The Weather in Tenerife 22nd to 28th November
This has been a week which has had everything but the kitchen sink in weather terms; there was even some light snow on Mount Teide. A hot and sunny start to the week changed to weather alert after weather alert toward the end with strong winds and heavy rain forecast for most of the island as a weather front moved in from the south. The direction it came from meant that most of the rain that fell was deposited on the southern side of the island and the north coast remained dry and sunny. Yesterday the weather alert was raised to red and then emergency level for high winds, rain and thunderstorms. Despite some rain in south and south west parts, the north coast remained almost completely rain free.
However the week ended with tropical storm force winds causing havoc around parts of Tenerife.
The Weather in Tenerife 29th November to 5th December
A red alert stays in place for all of Tenerife for winds of up to 130kmh until 3pm when it changes to orange until midnight. There are also yellow alerts in place until midnight today for heavy rain and high seas. A yellow alert for heavy rain stays in place until 3pm on Tuesday for the north coast.
It looks as though it is going to be an unsettled week everywhere on Tenerife with the weather forecast almost exactly the same all around the island.
Weather in South Tenerife – Cloudy today and Thursday and a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the week with a 5 to 100% chance of rain every day. The good news that at least it will be warm with temperatures should be around 25C.
Weather in North Tenerife – Much the same as the south. Cloudy today and Thursday and a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the week with a 5 to 100% chance of rain every day. Temperatures should be around 24C.
Weather in East Tenerife – Again the same. Cloudy today and Thursday and a mix of sun and cloud the rest of the week with a 5 to 100% chance of rain every day. Temperatures should be around 24C.
Weather in South West Tenerife – Guess what? Once again exactly the same as above with temps also around 24C
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – Rain in the crater today with seriously strong winds of up to 170kmh. There is also up to 15cm of snow forecast. After today the sun will come out for most of the rest of the week except Thursday and Friday morning when there will be some cloud. However, it’s going to stay quite a breezy week up on Teide.
With a red alert still in place, Tenerife is not the place to be today. There are reports of rain and high winds continuing around the island with the north experiencing what felt like hurricane force winds from shortly after midnight. Reports of damage are still coming in, but you can get a taste of what we are experiencing at our Real Tenerife and Living Beneath the Volcano blogs.
The government have just issued a press release advising that all roads to Mount Teide are shut as are some other roads around the island including a section of the TF5 and the main road into Puerto, Carretera Botánico which is blocked by a fallen tree.