Snow in La Palma and Tenerife, with closed access roads to Teide National Park due to ice

Published on January 26, 2022
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Image from AEMET_Canarias Twitter Page (see the embedded post below)

Just like Aemet predicted, the DANA  (Isolated Depression at High Levels) has brought to the Canary Islands precipitation in the forms of rainfall in some areas like La Laguna, Santa Cruz in Tenerife, while at high altitudes in both La Palma and Tenerife the precipitation came in the form of snow.

Aemet had warmed that it could snow at altitudes above 2,200 m and this morning both webcams that are installed at the Izaña Observatory in Tenerife and at Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma showed the presence of a snow blanket.

In Izaña (Tenerife) the wind recorded last night reached a speed of 107 kilometers per hour, while the dropped below zero, with -0.9 °C being the minimum.

This has caused initially for the access to the Teide National Park through La Orotava, along the TF-21, to be cut off, after the presence of ice sheets was detected on the road. But at the moment, according to the Road Information Center by the Cabildo de Tenerife, all access roads to Teide are closed (check the link above to see the updated map of closed roads in Tenerife, as the roads may already be re-opened when you see this article).

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