Tenerife
Weather, climate and best time to visit

The largest and most famous Canary Island is Tenerife, with more than 10 million visitors a year. This is also the island with the highest mountain in Spain, the snow-covered mountain El Teide that you can see from the surrounding islands in good weather. A big contrast with the rest of the island that consists of tropical forests, volcanic lava areas and beautiful sandy beaches.

Tenerife is very popular among sun lovers because of the favourable weather throughout the year. This island is also suitable for walkers almost all year round. Only during the winterperiod is there a chance of snow in the mountains, so these hiking trails are sometimes closed. During summer it can be too hot.

Best time to visit Tenerife

The best time to visit the island of Tenerife in Spain is from May until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in on Tenerife is 23°C in August and the lowest is 18°C in February. The water temperature is between 20°C and 25°C.

Tenerife has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Tenerife or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Tenerife weather 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

Climate data from city: Santa Cruz de Tenerife




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Tenerife weather

The Tenerife weather for will be 18° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature is 20°C.

The Tenerife weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Tenerife 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Sunday
22 may
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22°C
13°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
SE
20°C
11
Monday
23 may
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22°C
14°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
SSW
20°C
11
Tuesday
24 may
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21°C
13°C
0.1 mm
20%
5 Bft
NNE
20°C
5
Wednesday
25 may
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18°C
12°C
0 mm
0%
5 Bft
NNE
20°C
8
Thursday
26 may
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20°C
12°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
ESE
20°C
11


Climate Tenerife

The island Tenerife has the mediterranean climate prevailing. 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

Climate data from city: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife weather by month

What is the average Tenerife weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Tenerife?

Tenerife is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 7,840 km from Cape Town. Tenerife is part of the archipelago 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 Cape Town International Airport to Tenerife is approximately 10 h. 50 min.

What are the airports on Tenerife?

These are the airports that are on Tenerife:

How many inhabitants are there on Tenerife?

Tenerife has approximately 891,111 inhabitants.

How big is Tenerife?

The area of Tenerife is around 2,034 km². It is 600x smaller than New Zealand.

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 to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.055 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 18.32 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5.46 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 1,832.19 South African rand

What is the area code of Tenerife?

The area code to call Tenerife is +34.