The Weather Forecast for 5th to 11th August
The predicted hot weekend turned into a heatwave on Tenerife that continues into this week with temperatures forecast to reach 38C in the shade. Initially the north looked as though it was going to escape but it also joined in the sizzle from Sunday. Although temperatures turned out to more ‘very hot’ than unbearably so. As is typical for this time of the year it was hotter in the hills where readings of at least 37C were reported.
Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 12th to 18th August
The heatwave and orange level weather alert continues until Wednesday in the south, east and west with temperatures predicted to hit 38C at times. In those areas things will be less hot (saying cool down just doesn’t seem right) from Thursday onwards. Bucking the trend is the north coast where it looks like it will get even hotter until Sunday. It is thee worst possible weather for pilgrims making their way to Candelaria – not only does it make for dangerous walking, the risk of fires is sky high. If Tenerife gets through this week without a serious incident, then hopefully a corner will have been turned.
Weather in South Tenerife – The orange level weather alert continues till Wednesday when it looks as though the heatwave might peak. From Thursday, temperatures will drop to around 30/31C. It will be sunny all week.
Weather in North Tenerife – According to the Spanish Met Office the very hot weather is going to linger longer in the north and it will get even hotter between Thursday and Saturday – staying in the low 30s C in the shade until Sunday when the mercury will drop to 28C.
Weather in East Tenerife – In the east the very hot weather will change to merely hot from Wednesday which might offer some light relief for the pilgrims arriving in Candelaria to honour the Virgen de la Candelaria on the 14 and 15 August.
Weather in South West Tenerife – The heatwave should reach its peak in the south west today although the weather alert will stay in place until Wednesday. From Thursday things will freshen up for the rest of the week with temps being in the upper 20s low 30s C.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – It’s going to be a sunny week in Teide National Park this week. Temperatures in the crater will vary between 24C and 26C, whilst on the summit they will be between 9C and 10C.
So far today webcams around Tenerife show ahazy, cloudy island – that will burn off soon.
Pic: Puerto de la Cruz. When it’s this hot either stay inside or go to the beach – well, they do say you always need a brolly when in the north.