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Tenerife Climate & Weather

Tenerife Climate and Weather


Tenerife has a wonderful climate; the average temperature is comfortable all year round, rarely dropping below 63°F (17°C) and seldom rising above 82°F (28°C). The cooling sea breeze ensures that there is little humidity and that the summer heat is bearable. During winter, between December and February, the evenings get cooler and the water temperatures drop, but is is never cold by European standards. The coldest month, January, experiences average temperatures between 59°F and 68°F (15°C and 20°C), and August, the hottest month, experiences average temperatures between 70°F and 77°F (21°C and 25°C). Rainfall in the summer months is almost non-existent, but showers are possible between October and April. The rain showers are usually short-lived and quickly replaced by sunshine. There are, however, distinct climate variations according to region on Tenerife: inland, particularly around Teide National Park, temperatures can drop far lower so dress for cool evenings and rainfall (or perhaps even snow!) if exploring the high altitudes around the interior of the island.

The most popular time to visit Tenerife is in the summer months of May to September, when it is hot and dry, but the beaches can be enjoyed year round (although the sea may be too cold for swimming).


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