What is the best time to visit Tenerife?

The best time to visit Tenerife is during Spring or Autumn. The subtropical climate of this island ensures plenty of sunshine all year round. It is truly an alluring destination irrespective of when you visit. The Canary Islands are often called the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’ owing to the year-round sunshine. The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife, is most famous for its Carnaval de Santa Cruz that involves parades, dancing, music and colourful costumes. August is the best month to visit Tenerife for water sports. Summer, as well as winter, form the peak season for tourism in Tenerife. The island gets especially busy in summer owing to the school vacations. The Canary Islands are the warmest place in Europe during the winters. Europeans tend to flock to Tenerife to avoid chilly temperatures and snow in their hometown. Winter is also carnival season, adding to the crowds. Spring and Autumn constitute the low season for tourism in Tenerife. You can get the cheapest deals on flights and accommodation during this time. One advantage of Tenerife is that it is a year-round holiday destination, and none of the activities or public places shut down during any of the seasons.

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Monthly Weather in Tenerife

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 10 15
February 10 15
March 11 17
April 13 20
May 15 21
June 16 23
July 18 26
August 19 28
September 17 25
October 15 21
November 12 18
December 11 16

Tenerife in Spring (March to May)

You can expect plenty of sunshine during Spring. The average maximum temperature is around 22.5 degrees, and the average minimum temperature is 13 degrees Celsius. March is one of the wettest and coldest months of the year. However, the rainfall gradually reduces over the month. You can expect an average of 13 hours of daylight during this pleasant season. The sea is also of a moderate temperature, making it an excellent time to take part in water activities. Semana Santa and Pascua take place either in March or April depending on the calendar.

Tenerife in Summer (June to August)

The weather in Tenerife during the summer is warm with a little precipitation. The average maximum temperature is 25 degrees Celsius in June and July and goes up to 28 degrees Celsius in August. The average minimum temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius. The days are fairly long, recording close to 14 hours of daylight. August is the hottest month of the year and also a popular time to visit this subtropical destination. Corpus Christi is held in June. Locals decorate the town square with remarkable pieces of artwork. Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria or the Festival of Lady Candelaria is celebrated in mid-August. Music Festival of the Canary Islands is a prestigious European classical music festival that takes place in June.

Tenerife in Autumn (September to November)

The weather starts to get relatively comfortable in Tenerife. The average high temperature is around 27 degrees Celsius and the average minimum temperature is only about 18 degrees Celsius in September. The average maximum temperature falls to 25 degrees Celsius in the succeeding months. Sabandeno Festival is a folk music festival hosted in September. It is a platform for international bands and artists to showcase their music.

Tenerife in Winter (December to February)

Winter in Tenerife is nice and warm. The Canary Islands have been aptly nicknamed ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’. The average maximum temperature is around 20 degrees Celsius and you can expect close to ten hours of daylight. There is still plenty of sunshine and the evenings tend to get a bit chilly. January is the coldest and wettest month in Tenerife. The average minimum temperature drops to 12 degrees Celsius. The world famous Carnival takes place in February. It is the second largest carnival in the world, after Rio de Janeiro. Lanzarote International Marathon is hosted in December.

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