The Weather in Tenerife 5th March to 11th March
As predicted, it was a hot and sunny week with little cloud about across Tenerife. The big talking point was the dense calima that rolled in towards the end of the week. This sand cloud normally affects the south and east more than the north but this one covered nearly all the island in a thick, hot yellow cloud. Apart from the effects on visibility and leaving everywhere covered in a film of sand, the calima didn’t really affect anyone’s enjoyment of being on Tenerife, especially as this one didn’t come with an accompanying wind. We went walking during its height (not something that we’d normally recommend) but the higher we climbed, the more we left the sand cloud behind to emerge under intense blue skies. Rain is still a stranger and there are concerns about water levels if this drought continues.
The Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 12th March to 18th March
The prolonged spell of warm, sunny weather continues until the weekend when it looks as though cloud will roll in everywhere. Although it won’t affect actual temperatures, without the sun it won’t feel as hot. This winter has been characterised by a series of mini, almost imperceptible, calimas that mysteriously turn up on a regular basis on Thursdays. With wind speeds increasing once again this coming Thursday is this a sign that another slight cailima is on its way? We’ll see. The lack of rainfall continues, prompting the Tenerife Government to issue reassuring statements that water supplies although way below capacity are not at crisis levels, However, whilst farmlands are being watered the wilderness isn’t and evidence of the drought is clear. Plants looking starved of water and normally lush hillsides are displaying brown hues that you normally only see at the end of summer.
Weather in South Tenerife – There’s little change from the last few weeks with mainly sunshine across the south of Tenerife from Monday to Friday. But then the sunny bubble may burst with a cloudy weekend. Temperatures will stay around 21C in the shade.
Weather in North Tenerife – Like the south, it should be sunny between Monday and Friday followed by a cloudy weekend. Temperatures will be around 18C in the shade.
Weather in East Tenerife – More of the same, sunny between Monday and Friday followed by a cloudy weekend. Temperatures will be around 20C in the shade.
Weather in South West Tenerife – Guess what? A very sunny week till the weekend when like everywhere else it will cloud over. Should be the hottest place on Tenerife with shade temperatures of around 23C.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – It will be sunny all week in Mount Teide National Park and on the summit of the mighty mount. Temperatures in the crater will vary from 10 to 12C and from 0 to -4C on the summit.
So far today webcams around Tenerife show a sunny east Tenerife, a mix of sun and cloud in the north and a cloudy, grey south Tenerife.
Pic: Masca escaped the worst of the calima, but the dulling haze is still apparent.