26 March 2018

The Eternal Spring of Tenerife

Of all places in the entire world that you can possibly visit, Tenerife, which is located in the Canary Islands is without a doubt not only one of the most breathtakingly beautiful spots that can be, but is also home to one of, if not the absolute best places in terms of it’s climate without a doubt.  If you are looking for your next destination spot, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel el Mirador will most definitely not disappoint and will make your every dream come true.

Tenerife is in fact known to be the Island of eternal spring throughout the world. Due to it’s perfect geographic position, located in a dreamy strip consisting of the best holiday spots possible. It is actually said that this strip is imaginary since it is so perfect and surreal.

There are several reasons for the gentle and ideal climate in Tenerife. One of the many reasons is the prevailing winds.  The trade winds, the orography of the terrain on it’s own together with the cold current of the Canary Islands makes for the beaches of Tenerife and the coasts to all year along always have stunning temperatures. Sometimes it is even above the temperature of the air.

Overall, the Island of Tenerife has a mild climate. Sometimes it becomes temperate and moderate throughout the other months of the year. However what is most special and impressive about the island is that throughout all months, and all seasons there is never both extreme cold, nor is there terribly suffocating heat.
Temperatures in the Island on average range anywhere between 17 and 18 degrees Celsius in the winter. During the summer months, the temperature ranges from averaging anywhere between 24 or 24 degrees Celsius at this time.  These values are all relative and rather general, however are most applicable in the costal areas in which the majority of the popular and happening tourist resorts are very systematically located.

One of the most impressive and surprising aspects of this Island is it’s variety of micro-climates.  Tenerife is very ideally located in the subtropical zones. The Island has the exact same latitude levels as do the great hot deserts of the northern hemisphere. Among them is the Sahara, located nearby to the Tenerife Island.

There is a strong presence of a high belt pressure, known as the Azores anticyclone. The Azores anticyclone creates a great deal of atmospheric stability. Furthermore, it also softens the temperatures of the climate of the Island. The influence of the Canary Island’s cold current, which is part of the current North Atlantic system, brings in water that is even colder than the norm into these latitudes. This in turn cools down the surface layer of air over the sea.

Throughout the majority of the year, trade winds blow which are created by the Northern Atlantic high pressures. These high pressures are loaded with humidity and they pass through their journey in the ocean. Among the impact together with the Island terrain, they condense themselves into a blanket of clouds. This process is known as stratocumulus and takes humidity into the surface of the Island.

This fascinating phenomenon happens on the very slopes which face north-northeast. On the other side, the slopes which face the west and south sides are dry and warm once they have reached the top. This makes for an increase in the sunshine and overall temperatures. At the same time it also reduces the humidity of leeward Islands.

This regime found in the northeast trade winds and the northeast weather overall is the most common kind of weather to be found in the Island, making those who live there very lucky, happy and healthy people. It is also makes for a great deal of tourism with everyone wanting to come visit this beautiful Island with the most perfect weather.

Another common type of weather that is seen in the Island during any time of the year is when the warm winds of the southeast blow. It comes from the Sahara, bringing dust in suspension. This raises the temperature and decreases the visibility and the humidity. This is known as south weather.

 During the winter months, there are often disturbances which are related to the general circulation of the west, which is a common property of the northern hemisphere.  In some cases, the pressures become so low that the latitude drops towards the south when the west circulation slows down. This also weakens the Azores anticyclone, which is very likely to occur in the Canary Islands area.

Cold storms will sometimes begin in mid-latitudes. It depends on their size and latitude, however low pressures mostly will come from the north-northwest or south-southwest. This produces heavy winds and rain in large and intense amounts and can result in flooding. Rainfall is seen the most in the areas that are exposed to winds. For more important about the magical Island, Iberostar.com will provide you with everything and more.