Published: Wed, November 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Enormous waves wipe away balconies in Tenerife

Enormous waves wipe away balconies in Tenerife

Dozens of seaside homes had to be evacuated as a result of the crashing waves from the Atlantic Ocean.

Waves, reaching 40ft in height have destroyed 3 story balconies in seafront apartments on the popular Irish tourist island.

Reports suggest that around 39 people were told to leave their homes as the huge waves began to come in.

Meanwhile, wild weather continued to batter Spain, as the national weather agency declared Valencia and Alicante on red alert, the maximum risk level, due to heavy rain on Monday.


The frightening footage shows waves violently crashing and destroying balconies on the third floor of the apartment complex in the popular tourist spot Mesa del March.

The local council said 67 apartments in the block had been evacuated, with nearby beaches, roads and pools also closed.

In 2016, at least two million British holidaymakers enjoyed the stunning beaches and thriving nightlife on the Canary Islands location.

The incidents occurred after the government officials issued a severe weather warning as a fierce storm battered the north of Tenerife and other parts of the Canary Islands.

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