The Weather Forecast for 6th to 12th January 2014
The first full week of 2014 sees a warm and sunny start before cloud rolls in for the latter part of the week, lowering the temperature slightly bringing showers and possibly even snow to the slopes of Mount Teide. The start of the week also sees some spectacular Atlantic displays on Monday and Tuesday with wild seas battering Tenerife’s coastline. There is an orange weather alert for those days on the north coast and a yellow alert everywhere else. Don’t get too close to the wave action to try to take that ‘award winning’ photo, the sea can be dangerously unpredictable during these alerts.
Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 30th December to 5th January
Our weather forecasts for Tenerife have been on holiday over the festive season as we’ve been enjoying (if that’s the right word) the weather in England and Scotland, seemingly just staying one step ahead of the storms as we travelled across Britain. We left a wet and windy Scotland to touch back down on a beautifully clear and warm Tenerife, a reminder why the island is so popular with northern European visitors. Where Britain shivered and was battered by winds, Tenerife was warm (although not as warm as it could be at this time of year) and sunny.
Weather in South Tenerife – It’s mainly sunny skies until Wednesday afternoon when the clouds bring a chance of rain (40-100%) for the rest of the week. There should still be sunshine every day though although Thursday seems a certainty for rain. Temperatures will start at 22/23C before dipping slightly from Thursday onwards.
Weather in North Tenerife – Similar to the south with a sunny start to the week and more cloud about from Wednesday. Like the south, there’s a chance of rain from Wednesday afternoon onwards (45-95%). The temperature also mirrors the pattern in the south of Tenerife, starting at 18/21C before dropping a bit for the second half of the week.
Weather in East Tenerife – Exactly the same as the forecast for the north.
Weather in South West Tenerife – It will be more or less the same as everywhere else except there might be a bit more sunshine. There’s a 40-95% possibility of rain from Wednesday afternoon and temperatures will start the week warm before cooling off by a couple of degrees as we move toward the weekend.
Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – Even Mount Teide isn’t high enough to escape the cloud during the second part of the week with a mix of sun and cloud from Wednesday afternoon onwards. The cloud could bring rain to the crater floor on Thursday night and possibly snow on the mountain on Thursday night and Friday morning. It could be seriously windy on Wednesday and Thursday so it’s worth checking if the cable car is operating before travelling up to the National Park.
Pic: Walking in Teide National Park on Boxing Day a couple of years ago.
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