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 tricky due to the micro climates.
Our weather data is based on averages throughout the Island and will be updated as and when the metrics change. For current and specific questions about the weather, please consider joining our popular community below.
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Weather for January
|18°C / 64°F||21°C / 70°F||66mm||61%||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.
Weather for February
|19°C / 66°F||20°C / 68°F||55mm||65%||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.
Weather for March
|20°C / 68°F||20°C / 68°F||42mm||62%||9 Hrs|
Weather for April
|20°C / 68°F||21°C / 70°F||31mm||63%||10 Hrs|
Weather for May
|21°C / 70°F||21°C / 70°F||11mm||64%||10 Hrs|
Weather for June
|23°C / 73°F||23°C / 73°F||5mm||67%||10 Hrs|
Weather for July
|24°C / 75°F||23°C / 73°F||1mm||64%||11 Hrs|
Weather for August
|26°C / 79°F||24°C / 75°F||3mm||63%||10 Hrs|
Weather for September
|25°C / 77°F||25°C / 77°F||13mm||65%||10 Hrs|
Weather for October
|24°C / 75°F||25°C / 77°F||41mm||64%||9 Hrs|
Weather for November
|22°C / 72°F||22°C / 72°F||69mm||65%||8 Hrs|
Weather for December
|19°C / 66°F||21°C / 70°F||75mm||64%||7 Hrs|
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.
Satellite image of Calima blowing towards the Canary Islands
Every so often, you’ll hear weather alerts being announced and specific colours being designated for certain weather conditions.
Yellow is low risk and you probably won’t even notice anything.
Orange means bad weather is on its way and you need to take precautions.
Red is for extreme weather and advisable to stay indoors until it passes.
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