The Ultimate Tenerife Weather Guide

 

This is the Ultimate Guide to Tenerife Weather and covers most aspects of questions asked about the weather.
Getting an accurate weather forecast for the island can be trickt due to the micro climates.

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This video below contains a playlist of the weather averages for every month of the year.

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Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun

Jul  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec

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Weather for January

TempSea TempRainHumSun
18°C / 64°F21°C / 70°F66mm61%8 Hrs

January is generally the coldest month of the year. The best area if you are seeking the sun is by far the south of the Island. Temperatures drop during the early mornings and during the evenings so it’s essential to have a jacket or cardigan with you just in case it gets too chilly. The higher levels suffer the greatest temperature changes, especially throughout and after the occasional storm when it quite often snows in the mountainous areas.

Mount Teide

 

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Weather for February

TempSea TempRainHumSun
19°C / 66°F20°C / 68°F55mm65%9 Hrs

The weather for February follows the same pattern as January, being one of the coldest months of the year. It is also one of the months that are prone to more rainfall, which, unfortunately, can coincide with the Carnival activities. Cloudy skies are quite normal during this month in the North of the Island and cloudbanks are quite often formed in medium level areas (ranging between 600 and 1,800m high). Expect to experience spells of overcast skies in the South of the Island as this is quite common at this time of year.

Las Teresitas

 

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Weather for March

TempSea TempRainHumSun
20°C / 68°F20°C / 68°F42mm62%9 Hrs
At the beginning of March the weather pattern is pretty much the same as the two previous months. Jackets are still a requirement for journeys to the higher levels or for early morning excursions and late nights on the coastal areas.

Masca

 

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Weather for April

TempSea TempRainHumSun
20°C / 68°F21°C / 70°F31mm63%10 Hrs
With the arrival of April in Tenerife there is a definite feel of the Canarian spring in the air. As in the earlier months of the year, it’s advisable to be prepared with a jacket for early mornings and evenings, but on the whole, the weather is mainly dry with mild and comfortable temperatures throughout.

La Pinta

 

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Weather for May

TempSea TempRainHumSun
21°C / 70°F21°C / 70°F11mm64%10 Hrs
As the Canarian Spring begins to wind down, the temperatures continue to rise and the probability of rainfall decreases. The climate is usually moderate with hot temperatures throughout the day.

Camison

 

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Weather for June

TempSea TempRainHumSun
23°C / 73°F23°C / 73°F5mm67%10 Hrs
In previous years, the weather in May hasn’t varied a great deal from the weather experienced in June. The real Canarian summer seems to arrive later and then lasts right through to early November.

Teresitas

 

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Weather for July

TempSea TempRainHumSun
24°C / 75°F23°C / 73°F1mm64%11 Hrs
July brings the perfect beach weather to the island. Temperatures are now soaring up the scale, giving us an average temperature of 24º and 11 hours of sunshine per day.The weather during July is certainly one of the hottest and driest months of the year.

Las Americas

 

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Weather for August

TempSea TempRainHumSun
26°C / 79°F24°C / 75°F3mm63%10 Hrs
The island weather in August is much the same as July and usually on average, the hottest month of the year. The Calima is also common at this time of year and more frequent now than it has been in the past. It’s not uncommon to experience bouts of Calima during these months.

Puerto de la Cruz

 

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Weather for September

TempSea TempRainHumSun
25°C / 77°F25°C / 77°F13mm65%10 Hrs
September continues the weather pattern of August; temperatures are still high, on average around 25º with 10 hours of sunshine to enjoy per day. The sea temperature is also at it’s warmest in September.

Martianez

 

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Weather for October

TempSea TempRainHumSun
24°C / 75°F25°C / 77°F41mm64%9 Hrs
October shares September’s high sea temperatures and the beginning of October has a similar weather pattern to September. Plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures still abound although the possibility of light showers is on the increase.

Los Gigantes

 

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Weather for November

TempSea TempRainHumSun
22°C / 72°F22°C / 72°F69mm65%8 Hrs
November starts with similar average sea and air temperatures of 22º which make it the ideal time to take a dip in the sea. Temperatures during the early morning and evening continue to decrease and the chance of experiencing a shower is also on the increase.

Santa Ursula

 

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Weather for December

TempSea TempRainHumSun
19°C / 66°F21°C / 70°F75mm64%7 Hrs
Temperatures continue to drop as we enter into the Canarian Winter season. December is one of the coolest months of the year and has the highest probability of rainfall. The sea temperature also falls and the general weather conditions change from the weather pattern seen in previous months. We still have 7 hours of sunshine a day and it’s normal to experience a mixture of cloud and sunny spells throughout the day.

Snow covered Teide

 

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What is a Calima?

Calima is the local term used in the Canaries for the presence of airborne dust that comes from the African continent, mainly from the Sahara desert and the Sahel region. During bad episodes of Calima the air develops a dense appearance, turning a reddish colour and visibility is reduced.

Calima weather in Tenerife

 Satellite image of Calima blowing towards the Canary Islands

 

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Weather Alerts

Every so often, you’ll hear weather alerts being announced and specific colours being designated for certain weather conditions.

 

Tenerife yellow flag alert

Yellow is low risk and you probably won’t even notice anything.

 

Tenerife orange flag alert

Orange means bad weather is on its way and you need to take precautions.

 

Tenerife red flag alert

Red is for extreme weather and advisable to stay indoors until it passes.

 

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We hope you found this useful and look forward to seeing you in our community.

Resources

Aemet.es – Spanish meteorological agency.

Holiday Weather – Weather averages.

Wikipedia – Tenerife Wiki page.

Turismo de Tenerife – Tenerife tourist site.

Tenerife Forum – Tenerife site.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks for the info and your time putting this together.A great tool.
    BRAVO.

    Regards
    Brian .BB

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