Tenerife north: Live Weather
Live weather in Tenerife north
The latest and today's weather in Tenerife north, Canary Islands updated regularly
- Sunrise 07:12
- Sunset 20:52
|Temp feels like:||59°F (15°C)|
|Length of Day:||13h 40m|
|Pressure:||30.06" (1018 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
Latest Tenerife north Holiday Reviews
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Historic Temperatures for 21st May in Tenerife north
|Average High||73°F (23°C)|
|Record High||86°F (30°C) (2003)|
|Average Low||61°F (16°C)|
|Record Low||59°F (15°C) (2015)|
Weather in Tenerife north
Tenerife North is a region located on the island of Tenerife, Spain. Part of the Canary Islands, this particular one is the largest of the chain. While a relatively small island, the northern half has distinctly different weather than the southern part. However, with mild conditions and plenty of sun in its own right, the northern Tenerife is growing in popularity.
Tenerife North sees a very mild climate year round without any wild variances from winter to summer. This is due to its location as well as the moderating effect of the Canary Current bringing cooler water past the island. This current keeps temperatures from getting too warm in the summer whilst the winters remain pleasant.
Palm Tree and blue skies
Categorized as December, January and February on Tenerife North, winter is generally mild, but the water temperatures are too chilly for any swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Of the three months, December is the warmest with average afternoon highs of 22°C (72° F) and overnight lows of 16°C (61° F). January is the coldest month of the year as average highs will dip a few degrees to 20°C (68°F) with average overnight lows of 15°C (59° F). Although this is definitely cool enough to need a light jacket, the bitter cold will be left on the mainland and this is in fact very mild in comparison to elsewhere in Europe at this time of the year.
Winter can also be one of the wetter seasons, but most of the rain is light in nature and will fall during the overnight hours. Both December and January receive an average monthly rainfall of 40mm whilst February is slightly drier with an average rainfall of 30mm across only 5 days of the month. The sun will still shine for at least part of the day during the winter months with between 7 or 8 hours of daylight each day. Overall adverse weather conditions are unlikely to affect your trip and some winter sunshine will still be enjoyed. Winter on the island is much milder than the mainland of Spain as indicated by live weather forecasts.
This season consists of March, April and May and is one of the best times to visit Tenerife North. Average afternoon high temperatures are slow to climb and will start off at 22°C (72° F) in March and still be at 23°C (73° F) come May. Overnight lows will also only warm by a few degrees and a light jacket is still needed during the overnight and early morning hours. However, by May temperatures will consistently be around 20°C and there is plenty of sunshine as average hours increase to a wonderful 11 hours of sunlight per day.
Spring also ushers in some drier conditions. The beginning of the season will be wetter with an average monthly rainfall of 30mm in March but finishing with only 10mm per month across just 3 wet days. Spring brings slightly warmer water temperatures where visitors are finally able to get in the waves at least for a short amount of time. To see how the average temperatures are calculated, be sure to visit this page.
Sunset in Tenerife
Summer in Tenerife North is comprised of June, July and August and makes up the warmest part of the year, with August being the hottest month. Summer is also the busiest time for tourists on the island and visitors flock to Tenerife to enjoy the warmer weather and the 12-13 hours of sunlight each day. Average afternoon high temperatures will be the coolest in June with highs of 25°C (77°F) before climbing to 29°C (84°F) by August. Overnight lows will also warm to 21° C (70° F) by the end of the summer season meaning that jackets can be left at home in favor of shorts, short sleeves and flip flops. You are also advised to bring sun-lotion and stay hydrated when relaxing out in the sun.
Summer is the driest part of the year with each month receiving an average of only 10 mm of rain over the span of only one day per month! Of course, summer is also the best time to go for a dip in the ocean as sea temperatures have finally warmed to a very pleasant 24°C (75°F) by July allowing for a long, cooling swim during the month which has the annual peak of sunshine.
The streets of Garichico
While there is no bad time to visit Tenerife North, one of the best times of the year is autumn. From September to November, temperatures slowly fall, but remain very pleasant throughout the season. Average afternoon high temperatures will cool from 28°C (82°F) in August to 24°C (75°F) in November. Sea temperatures will also begin to cool off, but the ocean is still very swimmable early in the season as it is 25°C (77°F) in September, dipping to 19°C (66°F) by October.
Rain will begin to pick up as the seasons change with the possibility of some heavier showers, although most of these will be short lived. By November there will 30mm of rainfall across 7 wet days in the month so it may be worth bringing a jacket. The amount of sunlight will also begin to dissipate toward the end of the year with 8 hours of sunshine per day from October onwards – this is still beautiful weather conditions for this time of year in comparison to the rest of Europe.
Overall, the weather in Tenerife North throughout the year is very pleasant with the only real issue being the winds that tend to pick up in the later summer months. There are many microclimates and visiting the top of El Teide can be cold with snow on the summit during certain parts of the year. However, if visitors remain near the shore, they can manage without any heavier clothing.