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The climate of Tenerife South (Canary Islands / Spain)
The southern part of the island is dry and sunny. Daytime temperatures are between 20-30 degrees Celsius (68.0-86.0 degrees Fahrenheit) all year round. During the night temperatures are between 15-22 degrees Celsius (59.0-71.6 degrees Fahrenheit). This is also why tourists travel here all year round to enjoy their holiday. Together with Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Tenerife is the most popular winter sun destination in Europe. During the winter heavy showers are not uncommon here and it may feel cool. However, the number of pleasant days is much higher. Especially compared to the wetter and greyer Tenerife North the number of cloudy and or rainy days is much smaller in the south

Pico del Teide
Mount Pico del Teide is situated in the central part of Tenerife. During the winter the peaks of this mountain may get snow. This mountain forms the natural boundary between the dry south and the wet and green north. If you take a trip via one of the four routes that lead to the top of the mountain at 3,718 meters you can see the landscape change. Differences in soil, wind and other weather conditions have caused for a large variety in the Teide National Park. If you have ever travelled here you will have noticed the fierce winds on the northeastern side of the mountain. If you plan on taking a cable car to the top of the mountain you will have to be lucky. Due to heavy winds the cable car is often closed.

Differences in temperature
In the higher regions and the regions surrounding Mount Teide it is much colder than in the lower areas. Especially during the winter and during spring large differences in temperatures may occur. If you plan on visiting the central part of the island we advise you to pack warm clothes. (long trousers and a cardigan, sweater or coat)

Heat
During the summer it may get extremely hot on Tenerife when an easterly wind blows which supplies warm air from the Sahara. Chances of this happening are slim, but they do exist. A few days in a row with temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in combination with the desert sand may cause things to feel unpleasant on the island.
 

Specific climate information per city
The following climate information is available for Tenerife:
Costa Adeje
Costa del Silencio
Los Cristianos
Playa de las Americas
Puerto de la Cruz
Santa Cruz

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Tenerife South.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 20 15 6 10 19
February 20 14 7 8 19
March 21 15 7 6 19
April 22 16 9 4 20
May 24 18 10 3 21
June 25 20 11 1 22
July 28 21 10 1 23
August 29 22 9 1 24
September 27 21 8 2 24
October 25 19 7 4 23
November 22 17 6 7 22
December 21 15 6 9 20
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Disclaimer
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