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Weather Tenerife north

Last updated:

23 Jul

Local Time: 15:32 WEST UK Time: 15:32 BST
70°F
(21°C)
NW 21mph
(33kmh)
  • Sunrise 07:21
  • Sunset 21:01
  • Moonrise 04:29
  • Moonset 18:21
Temp feels like: 70°F (21°C)
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Humidity: 83 %
Dew Point: 64°F (18°C)
Pressure: 30.15 " (1021 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for July: 76°F (25°C)

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Weather Overview for Tenerife north

Tenerife North has been a haven for holiday seekers from Europe and other parts of the world since the 1960s. Located at about 300 kilometers from the Atlantic coast of north-western Africa and about 1000 kilometers from the southwestern tip of the Iberian coast, Tenerife North, one of the Canary Islands, is situated north of the Tropic of the Cancer, between latitudes 28° and 29°N and 16° and 17° longitude. Tenerife North enjoys relatively warm weather all year round, which draws millions of holiday seekers to this part of the island.

The geology of Tenerife North and the whole island is generally volcanic in its origin. Mt. Tilde, one of its volcanoes, has been relatively sleepy since its last eruption in 1909. The entire island actually rose gradually from the sea floor by way of volcanic eruption about twelve million years ago.

With its rugged and jagged topography that was slowly shaped through millions of years of volcanic eruptions and erosions, Tenerife North and the whole island boasts fertile soil that has been long utilised for sugar cane planting. The island’s varying landscapes generally show a contrasting weather pattern between the relatively cooler Tenerife North and the warm south.

The weather of Tenerife North is in stark contrast to that of the southern part of the island. It is widely covered with a variety of vegetation and pine forests blanketing its mountain ranges. The southern part of the island, on the other hand, has drought-resistant plants because of its semi-arid temperature. The central and northern valleys are covered with sub-tropical forest attesting to the contrasting weather within the relatively small island.

Mount Teide

One of the tourist landmarks of Tenerife North is Mt. Teide with its high snow-covered apex. It is one of the largest volcanoes in the world and the highest in all Spanish territory. Mount Teide rises more than 7,000 meters from the ocean floor. The surrounding part of Mt. Teide is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The snow crested Mt. Tilde divides the north and south of this island and creates the drastic contrast of temperature between the hotter south and the relatively rainy and cooler north.

Climate

One main reason why millions of tourists are drawn to Tenerife North is for the warm climate. Tenerife is known as the island of eternal spring. The moderate climate of Tenerife North is conditioned by the trade winds and tempered by the cool gulfstream air currents. The sun almost always shines as the entire island is on the same latitude as the Sahara desert.

Summer

The temperature in Tenerife North on the average is around 26-28°C (78.8-82.4°F) during the summer, with a high probability of sunshine throughout the year. Humidity and precipitation is condensed in the north toward the northeast of the island, which will create cloud banks at an altitude of 800-1000 meters (2624.6-3280.8 ft) along the slope of Mt. Teide.

The Atlantic Ocean’s icy sea currents around Tenerife North add some cooling effects to the coastlines and beaches of North Tenerife during summer. The island’s landscape and topography greatly influence the weather in the interior parts of Tenerife North especially in the northern valleys.

Erratic weather conditions

The peculiar thing about Tenerife is that the island offers some sort of micro-climatic weather zones, which manifest contrasting weather patterns within the relatively small land area of the island. Tourists can practically choose the climate of their choice by preferring to stay on a certain part of the island.

In direct contrast to the weather of the southern part of the island is that of the northern and northwestern Tenerife where Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Tenerife North are located. These areas receive approximately 73 per cent of all the precipitation in the island. These parts of the island have cloudy skies, rain, and fog, which can be expected any time in the afternoon any time of the year. Weather change on this part of the island can be erratic and is a great challenge to forecast.

 
Winter

Winter in North Tenerife is relatively warm as compared to the northern continental Europe. The temperature during winter months ranges from 20 to 22° Celsius (68-71.6°F). Cooler temperatures are more prominent in the higher slopes of Mt. Teide, plus travelling towards Pico de Teide, there’s a gradual change in temperature from warm to moderately cool. Going higher towards the peak, there’s a more dramatic change in temperature relative to the altitude. Freezing temperatures can be expected at the higher altitude at certain times, especially, during the winter months. In fact, in the higher altitude, snowfall could be experienced despite the fact that the coasts remain clear and sunny.

 

 


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