Weather 21st April 2015, Tenerife South

Another sunny, bright morning with a few clouds covering the sky, but whereas yesterday they were getting more as the morning went on, today they seem to be getting less. Temperatures are currently 20°C.

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Yesterday there was quite a lot of  cloud cover which we found good as it meant that even during the afternoon we were able to continue working in the garden rather than having to get things done before 11.00am as it is by then usually too hot. It certainly wasn’t cold or even cool and temperatures were 25-27°C for most of the day.

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Telefónica to triple customers’ broadband speeds

Unprecedented upgrade will come at no extra charge and beat the competition’s best offer

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Telefónica’s decision to give customers a free upgrade is unprecedented. / R. V. (EFE)

Telecom operator Telefónica has announced that it will triple the connection speed for all its internet customers before the summer.

The communications provider will also switch all its ADSL clients to its new fiber-optic network as soon as the service is available in their location at no extra charge, sources familiar with the situation told EL PAÍS

The firm will also switch all its ADSL clients to its fiber-optic network as soon as it is available to them

The unprecedented move rests on the fact that Telefónica knows its customers require a quality broadband connection in order to subscribe to its new services, such as streaming video or pay TV.

The company’s fiber-optic network currently serves 10.3 million homes, and this year is expected to reach a further 3.6 million households.

Current Telefónica customers with download speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) will be upgraded to 300Mbps, while upload speeds will increase from 10 to 30Mbps.

This will make Telefónica’s the fastest broadband offer in the residential market, since its competitors – Vodafone/Ono, Jazztel and Orange – only offer up to 200Mbps (Ono’s corporate clients can opt for a 500Mbps connection).  Source: El Pais

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Weather 20th April 2015, Tenerife South

Today it is currently sunny there are a few clouds but as the morning is going on there seem to be more of them. La Gomera is clearly visible on the horizon and temperatures are currently 20°C.

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Yesterday was hot at 3.00pm temperatures were 29°C but it started to cool down from 5.00 when we were at a BBQ with friends and by the time it got to 8.30pm everyone was putting on cardigans, but we were in Adeje so slightly higher than the resorts which may have been warmer.

The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Weather 19th April 2015, Tenerife South

I am very late writing this today as I have a really bad headache.  It is due to being woken up abruptly just before dawn by a neighbour’s  extension collapsing, the noise was horrendous and the mess unbelievable.  However back to the weather.  It is currently sunny and 23°C.

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Yesterday was another hot day with temperatures when I checked at 3.00pm being 27°C.

The forecast for next week is looking good.  There is a slight chance of a shower tomorrow in Puerto but it looks to be expected before breakfast and again a shower on Tuesday before lunch.  The rest of the week, like the south of the island, plenty of sunshine, a chance of a few clouds but nothing at all to worry about.

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Arona / Adeje

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Puerto de la Cruz

The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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Say ‘cheese’!

The Montesdeoca dairy has won more medals for their prize winning cheeses.  This time at the V Canarian Cheese Fair held  in La Orotava during the Pinolere Craft fair.

Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga congratulated Alberto Montesdeoca, and the team behind the award-winning product. The diary is in the small village of Tijoco Bajo, in the municipality of Adeje, south of Tenerife, by the road to Llano de la Flores. The village has only 1,500 inhabitants, and 1,200 family reared goats. The Montesdeoca family, father, mother and brother have been working for 4 years to give a twist to their product Alberto said and achieved this through hard  work. In the case of the old wine cheese, it is the result of patience “one year maturing then two weeks in a cask of wine”. This cheese also received a gold medal in the best of the island cheese 2014.

This is not the first time the Quesería Montesdeoca have won an award of this nature; the dairy has already won  in previous contest of the World Cheese Awards.

Members of the public can buy the winning cheeses in the Adeje Farmers Market or directly from the dairy in Tijoco Bajo.

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Weather 18th April 2015, Tenerife South

From my window I see the mountain is bathed in brilliant summer sunlight and the heat is building.  It is early but temperatures are currently 21°C,  so for these heady summer months that are ahead it seems we will be out at dawn and dusk, the only times when the rays won’t burn and the paving is cool enough for tiny feet to walk on.

Yesterday was HOT for the most part temperatures hung around high 20s but they suddenly peaked early evening and the following shot taken from the internet shows that at 7.00pm we hit 33°C. Phew!!!

Screenshot1It would appear that whoever is in charge of the webcam in the north of the island started to add temperatures halfway through the day.  Whilst that is great, I just wish they would sort out their clock which is always an hour out and post the images at regular times rather than randomly which seems to be the case.

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The following images are for Las Vistas Beach in the south of the island and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island and are taken from the webcam yesterday at 12.00, 3.00 and 6.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour. You can check this Link and it will give you 72 hours of what has been/is happening should you wish to see.  You can also watch the time-lapse webcam for the previous day.

Las Vistas Beach – between Los Cristianos and Las Americas

Puerto de la Cruz

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