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Best time to visit Tenerife, Spain

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The best time to visit Tenerife is March-May

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Tenerife? Look no further! March-May is the best time to go to Tenerife due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Tenerife can rise to a maximum of 24℃ (75℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 16℃ (62℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 15℃ (58℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Tenerife are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in June instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Tenerife below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

Tenerife seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Tenerife as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Tenerife is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Tenerife

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Tenerife for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Tenerife climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Tenerife for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Tenerife in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 8 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tenerife in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 9 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tenerife in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tenerife in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 8 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tenerife in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 5 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tenerife in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Tenerife in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Tenerife in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


Tenerife in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.

Tenerife in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Tenerife in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Tenerife in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tenerife in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Tenerife is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (73℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tenerife is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Tenerife is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tenerife, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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