I woke at 7.30 to the sound of the rain as it pattered on the Perspex dome on my roof. I don´t know if it had been raining long but the ground outside was soaking so it probably had. By 8.15 it had stopped, and now there is a blue sky with only a few clouds and only a couple of them are grey. Will have to wait and see if that’s the extent of our bad weather or if there is more to come. The island is on yellow alert except for the metropolitan area which has an orange warning for heavy rain.
Yesterday being overcast made it feel cooler than it actually was. Temperatures reached 27°C but because of the wind, that was gusting at times you couldn´t tell. It started to rain at 2.30pm and for the first time that I can remember this year it was so HEAVY, but it only lasted half hour, then the sun broke through again.
La Orotava Ayuntamiento closed the beaches due to rough seas and the alert was upgraded to orange, so please be very cautious if you are near the coast.
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