More than 600 flights have been canceled since Sunday in the very touristic Spanish archipelago of the Canary Islands due to torrential rains and strong winds caused by a tropical storm, the manager of Spanish airports (Aena) announced on Monday.
In total, 610 flights had to be canceled and 54 diverted from and to the airports of the islands of the archipelago.
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The majority of these cancellations (540) took place on Sunday, according to the report communicated Monday morning by Aena.
This Monday, September 26 at the end of the morning, Aena listed 70 canceled flights, most of which concerned the airport of Tenerife North and that of Gran Canaria.
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The storm loses intensity
Due to bad weather, delays, diversions and cancellations are to be expected in Gran Canaria.
If you plan to travel today, before going to the airport, check the status of your flight
, ”recommends the company Binter Canarias on Twitter.
The Hermine storm hit the Canaries on Saturday, islands located in the Atlantic Ocean, opposite Morocco, leading the authorities to place the entire archipelago on alert.
The Spanish meteorological agency (Aemet) predicts " less intense precipitation
" for Monday
than during the weekend "
even if heavy showers are expected on the westernmost islands
This precipitation "
will tend to decrease throughout the day as the tropical storm loses intensity
", continued Aemet, who recorded record precipitation levels for the month of September in several weather stations in the archipelago, including on the island of Tenerife.