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Average climate of 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 293 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Tenerife.

The climate of Tenerife
  • Average yearly temperature: 23°C
  • Highest temperature: 27°C in August
  • Lowest temperature: 19°C in January, February and March
  • Precipitation: 293 mm per year, averaging 24 mm per month
  • Driest months: 1,4 mm in July, 3,2 mm in June and 3,4 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 53 mm in February, 50 mm in November and 46 mm in January

Climate table Tenerife

The climate table for Tenerife shows the average temperatures, precipitation, and UV index per month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) 19 19 19 20 22 24 26 27 26 25 21 20
Nighttime temperature (°C) 10 9 10 11 13 16 18 18 17 15 12 11
Precipitation (mm) 46 53 36 13 3,4 3,2 1,4 8,3 3,8 43 50 31
UV Index 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 5

Temperature per month in Tenerife

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

Temperature per month in Tenerife

Precipitation per month in Tenerife

This graph shows the average monthly precipitation in millimeters in Tenerife.

Precipitation per month in Tenerife

UV index per month in Tenerife

This graph shows the average UV index per month in Tenerife.

UV index per month in Tenerife

Yearly temperature in Tenerife

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

Yearly temperature in Tenerife

Yearly total precipitation in Tenerife

This graph shows the average yearly precipitation in millimeters in Tenerife.

Precipitation per year in Tenerife

More climate information about Tenerife

Tenerife's climate is ideal for those who like warm weather. In fact, the average temperature in Tenerife is 24 degrees Celsius. 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 towards the mid-20s and plenty of sunshine. The climate is warm but not too hot yet, and 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 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 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 space to enjoy!

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 20 degrees Celsius. Plus, there are fewer tourists at this time of year, so you'll 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 a day in winter and 10 hours of sunshine a day in summer.

Here you will also find some of the island's best beaches. 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

Because of its beautiful, warm, and sunny weather, Tenerife is a popular tourist destination all year. Tenerife's distinct climate is due to the north-eastern trade winds. These collect water vapour above the Atlantic Ocean, climb the Pico del Teide's northern slopes, and eventually trickle down in fine rain.

Temperatures vary because the Teide serves as a weather divide, separating two microclimates to the north and south.

Tenerife summer holiday

As the weather begins to warm up, the months of May through September are great for visiting the south of Tenerife. It entices visitors with its long, pleasant days and peaceful evenings. Even on the warmest summer days, a delightful cool sea breeze refreshes.

The months of May, June, and October are great for exploring Tenerife's north and east, as temperatures are mild and no rain is anticipated. Summertime temperatures will be higher in July, August, and September.

The winter season on Tenerife

If you are visiting Tenerife in the winter, it is best to stay in the south. Tenerife's winters are unusually warm, making it a popular time to visit, particularly in February, when the island hosts the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival. It is the world's second largest carnival, behind that of Rio de Janeiro, and is great for swimming and sunbathing.

Surfers go to the south coast in the winter to ride the enormous rollers. You may also view long-finned pilot whales and collect oranges in the spring. During the Christmas and Carnival seasons, rooms will be rather pricey.

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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Weather Experience: Excellent

Marvellous 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

Weather Experience: Excellent

An unforgettable experience, beautiful views, a 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

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

Weather Experience: Good

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

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

Weather Experience: Good

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

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

Weather Experience: Good

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

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

Weather Experience: Good

Tenerife in October was a pleasant surprise. The weather was mostly good with plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius. Occasional showers, but it 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

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 holiday.— This text has been automatically translated into English

Weather Experience: Excellent

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

Weather Experience: Excellent

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Weather Experience: Good

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

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Average weather in Tenerife per 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, precipitation, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.