Best time to visit Tenerife

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Best time of year to visit Tenerife

In case you'd like to cut corners, summer months will be appropriate for the trip, as accommodation rates drop significantly. But make sure to book in advance. Spring and fall are considered to be the best time to visit Tenerife. From March through October the weather gets really hot, perfect for the beach activities. Mild winter months are for paragliding and exploring the island. February on Tenerife is famous for its Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival, the second largest carnival in the world after Rio's, and is optimal for swimming and sunbathing too. You can also witness long-finned pilot whales and pick oranges during spring.

13 THINGS TO DO IN TENERIFE (SEPTEMBER 03 - SEPTEMBER 12)

Sea of Clouds

Sea of Clouds

May–October • nature

A jaw-dropping scene of the "mar de nubes" is offered on the highest peaks

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–November • activity

The best climate for beach holidays, with over 3,000 hours of the sunshine​ per year, awaits you

Diving and Snorkelling​

Diving and Snorkelling​

March–October • activity

Take a deep breath and dive into the diversity of the amazing underwater world of the Canarian coast

Surfing

Surfing

September–April • activity

Catch some waves and glide over the waters of the Atlantic

Natural Rock Pools

Natural Rock Pools

March–November • activity

Natural rock pools of volcanic origin offer a peaceful and very relaxing swim for everybody

Romerías de Tenerife

Romerías de Tenerife

late April–early September • event

Traditional Canarian Romarías welcome everyone to join the celebration full of fun and free food

Wine Season

Wine Season

July–October • food

An exotic way of growing vines and the fabulous tastes of dried​ and sweets is truly a highlight of the islands

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

May–September • activity

Grab your board and catch the wind at the best windsurfing destination in Europe

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

September–November • nature

Big and beautiful manta rays are incredible to observe while diving in their underwater world

Cochineal Harvest

Cochineal Harvest

September–October • nature

Come and see how insects, which are so important for the economic life of the Canary Islands, are grown in cactus fields

Papaya

Papaya

September–October • food

Don't miss the chance to try various desserts with papaya, or just eat it fresh

Mango Season

Mango Season

June–December • food

A sweet fruit for breakfast for the sweetest mornings

Tuno or Prickly Pear

Tuno or Prickly Pear

August–September • food

Amazing cactus fruits that can make a great dessert or tasty ice-cream

18 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival

February 19–March 01, 2020 • event

One of the most famous carnivals in the world, after the Carnival in Rio. Don't miss a chance to take part in the most colourful and crazy open air party of the Canary Islands

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz Carnival

February 16–March 01, 2020 • event

Incredible festivities and celebrations await you in Puerto de la Cruz

Stargazing

Stargazing

March | August • activity

The clear night sky and amazing stars and meteor showers attract many visitors to the Canaries

Whale and Dolphin Watching

Whale and Dolphin Watching

December–May • activity

Get closer to the beautiful creatures of the ocean depths. The Canary Islands is the place to go if you want to meet whales and dolphins

Walking Festivals

Walking Festivals

May 19–23, 2020 (Tenerife) • activity

Want to see the most interesting parts of the island? Just take part in the next Gran Canaria Walking Festival or Tenerife Walking Festival

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day

Epiphany or Three Kings' Day

January 05–January 06 • event

Try out a new, fresh way of celebrating Epiphany on the Kings' Day eve. The most beloved holiday for children in Canaria

Cheese Festival(Fiesta del Queso)

Cheese Festival(Fiesta del Queso)

all year | April 29, 2018 | May 06, 2018 • food

Watch the process of cheese making, learn some unique techniques, or just visit the dairy and try some of the world's finest cheeses

Dia de la Trilla

Dia de la Trilla

July 25, 2020 • event

An authentic agricultural fiesta with horse racing, enormous bulls, and lots of fun traditions

