights, rain has been recorded up to 40 l / m2, the strong wind has caused an intense swell

The Emma storm of Atlantic origin affects the southern coast of Andalusia. The strong wind caused intense waves and high tides, the waves of the sea penetrated on Sunday, March 4 and greatly damaged the tourist facilities, shops, infrastructures and homes that are around 50 years of construction, which were also affected by the strong tornadoes that occurred in the provinces of Cádiz and Huelva. The storm also affected farms in the area, damaging with great intensity the greenhouses destined mainly for the production of vegetables and vegetables.

The President of the Government of Spain, Mariano Rajoy and the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, visited on Monday the 5th the area hit on the Andalusian coast by the storm of wind and rain, to assess the damage and have agreed to work on joint way to return to the coast normality as soon as possible, stressing that the material damage caused by the storm are large, according to Spanish information sources.

In the weather, it is observed that since February 22 a low barometric pressure dominates the territory of Spain. On February 27 a Siberian Cold Front enters the North of the country and a Borrasca of Atlantic origin by the West, the barometric pressure drops even more, which complicates the weather, continuing with an unstable weather until March 5 . During that time, the Community of the Canary Islands was affected in finish of February and then in March the southern coast of Andalusia, both places located in the Atlantic zone.

Global warming causes melting in the Arctic region, Antarctica as well as Greenland and regions with glaciers in different parts of the planet, resulting in an increase in sea temperature and air, which manifests in cyclones and tornadoes more and more powerful, that the sea level rise in the lower coasts and that the strong wind causes the waves of the sea to penetrate more frequent in the coasts. Climate change is a reality that is characterized by stages of drought and floods, with high intensity of rainfall, that both climatic events manifest systematically, which indicates that we must prepare for climate change and improve surface drainage and sewerage of tourist areas, as well as making safer constructions away from the impact of sea waves.

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