Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 9th December to 15th December

December in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The Tenerife Weather Forecast for 9th December to 15th December

The inclement weather affecting parts of Tenerife continues for the time being with the week starting with a yellow weather alert for high winds (gusts reaching 70km) and rough seas on Monday, rising to an orange level (gusts reaching 100km) on Tuesday. Apart from the high winds it will be gloomy and possibly wet as well with an orange alert for rainfall joining the yellow one for high winds on Wednesday. The best chance of sun in the first half of the week will be in the east and north. We’d strongly advise against going walking on Tenerife when the weather alerts are in place, it really can be very dangerous. Every time people ignore these warnings and every time the Spanish newspapers run reports of walkers having to be rescued by the emergency services, at least the lucky ones are rescued.

Weather Forecast for Tenerife from 2nd December to 8th December
It was one of those strange weeks for weather on Tenerife with extreme rainfall in parts whilst other areas enjoyed hot temperatures and beautiful sunny days. Worst hit was the east around Guimar which was battered by rain and flooding at the start and end of the week. The south was also drenched to flooding levels on Monday and experienced a heavy downpour at the end of the week whilst northern and far south western coasts escaped the worst and basked in hot sunshine for much of the week. A temperature gauge in Puerto de la Cruz even registered 32C on Saturday, but that was in full sunshine. In reality it was probably more mid 20s or slightly above.

Weather in South Tenerife –  Things aren’t looking any brighter for the south of Tenerife, if anything, the situation is a bit gloomier with the sun hiding until Wednesday afternoon, a  yellow alert for high winds and wild seas on Monday (rising to orange level on Tuesday) and a 5-100% chance of rain every day. Although the second half of the week will see more sunshine it will also feel a bit cooler with temps starting the week at 24C and ending it and 17C.

Weather in North Tenerife –  It’s only slightly better in the north with sunshine predicted for every day although there will still be cloud and a chance of rain as well (5 -100%). The weather alerts are the same as the south and temperatures will also remain on the less warm side starting the week at 21C and ending it and 16C.

Weather in East Tenerife –  The situation in Santa Cruz and the east is exactly the same as in the north.

Weather in South West Tenerife – And the weather in the south west is exactly the same as in the south, possibly a degree warmer.

Weather in the Mount Teide Crater – It’s unlikely the cable car will be running much this week as there are high winds forecast on the summit of Mount Teide all week, reaching quite serious levels on Friday morning. Although the sun will shine most days there will also be rain in the crater and snow on the mountain from Monday night until the end of the week. Temperatures on the summit will range from a chilly -8C to a cold 0C and from 3 to 10C in the crater

Pic: Even during a week when the forecast looks grim, Tenerife can look like this.

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6 Comments

  1. Hello,

    where is the best place to get, or what is the best source of, daily weather alerts in English when one is in Tenerife. My spanish skills are as good as non-existent.

    I’m hoping that there will be none during my Xmas trip, of course, but I’d hate to get stuck up that mountain in bad weather in a rental car!

    cheers

  2. AEmet is the Spanish Met office site and the most reliable as it’s the place that weather warnings are posted first. It has an English option so no need to test your Spanish skills 🙂

  3. Thanks Jack. AEmet’s not the friendliest site but I was able to figure it out.

    May I ask a follow-up question?

    Where is the best source of (English language) road-closure announcements? I’ve never run into this as a problem but it has often struck me that I would never know until I set off up the mountain and ran into a barrier. For that matter, are there barriers? How high up are they? I don’t remember noticing any on my previous visits.

    Thanks

  4. Hi Martin,

    AEmet isn’t the easiest site to get to grips with but once you get to know it, it’s really useful. You’re right, there are no barriers as such but they do close the roads – I’m not sure how as when they do, I don’t go 🙂
    I’ll be honest, I never use English language sources for information as they are often published later than Spanish ones (having to be translated from Spanish before being published) and I find a lot of them to regularly get things slightly wrong or exaggerate situations. But a really good source these days is Twitter. The emergency services are pretty good at keeping information bang up to date there and, when it’s serious, often put out reports in Spanish, English and German. Their account name is @112canarias

    Jack

  5. Jack, there’s a barrier on the TF-21. It’s between the Ramón Caminero mirador and the 24 km marker as you drive down. I didn’t spot it on the way up, mind you, but because the clouds were extra dense then, and I was in a train of cars, on my downhill journey, I noticed it. Cheers.

  6. Thanks Martin. Apologies this wasn’t published sooner, I missed it due to travelling over the festive season and having limited access to the internet… added to the total distraction that is Christmas and New Year.

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