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

Long-Finned Pilot Whale

March–April • nature

Don't miss a chance to meet with long-finned pilot whales

Paragliding

Paragliding

October–March • activity

Paragliding over Canary islands may become one of the most exciting activities you've ever tried

Orange Harvest

Orange Harvest

October–May • food

Drink orange juice and eat as much fruit as you can during your Canarian vacations

Gofio

Gofio

November–March • food

This milled grain resembling wholegrain flour can be mixed with anything from water to broth, oil, and even honey—depending on what you want to obtain—a soup, a porridge, or a dessert

Wrinkled Potatoes or Papas Arrugadas

Wrinkled Potatoes or Papas Arrugadas

mid-January–mid-June • food

Some of you might sceptically say: "They won't impress me with potatoes." But don't be so hasty—baby potatoes cooked in sea salt are listed among 7 gastronomical marvels of Spain

Atlantic Canary Breeding

Atlantic Canary Breeding

April–June • nature

A charming little symbol of the Canary Islands

Almond Trees in Bloom

Almond Trees in Bloom

late January–early February • nature

Enjoy the beauty of delicate rosy flowers on a green background of fresh new grass in the middle of winter

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–March • activity

A huge variety of birds come to these beautiful forests and charming coasts for their winter holidays

Cycling

Cycling

January–March • activity

Various routes and diverse landscapes on every island offer some new and unforgettable experiences. A real adventure on the wheels awaits you

Semana Santa & Easter

Semana Santa & Easter

April 05–12, 2020 • event

The "penitents" in pointed hoods, barefoot "Nazarenes", and religious statues take over the streets for a week of solemn processions

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Tenerife weather in January

10.7/10 score
Ideal
18° average
average temperatures
4 mm
precipitation
10h 32m
daylight duration
Tenerife weather in January is perfect for those who adore moderate heat and freshness. The temperature is around 18–20 °C (64–68 °F) during the day and goes up slightly during the afternoon. To feel comfortable, it would be a good idea to keep a sweater, especially in the early morning and after sunset. It shouldn’t rain often so one could enjoy the clear sky and wonderful views. Bear in mind that there could be a weather contrast between the sunny coast and the mountains, which could even get a bit of snow. Bring some warmer clothes case you are planning on conquering mountain peaks.

Tenerife weather in February

10.7/10 score
Ideal
17° average
average temperatures
5 mm
precipitation
11h 09m
daylight duration
The weather in February is great for any kind of tourist activities. It’s a perfect time for hiking and being outdoors if one enjoys nature. The climate is very comfortable as it’s usually sunny, and the air temperatures are mild. It’s getting even more pleasing towards the end of the month due to the less significant temperature difference between morning and noon. Don’t forget to bring a rain jacket just in case, though. There is a higher chance of getting precipitation on the northern windward side of the island compared to the south.

Tenerife weather in March

11.4/10 score
Ideal
19° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
11h 59m
daylight duration
The weather in March is gets warmer as spring comes to Tenerife. One could still expect fresh mornings and a mild temperature during the day, so having warm clothes would contribute to feeling comfortable. It’s sunny most of the time, and one could really enjoy outdoor activities and exploring the island. Don’t forget to bring a rain jacket, just in case. There is a higher chance of precipitation on the northern windward side of the island compared to the south.

Tenerife weather in April

10.1/10 score
Ideal
20° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
12h 50m
daylight duration
The weather in April is known for having a comfortable heat during the day. While mornings are still pleasantly fresh, the sun is warming the island more and more, and it’s getting drier as the spring comes to an island. One could freely go out for outdoor activities without thinking about the risk of rain. While the climate is quite warm, get some layers of clothes as it might be comfortable to wear a t-shirt with shorts during the day and jeans with a jacket for the evening. Double-check the weather conditions for different parts of the island you go to to make sure you have everything needed to stay comfortable.

