Tenerife weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Tenerife

The best time to visit the island of on 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 on 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 weather Tenerife 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 temp. (°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

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14 day weather forecast Tenerife

The weather for on Tenerife will be around 19° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 1.9 mm 65% 8 m/s 1
Monday 29 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
17°
22° 2.6 mm 70% 9 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 2.3 mm 70% 5 m/s 1
Wednesday 1 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
17°
22° 0.8 mm 45% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0.7 mm 40% 7 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0.7 mm 40% 7 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
17°
22° 1.5 mm 60% 6 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
18°
22° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0.9 mm 50% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0.8 mm 45% 5 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
17°
22° 0.2 mm 15% 7 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0.1 mm 10% 7 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
22° 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
19°
22° 0 mm 0% 7 m/s 1

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.

Climate table of 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 weather like in a given month for Tenerife? 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 28 November 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Tenerife?

The area code to call Tenerife is +34.