I woke this morning at 6.00 to the sound of the wind thrashing in the trees. The leaves from our bougainvillea are scudding over the ground. The air is heavy with the dampness of a coming storm and the sky is full of dark ominous clouds – temperatures now are 20°C.
The islands are on a yellow warning for a couple of days, for high seas in the north and rain, here in the south and west.
Although yesterday turned from bright to overcast it was warm and there were plenty of people on the beach. There was, however, a heck of a wind, it probably sounded worse to us than it was because next doors torn blind was flapping around. It continued to gust throughout the day but it was only at midnight that it got strong enough that I thought I would bring in the cushions as a precaution in case we should get rain overnight. We hadn’t seen any but people mentioned they had it in Callao Salvaje and the morning drizzle in Puerto de la Cruz apparently turned into a downpour during the afternoon. That will account for the 3.00pm image of the webcam below.
The following images are from Costa Adeje 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 5.00. These times are approximate and are at whatever is the nearest before or after the hour.
Las Americas, South Tenerife
Puerto de la Cruz, North Tenerife