Tenerife weather in May

9.6/10 score
Ideal
21° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
13h 33m
daylight duration
The weather in May gets warmer and drier as the sun keeps heating up the island. The climate is nearly ideal as it’s warmer in the morning and the temperature rises slowly until the middle of the day. This makes it pleasing to spend a day outside either on the coast or up in the mountains. Make sure to double-check the weather for different locations as it could vary across the island. It could be much warmer and drier in the south compared to the northern windward side of the island.

Tenerife weather in June

9.6/10 score
Ideal
22° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
13h 55m
daylight duration
June is typically one of the driest and sunniest months of the year on Tenerife. This time is perfect for a beach vacation, as well as for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Even though it’s summertime, the highest air temperature is relatively comfortable with average highs up to 27 °C (81 °F). The weather in the south and the north of the island might differ slightly, so double-check all the details for the places you would like to visit. It’s recommended to wear light cotton or linen clothes to feel comfy and enjoy the pleasant heat.

Tenerife weather in July

9.2/10 score
Ideal
24° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
13h 45m
daylight duration
The weather in July is dry and comfortably hot. It’s a great time to enjoy the beach and all kinds of activities on the coast. The highest air temperature at its peak is relatively comfortable, with average highs up to 27°C (81 °F). The weather in the south and the north of the island might differ a little bit, so we suggest you double-check all the details for the places you would like to visit. To enjoy the pleasant heat of the summer on Tenerife, it’s good to wear light cotton or linen clothes to feel comfy and cool.

Tenerife weather in August

8.9/10 score
Excellent
25° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
13h 09m
daylight duration
The summer is at its peak on Tenerife in August. Despite this fact, the heat is not as fierce, and the average maximum temperature reaches around 29 °C (84 °F). From time to time, clouds might create natural shade, and it’s even more enjoyable to stay outside the whole day. The weather should be great across the island, but there might be some fluctuations. Thus, make sure to double-check weather conditions specifically for places you would like to go to. Wearing light cotton or linen clothes should be a good idea wherever you go on Tenerife.

Tenerife weather in September

9.1/10 score
Ideal
24° average
average temperatures
3 mm
precipitation
12h 20m
daylight duration
The air temperature goes down slightly after a hot and busy summer on Tenerife. It's not that dry, but one should not fear to get soaked through. The water temperature is excellent for swimming and together with the milder heat conditions is almost ideal for spending time at the beach. Make sure to check the weather for different locations across the island as it might differ. You could be sure to have a comfortable and pleasant stay anywhere you go.

Tenerife weather in October

9.3/10 score
Ideal
24° average
average temperatures
4 mm
precipitation
11h 29m
daylight duration
October brings a bit more rain to sunny Tenerife. The weather is still pleasantly warm and perfect for outdoor activities on the coast and up in the mountains. The water is warm, so spending time at the beach should be a great option too. Make sure to check the specific weather forecast for the place you plan to visit as conditions might differ between the northern and the southern parts of the island. Bring a rain jacket just in case there happens to be a rare rain.

Tenerife weather in November

10.3/10 score
Ideal
21° average
average temperatures
4 mm
precipitation
10h 45m
daylight duration
The weather in November is pleasantly warm and comfortable with a bit more rainy days. Winds bring more humidity to the northern windward side of the island, so one is less likely to get a few drops of rain on the south. Make sure to check the weather forecast for specific locations you plan to visit as conditions might vary depending on where you go. Bring a rain jacket as it might rain and keep a sweater to stay comfortable in the morning.

Tenerife weather in December

10.6/10 score
Ideal
19° average
average temperatures
4 mm
precipitation
10h 22m
daylight duration
December is labelled as the wettest month of the year on Tenerife. Despite this fact, the weather is generally warm and pleasant so one could enjoy a comfortable stay on the island. Climate might vary depending on the place you go, so make sure to check the weather forecast for the specific location you are interested in. Generally, it’s more humid and colder in the north of the island and up in the mountains. Bring a waterproof jacket just in case it rains and keep a sweater to stay comfortable in the morning.