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Weather Los Cristianos

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20 Sep

Local Time: 16:00 WEST UK Time: 16:00 BST
79°F
(26°C)
South 2mph
(4kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:53
  • Sunset 20:05
  • Moonrise 04:36
  • Moonset 17:49
Temp feels like: 79°F (26°C)
Length of Day: 10h 23m
Humidity: 61 %
Dew Point: 64°F (18°C)
Pressure: 30.01 " (1016 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for September: 75°F (24°C)

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Weather Overview for Los Cristianos

 

Los Cristianos is a resort on the Spanish island of Tenerife of the Canary Islands. It enjoys high temperatures year round. There could be said to be a wet and a dry season, following the hot summer and slightly cooler winter, though rainfall is never very high. The resort sits on the south coast of Tenerife near Playa De Las Americas. As the islands are much further south than Spain, sitting off the west coast of Africa, but surrounded by sea, the islands receive a dry, sub-tropical climate with much milder winters than the rest of Spain but temperatures much cooler than in Western Sahara and Morocco that sit just east of the islands on mainland Africa.

The average temperature throughout the year in Los Cristianos stays around 18°C to 24°C, so it's no wander why the Canary Islands are known for having the best climate in the world.

The amount of sunshine hours are generally very high throughout the year in Los Cristianos. As a whole the Canary Islands receive more than 3000 hours of sunshine across the year, making it the sunniest place in Europe. On average the shortest day of the year in Los Cristianos is December 21st with 10:22 hours of daylight, while the longest day of the year is June 20th with 13:55 hours of daylight. Furthermore, July is the sunniest month of the year in Los Cristianos, as the month experiences 10 hours of sunshine each day. On the other hand, the amount of sunshine hours stay around six hours per day from November to January.

Cloud cover in Los Cristianos is generally very low and tends to range from a mostly clear 23% to a partly cloudy 44%. On average, the clearest day of the year is around July 26th, where the sky is predicted to be clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy 61% of the time and only overcast 8% of the time. On the other hand, May 9th is predicted to the cloudiest day of the year in Los Cristianos, when the sky is partly cloudy 40% of the time and mostly clear 36% of the time. Furthermore, Tenerife even has its very own Law on the Protection of the Astronomical Quality of the Observatories, which means the skies are protected from a certain degree of pollution and flight paths are diverted to guarantee clean skies.

Throughout the year in Los Cristianos the sea temperature is generally high usually hovering between 19°C and 23°C. The best months of the year to go swimming off the coast of Los Cristianos are probably July and August as the sea temperature stays around 22°C to 23°C. Los Cristianos also offers a number of water sports opportunities such as windsurfing, scuba diving, jet skiing and banana boat rides. There is even a local port which offers boat trips to the nearby islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma. The area is also renowned for whale watching.

On average, the wettest month of the year is December, where approximately 75mm of rainfall is predicted to fall throughout this month. However, the driest month of the year is usually July where little to no rainfall is expected. Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, moderate rain and light rain.

Heavy rainfall and floods are very uncommon in Tenerife and the rest of the Canary Islands. However, on December 11th 2013 flash floods hit the island and Los Cristianos in particular was badly affected. Many of the main roads were flooded, meaning many people could not get to and from work. It was also predicted that there were over 4000 lightning strikes reported on the island of Tenerife from 8am until 1pm. However, just a day after, once the water had drained away or been manually pumped up, everything was back to normal for locals and tourists.

Furthermore, the Canary Islands are often prone to being affected by the Calima, which is a hot and oppressing dust storm caused by southeasterly winds and high pressure coming from Northern Africa. The Calima mainly occurs in the winter, however it is also known to sometimes occur in the summertime. This type of dust storm is rarely ever dangerous, however, it can cause poor visibility up to 200m and dust tends to stay in the air, which can trap the heat, which then causes high temperatures and hot winds. One of the most recent dust storms in Los Cristianos and the rest of Tenerife was in August 2013. If you are on holiday in Los Cristianos when there is a Calima always make sure to stay in places shaded from the sun and to be careful of dramatic variations of temperature by wearing suitable clothing and keeping topped up with water. 

Summer

From June till November sees a mid 20s average high temperature peak in August and September at 27°C. Night time temperatures usually linger around 20°C. Tenerife is known as the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ due to its consistently warm temperatures. 27°C may seem rather high for spring, but the moderating northeast trade winds help to keep conditions pleasant, as does the low level of humidity which remains throughout the year. The sea is warm but refreshing in the low 20s, perfect for scuba diving amongst the islands coral reef. The number of hours of sunshine per day rises from nine in June to ten in July then decreases steadily, getting down to six in November. The island is always relatively dry; from June till August a total of  9mm of rainfall is expected and the wet season hardly sees a huge volume of rain. Rainfall increases from October to over 40mm but is still infrequent. Rain usually falls in short showers. The end of the season is often subject to calima, spells of hot dry weather blown over from the Sahara by the sirocco wind which often brings sand and dust storms onto the islands.

Winter

From December till May, sees a slight drop in the average high temperature down to the low 20s. It is generally around 22°C with a miniscule dip to 21°C in January and February. Night times become refreshingly cool, the average low temperature dropping down to 16°C in December, 14°C in January and February, and getting back up to 16°C by May. December and January are the wettest months on Tenerife and thunderstorms can often be quite violent affairs: thick walls of rain pounding down causing flash floods. However, showers are usually short-lived. Sunshine does lessen during the winter; from November till January only six hours of sunshine are to be expected each day. However, this average figure is often spread out over whole days of sun interspersed by wet, cloudy days.

 

 Los Cristianos Canary Islands

Los Cristianos, Canary Islands.

Los Cristianos benefits from its location in Tenerife South. Generally, Tenerife has fantastic weather due to its southerly latitude and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean. But the island sees regional variation due to its topography. Mount Teide shelters the southern part of Tenerife from wet weather and cold winds, keeping that side sunnier, drier and hotter.

 

 


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