The Weather in Tenerife 24th January to 30th January
Anyone who picked last week to holiday on Tenerife really struck out on the luck stakes, it was one possibly the most miserable week that Tenerife has experienced for a long time. The sun may have come out a couple of times but most of the week it was cloudy, rainy and windy and temperatures on the coast even dropped to a cool 17C at times. Roads to Mount Teide were closed because of heavy snow and some flights to other islands were cancelled because of the wind and rain. The storm front brought similar weather to all of the islands and even the normally drier eastern Canary Islands experienced heavy rainfall.
The Weather in Tenerife 31st January to 6th February
The good news is that this type of weather rarely lasts long and sure enough the Spanish Met Office are predicting a mainly sunny week for Tenerife. Temperatures aren’t going to rise much; staying around the 21C mark, but as long as the sun is shining it will feel much warmer. However, it looks like we aren’t going to have a week without a weather alert as a yellow level one has been issued for rough seas and high waves on Wednesday.
Weather in South Tenerife – Mostly sunny with intervals of light cloud all week. There is a slight chance of rain on some days (between 5 and 15%) but even if it does rain it should be no more than a shower. Temperatures should be around 21C.
Weather in North Tenerife – Similar to the south but with slightly more cloud and a greater chance of rain (15-30%). Temperatures also around 21C.
Weather in East Tenerife – Much the same as everywhere else on the coast except that there is less likelihood of rain on Thursday. Temperatures should also be around 22C
Weather in South West Tenerife – Probably the area with the most sunshine next week and the least chance of rain and temperatures around 21C.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater –Sunny all week in the crater except Saturday morning. Temperatures will be around a cool 7C. Interestingly although the crater is sunny, Mount Teide won’t be on Monday and Tuesday as snow is forecast. Might seem strange but there are often times when cloud hugs the mountain and the crater is in sunshine at this time of year. Temperatures on the summit will be around -3C.
Unsurprisingly, with snow forecast, the cable car isn’t operating today and probably won’t be tomorrow.
So far today it’s cloudy but bright with a few blue patches in the north and webcam images show similar in the south of Tenerife. Whilst the Spanish Met Office predict a sunny day for today, Spanish TV last night was predicting heavy rain in parts.
Photo top: Hills above La Matanza in north Tenerife after the rain