Review of Last Week’s Weather – The Weather in Tenerife 5th July to 11th July
The Spanish Met Office got it pretty much right last week. For one thing it was hot everywhere with temperatures on the coast at least in the upper 20s; soaring to the upper 30s by the weekend
The only place where the weather didn’t really match the forecast was Santa Cruz again where there was a lot more sun than had been suggested.
A circumnavigation of Tenerife on Thursday confirmed why weather forecasts are guidance at best and ones for the island as a whole are about as accurate as staring into a plate of seaweed at the Chinese to try to get an accurate weather forecast.
The north coast had light cloud turning to thick bruma (low foggy, moist cloud) at Tacoronte and La Laguna around the north airport (not uncommon and why the north airport should never, ever be used to represent the weather for the north of Tenerife). But even here Tenerife’s weather showed how quirky it could be. Half of La Laguna was in thick bruma whilst the other half was in full sunshine. Santa Cruz and the east coast was in full sunshine, but from Güímar to the southern resorts there was a mix of cloud and sun. The southern hills were cloudy whilst at the coast was also a mix of cloud and sun. The cloud burnt off by the afternoon in the southern resorts around Los Cristianos and the temperatures rose. The south west coast was in full sunshine all the way up to Santiago del Teide and Erjos which, if anything, was hotter than the coast. It became cloudy again at El Tanque and stayed that way along the north coast.
The week finished on an alert for seriously hot weather warnings from the Tenerife Cabildo (Government) as calima (a hot sandy wind from the Sahara) rolled in.
Visitors might think the temperatures sound great during calima, but it really isn’t good weather for walking on Tenerife. Not only can it be far too hot, but the sandy air can make breathing uncomfortable.
So what does the weather on Tenerife have in store for this week?
The Weather in Tenerife 12th July to 18th July
Firstly, the weather warning remains in place across the island for Monday, but should be lifted on Tuesday. That means it’ll only be 30C most places instead of closer to 40C
Weather in South Tenerife – Once again mostly sunshine with a few clouds all week; however, it might be quite a windy week in the south with winds of between 29 and 40 km/h predicted for Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun.
Weather in North Tenerife – Cloudy with sunny spells Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri & Saturday. Sunny with cloudy spells Wed & to Sunday.
Weather in East Tenerife – Cloudy with sunny spells – Wed, Fri, Saturday & Sunday. Cloudy on Mon, Tue & Thursday. There’s a 10% chance of rain on Sunday.
Weather in West Tenerife – Like the south, mostly sunshine with a few clouds all week. But like the south it could be quite breezy
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – Full sunshine all week. Temperatures at the summit will be a cool-ish 12C.
Temperatures on the coast everywhere are going to be at least in the upper 20s all week.