Tenerife: June Weather AveragesDaily averages for June
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|Chance of Sunny Day||52 %|
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|Chance of Cloudy Day||6 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||43 %|
Daily averages for June
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Averages for Tenerife in June
June marks the start of the summer season in Tenerife, Canary Islands, when the weather gets hotter, drier and sunnier. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 21°C, created by average highs of 25°C during the daytime and average lows of 18°C after dark.
Both the temperature and weather in Tenerife can vary hugely between the south and the north of the island. In resorts in the north, such as Puerto de la Cruz, the weather is generally cooler and cloudier than it is in resorts in the south, such as Playa de Las Americas and Los Gigantes. This means that if you love high temperatures and loads of sunshine, you’re best off holidaying in the south in June. But if you prefer slightly cooler temperatures, you’re better off staying in the north.
In Tenerife south in June, the daily average temperatures steadily increase as the month develops, starting off at 22°C in the first week and jumping up to 23°C in the second week. Temperatures then fluctuate between 22°C and 24°C throughout the rest of the month, before ending at 24°C on June 30th.
The highest temperature ever registered in Tenerife in June is 37.9°C, which was recorded on June 21st 2011 at Tenerife North Airport. The lowest temperature ever registered on the island during this month is -1.4°C, which was recorded on June 3rd 1961 in Izaña.
Between June 24th and 28th in 2012, the Canary Islands saw one of the most severe calimas to ever hit the islands. At this time, intense sand storms swept over the sea from the Sahara Desert and saw temperatures spike to 38°C – that’s 13°C higher than the average daily highs. Calimas not only result in extreme heat, but they also often bring with them blustery conditions and extremely low visibility due to a high concentration of dust and sand particles into the air, blown over from the Sahara. Yellow and orange alerts were issued by the Spanish MET office at this time.
The first heat-wave of summer 2014 hit Tenerife on June 30th. This heat-wave was caused by the Azores anticyclone, which brought hot, sandy air over from the Sahara Desert, resulting in a calima. When the extreme weather condition first hit Tenerife on June 30th, temperatures were in the mid-30s. But by July 1st, temperatures had soared up to 40°C.
Tenerife is subject to half the rainfall in June compared to May, when the likelihood of precipitation significantly drops as the month progresses. In Tenerife north, the probability of rainfall begins at 28% on June 1st and drops down to 21% by June 30th. In Tenerife south, the chances of rainfall start at 3.7% on June 1st and fall down to 1.9% by June 30th.
Throughout the month, the island as a whole receives an average of 4mm of rainfall which falls on one single day. The most common types of precipitation for this month are drizzle, light rain and moderate rain.
The highest monthly rainfall ever registered in Tenerife in June is 23.5mm, which fell in Izaña during June 1966. June 4th 1970 is the wettest June day ever registered on the island, when 27mm of rainfall fell at Tenerife North Airport. Moreover, the maximum number of wet days ever experienced during any June on the island is 15, which was registered in June 2015 at Tenerife North Airport.
Across June, Tenerife boasts an average of nine hours of daily sunshine, along with median cloud coverage which drops as the month develops. In the south, cloud coverage falls from 41% down to 31% across the month. Whilst in the north, cloud coverage falls from 54% at the start of the month down to 48% by the end.
With an average sea temperature of 22°C, the sea round Tenerife in June is definitely warm enough to go swimming.
The relative humidity for Tenerife in June averages at 67%, ranging between 55% (mildly humid) and 92% (very humid), rarely dropping below 37% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
In the north, the air is driest around June 29th, when the relative humidity falls below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around June 14th, when it rises above 89% (very humid) three days out of four. In the south, the air is driest around June 30th, when the relative humidity falls below 60% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it’s at its most humid around June 22nd, when it rises above 77% (humid) three days out of four.
Over the course of an average June in Tenerife, common wind speeds vary between 1 m/s (light air) and 10 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely rising above 13 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 7 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around June 30th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 m/s (fresh breeze). The lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around June 9th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 m/s. The strongest wind ever recorded in Tenerife in June is 49 m/s, which was registered in Izaña on June 14th 1973.
