Wednesday night was the coldest night recorded on the island for several decades ,according to weather data, with temperatures that did not exceed 9 degrees centigrade throughout the island.
The lowest temperature drops were experienced in Masdache and Villa de Teguise at 7 degrees.
Tourists and residents alike were astonished as temperatures in Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise were recorded at 9 degrees accompanied by heavy rain and in Tahiche 8.5C.
In Arrecife temperatures did not exceed 9 degrees, although this did not deter crowds at the fairground celebrating Carnaval.
February started cold and rainy and more dreary weather is predicted for the rest of the month.
According to Electrical appliance outlets on the island, more than 1,000 heaters have been sold during this year, with sales increasing greatly in the last two weeks due to the very cold weather.
On the coldest night some shops sold more than 300 heat appliances, selling out and then re-stocking because most customers were buying two to three heaters ,something not seen before here. The electricity grid is operating well with the extra demand and there have been no major supply cuts on the island.
In terms of rainfall, Mácher recorded 16.4 litres per square meter, the airport with 10.4 liters and Tahiche 9. In Tomarén 7.3, in Las Breñas 5 and in Tegoyo 6.
Finally, The Sara Carboot Sale has been moved to the 17th. February, so snuggle up and keep warm!