The Weather Forecast for 27th January to 2nd February 2014
There are signs of an improvement for the weather on Tenerife. There are still going to be showers in most parts, high winds and snow on Mount Teide and a dip in temperatures during the second part of the week. But the sun should shine every day and shine for longer and longer spells with any rain being more showers than prolonged spells.
Weather Forecast for Tenerife 20th to 26th January 2014
It was a very strange week across Tenerife. It started with a lot of sunshine and then the weather parted company to treat north and south sides quite differently. In the north cloud and short, sharp monsoon like downpours dominated whilst in the south it remained sunny but a yellow/orange alert for seriously high winds left the north coast alone but battered parts of the south, causing quite serious damage to buildings, including hotels in the south west. By Sunday everywhere was back to normal with blue skies and warm, sunny weather.
We’ve noticed a few comments on the internet about AEMet not warning about the storm and generally not being on the ball when forecasting the weather. The fact is that AEMet did warn about serious winds affecting Tenerife well in advance. The other thing that is easy to forget regarding the Spanish Met Office’s forecasts is they relate to municipalities and not single resorts. Tenerife’s municipalities often stretch from the coast to the centre of the island. Subsequently when rain is forecast in Adeje or Santa Ursula for example, it might fall in the hills and not the coast.
Weather in South Tenerife – Monday and Tuesday should be sunny with some clouds and a chance of rain (5-50% and 95% on Wednesday) from Tuesday night onwards. The sun should dominate this week though, with sunshine every day. Thursday and Sunday might see more cloud. Temperatures still follow the same pattern as the previous few weeks, starting at 22C and dipping to 17/18C from Wednesday.
Weather in North Tenerife – There’s possibly more sun in the north and the likelihood of more rain as well. Every day will be sunny with a few light clouds but with a 15-100% chance of rain at some point. The week will start at 18C then dip a little and end at around 17C in the shade.
Weather in East Tenerife – It will be a cloudy start to the week in the east and Santa Cruz although there will be sunny spells with more sunshine as the week progresses. There is a 15-100% chance of rain each day. Temperatures should be exactly the same as the north.
Weather in South West Tenerife – Mostly sunny, especially at the start of the week. There will be a few clouds about from Tuesday afternoon onward and, like everywhere else, it should rain somewhere in the south west (5-95%). Temperatures will follow the pattern of other places, starting at 22C and ending the week at 18/19C.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – It will be mainly a sunny week in Teide National Park. There’s a chance of showers on the summit on Wednesday afternoon and during the night at the weekend which could mean rain in the crater over the weekend. Once again it will be very windy at altitude with Wednesday and Thursday seeing strong winds that should put the cable car out of action on those days. Temperatures will range between 4 and 11C in the crater and 0 and -3C on the summit where the wind chill factor will make it feel more like -11C.
Pic: Really mixed weather on Tenerife last week.