Teide National Park in Tenerife taken by Pedro
Where to stay
If you like staying in historic hotels, check out Hotel Rural Victoria in La Orotava. This hotel is set inside a restored 16th century building in the centre of the historic city, surrounded by traditional Canarian cafes, authentic architecture, museums and shops. Here accommodation comes in the form of 13 double standard rooms, double superior rooms and one suite, each of which features flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi access and private bathroom with shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Superior rooms feature the same facilities, but are slightly larger. Within the stately hotel you’ll find free WiFi access throughout, restaurant which serves Canarian cuisine, bar and free parking nearby. There are loads of attractions within a 5km radius, including Loro Parque, casino, bus station, churches, Pueblo Chico, botanical gardens, Playa Jardín beach, Playa Bollullo beach and the Martianez shopping centre.
For family-friendly accommodation in the south of Tenerife, check out Dream Hotel Noelia Sur in Playa de Las Americas. This four-star hotel boasts a central location, less than a two-minute walk away from a host of international bars and restaurants, as well as a ten-minute walk away from the Safari Shopping Centre, Playa del Camison beach and Playa Izquierda beach. Here you’ll find double rooms and suites, each of which is decorated in a Mediterranean style with free WiFi access, air conditioning, satellite TV and pool views. Suites are much larger and also boast a Jacuzzi. Onsite services and facilities include three swimming pools, nudist sunbathing zone, Las Cañadas buffet restaurant which offers show cooking and theme nights, hall bar with Jazz entertainment and free WiFi access throughout.
Catalonia Oro Negro is a cheaper option when it comes to accommodation in Playa de Las Americas. This three-star complex is situated opposite the Playa de Las Americas golf course and is less than 1km away from the Playa del Camison beach and the wealth of nightclubs and bars of Las Veronicas. Here you’ll find standard doubles, premium doubles, standard triples, standard family rooms and premium family rooms. Each standard room features air conditioning, free WiFi access and satellite TV, whilst premium rooms also boast bathrobes, slippers, free water, free chocolates, tea & coffee making facilities and turndown service. Within the hotel you’ll find free WiFi access throughout, swimming pool with solarium, children’s pool, playground, water games, international buffet restaurant, poolside bar, show bar which hosts live entertainment and paid parking.
In the north of the island, the four-star Puerto Palace in Puerto de la Cruz is set in a quiet part of the resort, yet still within walking distance of the seafront where you’ll find a beach, bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Accommodation comes in the form of single, double and triple rooms, as well as well as junior suites. Each guestroom is large and features private bathroom with bath, shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, WiFi access, satellite TV and air conditioning. Junior suites offer the same facilities but are even larger. Onsite services and amenities include two swimming pools, one children’s pool, Jacuzzi, nudist area with separate swimming pool and Jacuzzi, international buffet restaurant, pool bar which serves snacks and drinks, lobby bar which offers live entertainment, gym, tennis courts and mini golf.
If you’d rather enjoy a city break in Tenerife, consider staying at Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Set in the centre of the city’s capital, within easy walking distance of shops, boutiques, art galleries, museums, restaurants and cafes, this hotel combines modern facilities with traditional Canarian architecture. Here you’ll find 65 standard twin rooms, junior suites, double club rooms and premium twin rooms. Each guestroom features classic décor, free WiFi access, pool or garden views, satellite TV and private bathroom with shower and bath. Premium rooms are larger and feature city or sea views, whilst junior suites are larger still and also offer a separate living room and exercise bike. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace, gourmet restaurant, snack bar and free private parking.
Traditional flower carpets as part of the Corpus Christi celebrations in La Orotava, Tenerife taken by Jose
Things to do
Punta de Teno in the north west of Tenerife is a great place for nature lovers to visit. This site is one of the oldest geological areas on the island and can only be reached by car by following the 9km-long road from Buenavista del Norte. It’s best to visit this attraction on a day with calm weather because the road is often closed off due to high winds. Heavy rainfall can also cause the road to be closed down, making June an optimum time to visit. Within Punta de Teno you’ll find a wealth of endemic flora and fauna, such as the Euphorbia aphylla and Ceropegia dichotoma succulents which are rarely found elsewhere. There is a small footpath which you can follow to reach the mountain village of Teno Alto which is best known for its locally-produced goat cheese. But if you’re not up for the challenge or don’t have your hiking boots with you, you can simply admire the sea views.
