Finally snow on Teide volcano in Tenerife

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After a whole winter with skies coloured by calima, which only offered some relief for 12 days in three months, there is finally snow on Teide this Friday for Semana Santa.

It has been a remarkable winter. For the first time in more than a century, there was no snow in Teide National Park. However, the DANA (Isolated High-Level Depression), which has been announced by various weather services for several days, is starting to meet expectations. The first snowflakes have been falling in the Las Cañadas del Teide National Park since the early morning hours.

Snowfall in Tenerife

The DANA, announced by the Spanish State Meteorological Service (AEMET), is starting to turn the peaks of Tenerife white. The meteorological phenomenon that will affect the entire weekend marks a significant change after an exceptionally dry winter for the region.

‘Don’t go to the top’

Blanca Pérez, the Security and Emergencies Councilor of the Cabildo de Tenerife, has indicated that all preparations are currently being made to deal with possible emergencies that this DANA may bring. There is already ice on Teide and strong gusts of wind are also reported in higher areas. “The advice is not to go to the top. If this situation continues, we will have to close the road to ensure safety,” Pérez explained. The National Park is very popular among tourists. Every day many people take up the challenge of climbing the highest mountain in Spain during their holiday.

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Rain and storms until Sunday

Aemet has reported that the DANA, which has moved from the west to the south of the peninsula, will be over the Canary Islands as of Friday. The weather will therefore be unstable until Sunday with locally heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Strong winds

The situation is accompanied by northerly winds and periods of strong and very strong gusts on the islands with more relief. These will mainly affect the north-oriented mountain areas and the peaks of the Western Province. The instability will continue on Sunday. However, the DANA will then slowly move away from the islands. As a result, the intensity of the showers will decrease and disappear completely on Monday.

Also read: Mount Teide is among the five most dangerous volcanoes in Europe: What is the risk of erupting?

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