High winds affecting the Canary Islands, Spain, today.

High winds measuring up to Force 7 on the Beaufort scale are hitting the Canary Islands.

The winds and orrential rain has led to around 50 flights being cancelled already flying to and from the islands. The airport at La Palma is closed and there are many places without electricity.

Tidal waves over five metres high are making conditions extremely dangerous and a state of emergency has been called by the the regional government for five of the islands including Tenerife.

Schools have been closed as a precaution except in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.






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