March 20, 2009 Leave a comment
The regional meteorological office in Tenerife has declared the winter of 2008/9 as one of the wettest on record for thirty years and the longest period of abnormally cold weather for fifteen years.
The recorded Tenerife weather data between October and January shows that there have been more rainy days, especially in the north of the island, than sunny days. Rainfall has also been above average for the time of year which is good news because it helps replenish the natural water reserves deep inside the mountains. Ecologically, it is a bonus because less water has been expended on irrigation because of the lower temperatures and more rainfall.
Tenerife Tourism may have suffered in the north of the island but in the south there has been very little rain by comparison. The weather in the south has been cloudier than usual but there has still been a great deal of sunshine. More about Tenerife south climate and Tenerife north climate during normal conditions.