The Celia storm has also reached the islands where it is leaving intense rains and strong winds with maximum gusts of up to 151 km/hour. It is especially noticeable in the sea with strong waves throughout the archipelago.
This has caused damage to virtually every island. The most serious has taken place in the neighborhood of El Cardón, in the capital of Gran Canaria, in the early morning where a wall and a billboard have impacted on a bus in which several passengers were traveling.
The emergency services, in collaboration with the neighbors, managed to break one of the windows of the vehicle and were able to remove the passengers without any damage. But it has not been the only incident, in Adeje, in Tenerife, another fence has fallen on several cars causing various material damage.
Municipalities such as Arona and Candelaria have launched their emergency plans in view of the forecast that the instability of the weather will continue over the next few hours.
Due to the strong winds, the Ministry of Education decided early in the afternoon to suspend all school and extracurricular activities on the islands in order to avoid exposure and travel. This decision concerned only the afternoon of Monday, 14 March.
The storm is accompanied by strong waves that are especially noticeable in the north of all the islands. In Tenerife the main avenue of Garachico has had to be closed to traffic because the strong waves have come to invade the avenue that crosses the town. The coastal warning is leaving waves of up to 6 meters.
The AEMET maintains active for this Tuesday orange warnings for bad sea on all islands and for strong winds in Gran Canaria, Tenerife, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. The Celia storm also leaves extraordinarily low temperatures for these dates and the snow level is expected to fall to 1,500 meters. For this reason the Cabildo de Tenerife has activated, in a preventive way, the Island Emergency Plan.
The situation is expected to subside starting on Wednesday.