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Weather Tenerife south

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23 Oct

Local Time: 05:22 WEST UK Time: 05:22 BST
NE 2mph
  • Sunrise 08:10
  • Sunset 19:30
  • Moonrise 06:47
  • Moonset 18:44
Temp feels like: 75°F (24°C)
Length of Day: 10h 23m
Humidity: 39 %
Dew Point: 39°F (4°C)
Pressure: 30.04 " (1017 hpa)

Average for October: 73°F (23°C)

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Weather Overview for Tenerife south

Tenerife, a Spanish island and part of the Canaries off the coast of Africa, enjoys year round warm weather. It has been nicknamed ‘The Island of Eternal Spring’. The south of Tenerife experiences warmer and dryer weather than the north and is the preferred destination for beach holidays.

Tenerife’s climate is one of the most constantly pleasant in the world, seeing only slight variation in temperatures and rainfall from month to month. However, there is a great deal of variation in climate from place to place, and it is possible to pick the kind of weather you want to experience by moving around the island. In Tenerife south, average highs remain in the 20s throughout the year, going from 21ºC in January to 27ºC in August and September. Unbearable heat is rare though does occur when winds blow over from the Sahara. Average lows go from 14ºC in January to 21ºC in August and September. The relative peak from July to September might be uncomfortable to some as night time temperatures remain in the 20s, but it is generally agreed that this part of the world is pleasant all year. Many hotels do not see the need for air-conditioning as a cooling fan often suffices.

Rainfall does vary but only within a range of one to six days expecting to see some rain per month. June and July are the driest months when you can expect to visit without seeing any rain at all. April and October are marginally wetter, expecting three days on which rain will fall each, and the period from November till March is the “wettest” seeing around five or six days with rain. Bear in mind that rainfall averages include all precipitation and snowfall on Teide Mountain.

Tenerife south’s idyllic climate can be attributed to the island’s location and geography. On the same latitude as the Saharan Desert, Tenerife is assured of warmth all year, depending on your altitude; Mount Teide, which shelters the south side of the island from rain, sees three months of snow. The trade winds and refreshing Canary Current bring cooler temperatures to the whole group of Canary Islands than is to be expected at their latitude, and account for a more agreeable, milder climate. However, these are mainly received by the northwest. While many out-door types favour the north for its mountainous terrain and relief from the heat, the hotter, drier south is a constant pull for beach-lovers worldwide, and is a particular favourite of UK’s holiday-makers. Water sport fans take full advantage of Tenerife south’s dependable weather, calm, glassy waters and stunning reef.

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