This week marks the 14th anniversary of Tropical Storm Delta which ravaged Tenerife in 2005, and today the regional branch of the national Met Office, Aemet Canarias, has released a graphic showing the amazing little protective bubble the Canary Islands sit in while hurricanes and tropical storms sweep west across the Atlantic from the Cape Verde Islands where they are born.

The graphic tracks the path of both categories between 1851 and 2004. Sometimes these later sweep north, coming to affect Spain and Portugal, and sometimes Ireland and the UK. There are also indications, Aemet says, that this protective bubble is contracting as storms start to come a little closer: the recent storm Lorenzo, for example, was never going to affect us directly but it came quite close and caused indirect effects. 

Whatever the future might hold, at least for the time being our protective bubble should continue to keep us safe.

Walk for life 2019

Walk for life 2019

Updated 11 December: It’s this Sunday! Don’t miss it. Leaving Siam Mall at 11am for the annual Walk for Life to the Golden Mile in Playa de las Américas. Walkers will get an amazing send-off by Adeje’s volunteer firefighters, there’ll be a special memento of the event...

Snow on Teide as unstable weather starts to pass

Snow on Teide as unstable weather starts to pass

  Graphic Aemet. Photo: Carreteras Updated 6 December: The further rainfall arrived and, as promised, fell as snow in the National Park. The weather system continues to affect us but councils have now been stood down from their alert footing as it is now passing and...

The traditional jamón de la navidad

The traditional jamón de la navidad

  At this time of year, the traditional jamón de navidad is everywhere, whether on a stand being sliced or hanging from the ceiling as complete legs. I remember once, shortly after we’d moved here, seeing hams in Mercadona for around €35 and a week later, in El Corte...

35th Feria de Artesanía de Canarias 2019

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  Photo: Artesanía de Tenerife Just a reminder of the annual Feria de Artesanía de Canarias that starts tomorrow. Every year shortly before Christmas, the Canarian Government organizes a huge and extremely popular arts & crafts fair which alternates between the...

Another patera arrives at Tenerife

Another patera arrives at Tenerife

Another patera has arrived in Tenerife. Emergency services say that one carrying 28 occupants was seen off the Granadilla coast earlier today. None of the occupants required medical assistance and they are now in due process in care of the Guardia Civil. Source: Janet...

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