We always try to avoid mentioning the weather in Tenerife where possible. It’s because it’s a topic that has been done to death. However, it’s important to know the weather of places you’ve been planning to spend your vacation beforehand.
You can neglect the weather forecasts that give one or even two predictions about the weather in Tenerife. It’s just not as simple as that.
Here are 7 things you must know about the weather in Tenerife
The South is sun-drenched, the North is murky:
In comparison to the north, the south of Tenerife is warm and dry, which is a fact. But, it’s all relative. Tour operators and people who don’t know much about the north of Tenerife tell with confidence that it’s hazy and wet. Now, consider these facts. The mass of settlers, noblemen, and artists preferred the north of Tenerife to live in following the vanquishment in 1496. When Victorians were being transferred to a temperate climate condition for the sake of their good health, they were asked to live in the north of Tenerife. Significantly, the temperature in the depths of winter doesn’t drop below 20C and stay between 20C to 30C in summer in Tenerife. However, the north of Tenerife can be cloudy, it can rain during the months of winter, but it isn’t its default setting.
What does Celsius mean in temperature?
We get to hear a lot from various online discussion portals that some people don’t understand what it Celsius in temperatures. So, when the weather forecast tells that it’s going to be 20C to 30C in Tenerife, it doesn’t mean it’s a great deal. Generally speaking, 20C is 63F and also the ‘coldest’ daytime temperature in winter months in Tenerife (mid-Jan to end of Feb). At the same time, in Palma Majorca, the temperature can be 11C and in Malaga, 12C.
Around 25C (77F) is ideal. And in actuality, this is the temperature all of Tenerife’s coasts experience all year-around.
Here are amazing things you can do in Tenerife during winters.
Rain in Tenerife:
Yes, it does rain in Tenerife, even in the south. However, it doesn’t rain too much or too long. On the other hand, in the south, where it rains more, it falls in winter mostly at night and doesn’t last long. Short and very hefty downpours are common during seasonal changes. Plus, most rainfall will happen in the hills.
The sun shines brightly every day in Tenerife:
It’s true- but it isn’t always in one place or all day. Blue skies are a definite fact in Las Cañadas del Teide. Everywhere else you will find their share of cloudy days. Though, during cloudy days in Tenerife, you can experience the sun often breaking through at some point.
Extreme climates in Tenerife:
In recent years, there have been a few hairy storms but whether they have been due to climate changes is uncertain. But, they are not a new weather phenomenon. In its history, Tenerife has encountered some extreme climate conditions.
The seawater is warm enough to swim all years in Tenerife, but it also depends on an individual’s neshness (what you consider as too cold for you). In reality, sea temperatures deviate little between summer and winter. The bottom line is, it’s always amazing to dive in it anytime.
Tenerife is famous for having suitable climate conditions, if not perfect. Also, do miss the amazing whale and dolphins watching excursion in Tenerife on Freebird Catamaran. Although you may experience a cold or wet spell in 12 a year a few time, most of the time the weather is warm and fuzzy. Enough said!