For some light sport during your holiday in Tenerife, enjoy a round of golf at Golf Costa Adeje in Costa Adeje. This golf course features an 18-hole par 72 course and a nine-hole par 33 course, both of which are suitable for golfers of all abilities and experiences. The nine-hole course is the more technical of the two, with shorter holes, six lakes and more challenges to overcome. In addition to the two courses, Golf Costa Adeje also offers a 45,000m2 driving range spread over two heights, a practice bunker, two putting greens, one chipping green and three professionals which offer lessons in Spanish, English, French, German and Dutch.
Los Lagos golf course at Costa Adeje Golf in Tenerife taken by AFTRIX
Hit the beach
Playa de Troya in Costa Adeje is one of the best beaches in the south for families who want to be close to lots of amenities. Backed by a busy promenade bursting with hotels, shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, this beach always has a lively atmosphere – even in the quieter start of the month. This beach is made up of black sand set in a crescent shape which is protected by a rocky breakwater, ensuring the sea is almost always calm enough for swimming. On the beach you’ll find sun loungers, parasols, lifeguards, showers, changing rooms and toilets.
Playa Torviscas in Costa Adeje is another beach ideally positioned for accessing many amenities, although it’s a lot smaller than Playa de Troya. This beach has a more golden look to it and also offers sun loungers, parasols, showers, toilets, changing rooms and lifeguards. There are loads of water sports on offer here, too, including pedalo rental, parasailing, banana boats, jet skis and water buggies, all of which can be booked at the kiosk at the eastern side of the beach. There is also a food and drink kiosk which serves directly on the beach and has its own private deckchair seating area, as well as a McDonald’s and Canarian café just steps away from the beach on the promenade. If you’re holidaying on a budget, you’ll find a Spar supermarket about 300m away if you walk west along the promenade.
Playa de Troya at sunset in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife taken by George
Eating and drinking out
Cafe Med Bistro and Bar in Golf del Sur is a fantastic place to go if you’re looking for a delicious meal for an affordable price. Located within the Royal Tenerife Country Club resort, this eatery offers international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus some Peruvian specials. Popular favourites include the roast lamb which needs to be ordered 24 hours in advance, steak fajitas, sea bass and homemade lasagne. A daily special is also offered, as well as homemade cakes served for afternoon tea. The only negative point is that this small restaurant is located very close to the car park. But although the view isn’t great, the food certainly is.
Thai Botanico in Playa de Las Americas is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. This sophisticated restaurant is located on the upper floor of the Safari Centre and features Thai-inspired décor, with plants, artwork and statues adding an exotic ambiance. The menu features hot and cold starters, salads, char-grilled dishes, house specials, stir fries, noodles and rice dishes, each of which is prepared with your choice of chicken, steak, prawns, duck, pork, squid, hake, vegetables or tofu. The drinks menu is one of the most varied on the island and boasts nine champagnes, 12 red wines, 11 white wines, four rose wines, international beers, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks.
Papagayo in Playa de Las Americas is the trendiest nightclub in Tenerife. Located on the western side of Las Veronicas on the seafront, this nightclub offers a chilled-out feel during the daytime, with loungers set out on the outdoor terrace. But come nightfall, the club takes on a totally different atmosphere with resident and celebrity DJs, theme nights and guest performers. There is an entrance fee to pay, but you also get one free drink, so it works out quite fair. Whilst there is an extensive selection of beers, wines, champagnes, spirits and soft drinks available, Papagayo is best known for its cocktails and has almost 200 to choose from.
For something more relaxed, try Taylor’s Lounge in Los Cristianos. This British bar offers air-conditioned seating indoors and sun-kissed seating outdoors on the small terrace. Here you’ll find a range of local and British beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, plus a basic pub grub menu made up of burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pies and curries. Live entertainment and karaoke nights are hosted throughout the week, but most people head to Taylor’s Lounge to catch the live sporting events which are shown inside and outside the bar on large screen TVs.
Papagayo in Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife taken by Enrico
June events in Tenerife
Gastronomic Fair of Oily Fish
21st June 2015 to 6th July 2015
The name of this festival may not appeal to everyone, however, this is a must for foodies. Granadilla de Abona hosts a delicious gastronomy show in which the best restaurants and chefs in the municipiality take part. This is a great chance to try some of the local cuisine on offer and of course some fresh seafood.