It’s not been the greatest week for weather; although temperatures are pleasantly warm, there’s been a lot of cloud across much of the island and even some rain in the north. Okay for walking on Tenerife, but some of the normally stunning views won’t have been quite so stunning.
The weather patterns on Tenerife, like much of the world, have been behaving out of character this year, but only a bit.
Everyone was taken by surprise by the rain at the Corpus Christi flower carpets in La Orotava last week, and after sunshine in the north on Saturday and Sunday, the rain returned on Monday and Tuesday.
Rain in June is a rarity, but I have a theory about this year.
Normally there are three of four days quite heavy rain in May in the north of Tenerife as the winter, such as it is, hands over the baton to the summer in a teary outburst.
This year, that rain didn’t happen during May. There was hardly any. The rain during Corpus Christi and this week fits exactly what normally happens in May before the dry season sets in over all across Tenerife (don’t believe anyone who tells you it rains in the north all year – not on the coast anyway). I think it arrived late this year.
My prediction is that once this weather front passes, that’s it. The only umbrellas anyone will need from now until October are ones to keep the sun off their heads.