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The climate of Tenerife North (Canary Islands / Spain)
The northern part of the island is the wetter and consequently the greener part of the island. Clear blue skies are fairly uncommon here, often clouds can be spotted. Humidity figures are also higher here than in the warm southern part of Tenerife. In combination with high temperatures this may cause things to feel muggy. The higher regions in the northern part of Tenerife are often in the clouds. Especially en route from Puerto de la Cruz to Teide it is often foggy.

Heavy weather
From October till March there is a risk of heavy weather. Every now and then the amount of rain that falls in a short period of time is too much for the sewer system to handle. Streets and basements may flood and even cars may get washed away. These kinds of extreme weather are hard to predict. However, fortunately this does not occur on a regular basis.

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 resulted in a large variety in the Teide National Park. If you have ever traveled 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)

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 North.

temperature (įC)


temperature (įC)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (įC)
January 17 11 6 13 19
February 17 11 7 11 19
March 18 11 7 11 19
April 20 12 7 10 19
May 21 14 8 8 20
June 23 15 9 6 21
July 25 16 10 4 22
August 27 17 9 5 23
September 26 17 8 6 23
October 23 15 7 10 23
November 20 15 6 12 22
December 18 12 6 13 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


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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