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What is the climate like in Tenerife?

The climate of Tenerife has an average yearly temperature of 23°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to 19°C and rise to 27°C.

Annually, about 279 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Tenerife.

The best time to visit Tenerife is January until December. During this period, you will experience pleasant temperatures and not too much rain, making it ideal to visit Tenerife.

Temperature 19 to 27°C
Rain 279 mm

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The climate of Tenerife
  • Average yearly temperature: 23°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in July and August
  • Lowest temperature: 19°C in January and February
  • Rainfall: 279 mm per year, averaging 23 mm by month
  • Driest months: 1,3 mm in July, 2,9 mm in June and 3,1 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 52 mm in February, 47 mm in November and 45 mm in January

Climate table Tenerife

The climate table for Tenerife shows the average temperatures, rainfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 19 19 20 21 22 24 27 27 26 25 22 20
Nighttime temperature (°C) 9 8 10 10 13 16 18 18 16 14 11 10
Rainfall (mm) 45 52 33 12 3,1 2,9 1,3 8,4 3,6 42 47 28
UV Index 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 5
Best month Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Temperature by month in Tenerife

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Tenerife, Spain

Temperature by month in Tenerife, Spain

Rainfall by month in Tenerife

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Tenerife, Spain.

Rainfall by month in Tenerife, Spain

UV index by month in Tenerife

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Tenerife, Spain.

UV index by month in Tenerife, Spain

Yearly temperature in Tenerife

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Tenerife, Spain, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Tenerife, Spain

Yearly total rainfall in Tenerife

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Tenerife, Spain.

Rainfall per year in Tenerife, Spain

More climate information about 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.

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.

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.

Weather experiences in Tenerife

The weather in Tenerife is rated an average of 4,1 out of 5 stars by 14 visitors.

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Wonderful I left Switzerland with a negative temperature and entered South Tenerife at 26 degrees I couldn't ask for more— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Unforgettable experience , beautiful views climate just right for the elderly , a lot of sightseeing and a great holiday— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Tenerife's weather in November was mixed, with variable temperatures and occasional rain. Not the best month for beach vacations, but still worthwhile for other activities.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Tenerife in December was pleasant with temperatures around 18 degrees Celsius, but also some rainy days. Suitable for those who want to celebrate Christmas in a mild climate.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

The weather in Tenerife in September was warm and sunny, but we had more rain than expected. Still good for a sun vacation, but be prepared for showers.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Tenerife offered mild weather with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. Occasional showers, but overall a pleasant experience.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Tenerife was beautiful. The weather was warm and sunny, perfect for beach activities and excursions. Little rain, so a great choice for a vacation before summer starts.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Tenerife in February was fantastic. The weather was mostly good with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. We only had a few days with some rain, but that didn't spoil the fun. Perfect for exploring the island and enjoying nature— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Moderate StarStarStar

Tenerife in April was mixed. The first half of the month was pleasant with sunny days and temperatures around 22 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately, in the second half we received more rain than expected, so some plans fell through. Overall good, but be prepared for changeable weather at this time of year.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Tenerife in October was a pleasant surprise. The weather was mostly good with lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. Occasional showers, but that didn't bother. Perfect for walks and beach days. Recommended for those who want to avoid the crowds and like mild autumn weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

July in Tenerife was almost perfect. Sun-drenched days with pleasant warmth, ideal for beach lovers and exploring the island. A few days were a little too hot, but generally the sea breeze provided the necessary cooling. Great weather for a summer vacation.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent StarStarStarStarStar

Of the 8 days, 7 had full sun and blue skies, around 25 degrees. 1 day cloudy, dry and around 23 degrees.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Weather Experience: Good StarStarStarStar

Fine weather, mostly 20 A 22 degrees. Plenty of sunshine, sometimes a splash of rain. In the mountains it is colder and quite rainy. In the south most chance of good weather.— This text has been automatically translated into English

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Average weather in Tenerife by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Tenerife and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Tenerife, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.