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)
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 del Silencio
Playa de las Americas
Puerto de la Cruz
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Tenerife South.
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:
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