Tenerife
weather, climate and best time to visit


The largest and most famous Canary Island is Tenerife, with more than 10 million visitors each year. This is also the island with the highest mountain in Spain. The snow-capped mountain El Teide can be seen clearly in good weather from the surrounding islands. The rest of the island consists of tropical forests, volcanic lava areas and beautiful sandy beaches. The capital is Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife's weather makes it very popular among sun lovers. The climate is very favorable throughout the year. In the summer the weather is nice with 23°C and in the winter it is still pleasant with 18°C.

The southern part of the island is the most popular. The sun shines here almost every day of every month of the year. On average, the number of hours of sunshine is between 9 and 10 hours a day. It rains only occasionally.

Fine sea water temperature

The average sea water temperature per month in Tenerife is also very nice for swimming. The sea temperature is between 20°C in winter and around 25°C in summer. Famous seaside resorts in Tenerife are Costa Adeje and Playa de las Americas.

Also for hikers almost every month in Tenerife is suitable for activities. Only in the winter period there is a chance of snow in the mountains. The hiking trails in the national park can then sometimes be closed. The coolest months are November through May, but even then it is never cold. And in the middle of summer it can sometimes even be too hot.

Looking for an island with a little more green than Gran Canaria is recommended. If you want to be assured of sunshine, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the places to go.

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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.

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Climate Tenerife by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 23 21 20
Water temperature (°C) 22 21 20 21 21 23 23 24 25 25 24 22
Precipitation (mm) 11 13 10 9 4 2 3 7 8 18 24 15

Weather data from: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Tenerife weather

The weather for Tenerife over the next 14 days will be 22°C till 24° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 24°C.

The weather forecast for Tenerife is based on the weather in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

5-day weather forecast Tenerife

Weather
Max/min
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Sunday
2 october
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23°C
21°C
24°C
0 mm
7 m/s
Monday
3 october
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23°C
21°C
24°C
0 mm
5 m/s
Tuesday
4 october
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24°C
22°C
24°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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23°C
23°C
24°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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23°C
22°C
24°C
0 mm
7 m/s

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Climate Tenerife

The island Tenerife has a mediterranean climate. The summers are warm and dry, and the temperature is cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Tenerife is 21° degrees and there is about 124 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 201 days a year with an average humidity of 77% and an UV-index of 6.

Tenerife

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 23 21 20
Night temp. (°C) 17 16 17 17 19 20 21 22 22 22 20 19
Water temp. (°C) 22 21 20 21 21 23 23 24 25 25 24 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 11 13 10 9 4 2 3 7 8 18 24 15
Days with rain 7 9 8 6 3 2 3 3 5 8 11 8
Dry days 24 19 23 24 28 28 28 28 25 23 19 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 10 9 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Weather data from: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Tenerife?

Tenerife is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line 8,885 km from New Delhi. Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of Tenerife are:

  • Latitude: 28.291564
  • Longitude: -16.62913

The GPS coordinates are 28° 17' N, 16° 37' W

How long is the flight to Tenerife?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Tenerife is approximately 12 h. 20 min.

Airline tickets

What are the airports on Tenerife?

These are the airports on Tenerife:

  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS) in Granadilla de Abona
  • Tenerife Norte Airport (TFN) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

How many inhabitants does Tenerife have?

Tenerife has 891,111 inhabitants.

How big is Tenerife?

The surface area of Tenerife is 2,034 km². It is 1616x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Tenerife?

The capital of Tenerife is Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

What is the currency of Tenerife?

On Tenerife, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 2 October 2022

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.011 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 88.05 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.14 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 8,804.55 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Tenerife?

The area code to call Tenerife is +34.