The best time to visit Tenerife

Beste Reisezeit Teneriffa
Weather in Tenerife: always pleasantly warm, not for nothing are the Canary Islands the islands of springs

The specific weather conditions in Tenerife are one of the characteristics of the largest of the Canary Islands. Although it should be hot and dry due to its proximity to the Sahara and the African continent, which is only 250 kilometres away, Tenerife's weather is characterised by a consistently warm climate. There are mild temperatures ranging from 17°C in winter to 30°C in summer, making the island an attractive holiday destination all year round!

The unique climate of Tenerife is caused by the north-eastern trade winds. These absorb water vapour over the Atlantic Ocean, rise up the northern slopes of the Pico del Teide into an impressive sea of clouds and finally fall down in fine drizzle. Since the Teide acts like a weather divide, two microclimates and an exciting contrast between north and south are created. While Tenerife's weather is characterised by slightly cooler, wetter temperatures in the north, the south remains dry and sunny-warm. It is precisely this weather phenomenon that makes this holiday paradise so attractive. In the special climate of Tenerife you can lie on the white sandy beach and swim in the pleasantly warm sea at the same time, but you can also observe the snow-covered slopes of the Pico del Teide.

The weather on Tenerife is generally quite predictable - the island has mild temperatures all year round, over 220 hours of sunshine a year and little rainfall. On Tenerife not only the seasons determine the weather and climate, but also the cardinal points. Before you book your holiday in Tenerife, you should therefore inform yourself about the seasons in Tenerife. This may make it easier to decide whether you want to travel to the north, east, south or west of the island.

 

When is the best time to visit Tenerife? Which temperatures in which month? How many hours of sunshine are there and when?

We give you concrete answers to these questions.

The best time to visit Tenerife depends upon the region you wish to visit. Even though the largest Canary Island is known as the "Island of Eternal Spring" for its year round mild temperatures averaging 23°C, there are regional differences. The trade winds and the Pico del Teide, which acts like a weather divide, influence very opposite weather conditions from north to south.

If you are looking for the highest temperatures and most hours of sunshine, the best place to spend your holidays is in the south of Tenerife. As the trade winds form clouds and rain off the northern slopes of the Pico del Teide, there is hardly any precipitation in southern areas of the island.

The best time to travel is at the beginning of June or the end of September - i.e. shortly before or after the summer. During this time, air and water temperatures are pleasantly warm throughout the island, without being too hot. The average temperature is 25°C, while nine hours of sunshine are expected. The summer in the south attracts with long, warm days and mild nights!

A different scene can be seen in cities like Puerto de la Cruz in the north, around San Miguel de Tajao in the east and in the centre of the island. As far as the weather in Tenerife is concerned, you can expect fewer hours of sunshine here, and in the winter months there is also rainfall. Nevertheless, it is pleasantly warm at 17° to 20°C - nothing stands in the way of a bathing and beach holiday or extensive hiking tours even in winter!

The best time to visit Tenerife in the north and east is in May, June and October, when the temperatures are mild 23°C and no rain is expected. It will be warmer in the summer months of July, August and September with up to 26°C and nine hours of sunshine.

Weather in Tenerife in the monthly view

 JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
Daytime Temperature 20° 21° 22° 23° 24° 26° 28° 29° 28° 26° 24° 21°
Night Temperature 14° 14° 15° 16° 17° 19° 20° 21° 21° 19° 17° 67°
Hours of sunshine per day 6h 7h 7h 8h 9h 9h 11h 11h 8h 7h 6h 5h
Humidity 68% 67% 64% 61% 63% 63% 59% 62% 66% 67% 68% 68%
Water temperature 19° 18° 18° 18° 19° 20° 21° 22° 23° 23° 21°
Rainy days 7 5 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 7

Average values of the last 30 years. Deviation per location possible

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