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The Perseid shooting stars tonight

The Perseid shooting stars tonight

Probably the most popular meteor shower, The Perseids, this year will reach its peak tonight on the nights of 12 & 13 August, when the new moon will provide a perfectly dark sky for observation. Let’s hope the storms forecast over The Canary Islands do not block the view!  This already spectacular celestial event could well find itself accompanied […]

Yellow Alert for Storms & High Temperatures

Yellow Alert for Storms & High Temperatures

The Canary Islands are expecting a more tropical feel and occasional storms from Wednesday and through to at least Thursday morning. A yellow alert (risk) has been issued for adverse weather events due to force 7 winds expected in from the north-east, with a high probability of showers and an occasional storm, according to the latest forecast of the Meteorological […]

Stay #PassportAware while in the Canaries

Stay #PassportAware while in the Canaries

British consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife join forces with airport authorities to warn visitors of the consequences of losing a passport while on holiday As part of a joint initiative with the British Consulate, all airports in the Canary Islands are now displaying digital banners advising passengers to keep their passports safe while on […]

Orca sighting close to El Hierro

Orca sighting close to El Hierro

photo provided by the Cetacean Research Group at the University of La Laguna A group of 5 orcas have been spotted about two miles (3.7km) south of the western-most island of El Hierro by members of the Cetacean Research group and Bioacústica of the University of La Laguna (ULL) The group of orcas was made up […]

It was a very warm July…

It was a very warm July…

photo : Love Gran Canaria July was the warmest month in twenty years according to Spanish State Met Office AEMET, who measured the average temperature taken from the Las Palmas Airport. With July 2015 averaging 25.5˚C this year exceeded the last highest average recorded in any month, which was 25.3˚C way back in 1995 and the highest […]

Mogán public pools to publish water quality

Mogán public pools to publish water quality

Public pool water maintenance  is essential to ensure optimum hygienic conditions for users.The Mogán Department of Sports has taken this seriously and for the first time, actual data from chlorine percentages, pH levels and water temperature will be made available and updated daily for the public. With the publication of this data, as of now, users may […]

Canary Islands Rain Showers on Monday

Canary Islands Rain Showers on Monday

The Canary Islands will be on yellow alert (risk) Monday for rains that produce up to between 15 and 20 litres per square meter per hour, according to the latest forecast of the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). The yellow warning affects the island of Gran Canaria as well as the entire western province, where there will be […]

€1.9million for renewable energy

€1.9million for renewable energy

photo : Love Gran Canaria The Canarian Government’s Ministry of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge has granted subsidiesfor renewable energy facilities to a total of 52 projects amounting to €1.9 million, according to the resolution published in the BOC 31 July. €900,000 has been earmarked for 9 geothermal projects, which mainly benefit the hotels, assisting the use of cleaner […]

Canary Islands drug cartel dismantled

Canary Islands drug cartel dismantled

Agents of Policia Nacional have broken up “one of the most active groups of drug traffickers” operating in the Canary Islands. In the operation they arrested 36 people and seized more than one million euros in cash, 205 kilos of cocaine,17 kilos of amphetamine sulfate, 120kg of hashish and 130kg of cutting substances, used to bulk […]

Police conclude no kidnap took place

Police conclude no kidnap took place

The alleged kidnapping of a minor by two masked men reported this week in Gran Canaria is now thought to have been a false alarm due to a misunderstanding, according to the National Police, who found that the witness statement “had few overtones of reality”. The new chief of police of the Canary Islands, José María Moreno, said: “I […]