I was awake for a large part of the night, so this morning was reluctant to come to. When I did finally rub the sleep from my eyes I was welcomed with a lovely rainbow which unlike yesterday I managed to quickly capture. Leaning out of the window to see where it was pointing, it seems as if the pot of gold might be in a neighbours garden.
Finally yesterday, after a long dry summer, we had the first good downpour of rain. Where I live, we have been fortunate to have had only a few of the lighter showers when compared to other areas. Just before 10.00am it rained heavy but that quickly passed and left us with a beautiful rainbow, (unfortunately,the battery was flat in my camera). The day continued with more rain than sun, and at one point I could hear thunder in the distance but I didn´t see any lightning. The cloud was so thick that Mount Guaza was just a memory.
After a gloomy day, I was woken at 2.00am by the rain lashing against the windows it sounded as though that was the heaviest we had had so far unlike other areas that seemed to have had the heavens literally open over them.
A note of caution: As always after rain, there is an increased risk of rock falls and minor landslides.
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