Autumn rains arrive in Tenerife

Autumn has hit the ground running over the past 24 hours, with downpours throughout Tenerife, and several areas flooding. Arico was reporting steady rainfall for 24 hours solid, while streets in Las Chafiras were said to be running like rivers. In Puerto de la Cruz, residents are up in arms because forty minutes of torrential rain saw the town’s Plaza del Charco inundated by 26 litres per square metre, with tourists stranded on steps and tables. The Tenerife capacity for producing microclimates stood the test, however, because the 100% chance of rain forecast for Guía de Isora saw downpours in the municipal town itself, but undisturbed blue sky just a kilometre or so away in the mountain villages. The forecast is for rough seas and continued instability and isolated showers, but the river-causing cloudbursts are said to have passed … for the moment.

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