20 to 27°C
3770 hours
sunshine per day
227 mm
292 days
73 days
0 days

Climate of Tenerife

The climate in Tenerife is ideal for those who like warm weather. In fact, the average temperature in Tenerife is 75 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celcius). Located just off the coast of Africa, Tenerife benefits from its perfect location, giving it a subtropical climate that is warm all year round. It is therefore also a popular destination for winter sun seekers.

Climate averages for the whole year

  • Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 20°C and 27°C
  • Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 17°C and 23°C
  • Sea temperature: the sea temperature is between 20°C and 25°C
  • Rain: it rains 73 days and there is a total of approximately 227 mm rainfall
  • Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3770 sun hours
Maximum temperature: between 20°C and 27°C
Warmest month: 27°C in August
Coldest month: 20°C in March
Night temperature: between 17°C and 23°C
Sea temperature: between 20°C and 25°C
Dry days: 292 days
Days with rain: 73 days
Days with snow: 0 days
Total rain sum: 227 mm
Hours of sunshine: 3770 hours

Spring (March-May)

Spring in Tenerife is lovely, with temperatures starting to creep toward nearly 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celcius) and plenty of sunshine. The climate is warm but not too hot yet, and the flowers are in bloom. This is the perfect time to avoid the heat of summer and explore the island\'s many hiking trails and breathtaking scenery.

Summer (June-August)

Tenerife in summer is the busiest time of the year, as tourists flock to the island to enjoy its beautiful beaches and pleasant temperature. The average temperature at this time of year hovers around 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). This is the perfect time to enjoy the island\'s many beaches or take a dip in the pool.

Autumn (September-November)

Autumn is a milder time of year in Tenerife, with average temperatures of 72-77 degrees Fahrenheit (22-25 degrees Celsius). This makes it an ideal time for visitors who want to avoid the heat and still enjoy all that Tenerife has to offer. The crowds are also reduced at this time of year, giving you more room to enjoy yourself!

Winter (December-February)

The coolest time of year in Tenerife is in winter, but that doesn\'t mean it\'s not worth a visit! You\'ll be surprised how warm it can still be. Average winter temperatures still hover around 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). Plus, there are fewer tourists at this time of year, so you have the island more or less to yourself!

What is the sunniest side of Tenerife?

The south side of the island is the sunniest side of Tenerife. This is because the south side of Tenerife faces Africa, where the sun shines most of the time. In the south, you have an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day in the winter and 10 hours of sunshine per day in the summer.

Here you will also find some of the best beaches on the island. Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos are two of the most popular tourist destinations, and it\'s no wonder why when you see the sparkling turquoise water and soft golden sand.

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Temperature graph

This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Tenerife.

Precipitation graph

This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Tenerife.

Climate table of Tenerife

In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Tenerife. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Tenerife might be like in a given month.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 65 64 65 66 67 70 72 73 74 74 70 68
Night temp. (°F) 63 62 62 63 65 68 70 71 72 71 68 65
Water temp. (°F) 68 70 68 70 70 73 73 75 77 77 75 72
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 9 14 9 6 1 0 0 2 7 12 13 17
Days with rain 7 9 8 6 3 2 3 3 5 8 11 8
Dry days 24 19 23 24 28 28 28 28 25 23 19 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 11 11 10 10 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Best time to visit Tenerife

Tenerife is a popular tourist destination all year owing to its gorgeous, warm, and sunny weather. The north-eastern trade winds are responsible for Tenerife's unique climate. These collect water vapour over the Atlantic Ocean, climb across the northern slopes of the Pico del Teide, and eventually drip down in fine drizzle.

Temperatures change because the Teide functions as a weather divide, creating two microclimates to the north and south.

Summer vacation

The months of May through the end of September are ideal for visiting the south of Tenerife, as the weather begins to heat up. It draws people in with its long, pleasant days and gentle evenings. A wonderful cold sea wind refreshes even the hottest summer days.

The ideal months to explore Tenerife's north and east are May, June, and October, when temperatures are warm and no rain is forecast. The summer months of July, August, and September will be warmer.

Tenerife's winter season

If you're visiting Tenerife during the winter, it's preferable to stay in the south. Tenerife's winters are exceptionally warm, making it a popular time to come, especially in February, when the island is famed for its Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival. It is the world's second largest carnival, after Rio's, and is ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Surfers visit in the winter to ride the south coast's massive rollers. During the spring, you may also see long-finned pilot whales and gather oranges. Rooms will be quite expensive during the Christmas and Carnival seasons.

Climate of Tenerife by month

What is the average climate in a given month for Tenerife? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.

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