Snow expected in Tenerife and first incidents due to rain in the Canary Islands

Published on November 26, 2021
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As it was predicted by AEMET, the Canary Islands are experiencing the first heavy rains of the season and on the island of Tenerife, it's also expected to snow at high altitudes. 

As announced, Tenerife, La Palma and La Gomera are experiencing the largest amounts of rain today.

AEMET announced that yesterday, 25 November, they have registered a number of 785 flashes of lightning in the region of the Canary Islands, which is the highest amount since 25 October 2018.

In Tenerife, the municipalities of Santa Cruz, La Laguna, La Orotava and Puerto de la Cruz are the most affected. Tenerife North airport has also been affected by fog, so as a consequence three flights had to be diverted to Tenerife South airport.

There has been a landslide on the road between San Andres and Taganana in Tenerife and traffic to Puerto de la Cruz is also affected by a big tree that fell on the street Marquez de Villanueva.

Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, is also experiencing heavy rains, so the Police are insisting that people take precautions and drive slowly.

Snow is expected in Tenerife this Friday

The Aemet also announced that it's possible for snow to fall today on the summits of Tenerife, especially on peaks above 2,200 m high.  In La Palma snow is less likely to occur today.

The rest of the islands are also experiencing rain and the yellow alert for Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria will end on Saturday, 27 November at 6 am.

In Gran Canaria, the south and west regions of the island will be less affected by rainfall, while in the rest of the island, as well as in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, the accumulated precipitation in one hour is possible to get to 15 mm. 

UPDATE 

Aemet's predictions were true, there is snow on Mt. Teide already!

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Capture from Skyline Webcams - Volcano Teide - 
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