Tenerife, the main tourist destination of the Canary Islands, enjoys a particularly mild climate, often called the island of eternal spring, the climate of Tenerife has temperatures that vary very little during the year, little rain and constant trade winds.
The island is located at the same latitude as the Sahara desert, the climate thanks to the influence of the Atlantic ocean and the influence of trade winds is hot and dry, with mild temperatures throughout the year and with little rain and only in the winter months. Average summer temperatures vary between 29 ° C and 21 ° C, while average winter temperatures vary between 15 ° C and 20 ° C. The average annual temperature of the island is 21.5 ° C.
The rains are nonexistent between May and September, and quite scarce in the other months. The rainiest months are December, January and February. The annual average rainfall in the city of Santa Cruz, located along the east coast in the northern part of the island, is only 225 mm. The west coast of the island is much rainier, in particular the rainiest place on Tenerife is located along the slopes of the La Orotava mountain range. In Santa Cruz de Tenerife there are only 29 rainy days per year. The daylight hours are 2,851 per year.
Due to the orographic conformation of Tenerife, and the presence of high mountains, during the winter snow is always present on the top of the Teide volcano.
The sea water temperature varies between 19 ° C in January and 23 ° C in September and October. In Tenerife it is possible to swim between March and November, however the water is never too hot.
WHEN TO GO TO TENERIFE
Tenerife can be visited at any time of the year, it is not for nothing that it is called the island of eternal spring.
THE CLIMATE OF TENERIFE: CLIMATIC TABLES
|SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE (4 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea water temperature °C|