A Month by Month Guide to Tenerife’s Weather

Tenerife is the largest and most popular Canary Island which comes as no surprise since it’s blessed with guaranteed sunshine almost all year round. Thanks to its location just off the west coast of Africa, temperatures rarely drop below the toasty twenties and we’re talking about the winter months too!

Since your spoilt for choice with guaranteed heat every month of the year and no bad time to visit, we’ve broken things down into a rough guide to help you choose the best time to go to Tenerife.

The summer season runs from May to October and the winter season is from November to April. So whether you’re looking for your next summer holiday, or a spot to catch some winter sun, let’s take a look at what weather you can expect during holidays in Tenerife.

Summer (May – October)

The summer season runs from May to October. During these months Tenerife can get super-hot with daily highs of 28°C from June all the way through to September and sometimes reaching a boiling 29°C in August. These temperatures can be found on the islands South Coast in resorts such as Los Cristianos, Playa de Las Americas and Playa Paraiso which tend to come over from the Western Sahara in Africa.

As for the North Coast, resorts such as Puerto de la Cruz and Las Celetillas are just as hot yet a little more overcast and windy — perfect for those that want to get involved in windsurfing.

For those that don’t like it too hot, steady winds cool things down a little, plus the sparkling Mediterranean Sea waters are also a great place to cool off. As for an evening, temperatures do drop but remain in the early twenties. Here’s what to expect month by month.


May — 24°C

June — 26°C

July — 28°C

August — 29°C

September — 28°C

October — 26°C

Winter (November – April)

The winter months in Tenerife are sometimes considered the best times to travel and rightly so, not only for the warm weather but it’s a great time to bag some brilliant bargains too.  Temperatures in the South remain pleasantly warm, hovering around 20°C and although the odd light shower can occur, they keep things cool and rarely last for long.

Up on the North Coast, things are slightly cooler but again rain is still very infrequent. When it comes to a night time, temperatures can lower to around 14°C which is often still enjoyable for us Brits!

November — 24°C

December — 22°C

January — 21°C

February — 21°C

March — 22°C

April — 23°C

So, what’s the ideal temperature for you? Decided on the month you’d like to jet away? Now let’s find out how much you can save on a Tenerife holiday.



*Temperature information from MetOffice.gov.uk