Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 8

Traffic Surveillance Cameras For San Bartolomé

San Bartolomé town hall will be installing 36 traffic surveillance cameras throughout the municipality to monitor traffic flow and capture traffic violations. The cameras will be installed over the next 12 months and key traffic hot spots in Playa Honda and San Bartolomé.

New Playa Blanca Bus Service

A new service, the number 62, has started on the route between Playa Blanca and Arrecife. It will follow the same route as the number 60, but with fewer stops, and will therefore offer a faster service to the capital.

Snow In Gran Canaria And Tenerife

There were significant falls of snow in the high parts of the two largest islands in the archipelago on Thursday.

Birth Rate At Historic Low

The birth rate in the islands has fallen by 24% in the last ten years to a new low. In 2022, a total of 12,047 births were recorded across the archipelago, an average of 33 per day. Deaths have exceeded births now in The Canaries every year since 2018.

January A Huge Month For Arrivals

Over 620,000 passengers travelled through Lanzarote Airport in January, a massive 52% up on the 2022 figure and more than 10% higher than for the same month in 2019.

2022 Second Warmest Year Of The Millennium

The average temperature throughout 2022 on the island was 22.2 degrees. The warmest month was July, with an average of 26.1 degrees, and the coolest was January, with 19.1 degrees. It rained on 49 days through the year, with a total of 131 ML of rainfall. March was the wettest month with rain on 12 days.

Calima Causes Aircraft Diversions

Several flights, including those from Dusseldorf, Nottingham and Gran Canaria were diverted on Sunday, as they were not able to land due to reduced visibility caused by the calima dust in the air. The calima is likely to end on Tuesday.

Work Begins On SIVE Surveillance Radar In Haria

Work has begun on the installation of a SIVE radar station in Guinate, Haria. The system will form a network of surveillance systems designed to detect small vessels approaching the island.

Fuel Prices Down Again

The price of fuel has fallen again on the island, with the average price of gasoline down to €1.40 per litre. SPL in Tias currently has the lowest price at €1.32

Arrecife Carnival Underway

The celebrations for carnival 2023 kicked off in Arrecife over the weekend, with several events taking place in the capital. The event was opened with a Batucada parade.

Planned Traffic Cuts In Puerto del Carmen for Carnival

Traffic will be cut on Avenida de las Playas on 25th February from 1500 until 2300. Further cuts from 1730 until 2300 will take place on Avenidas Italia and Francis.

We’ll add more news here as it comes in this week…….

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