Playa de las Americas Weather July Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Playa de las Americas in July
July is one of the busiest times of the year for Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands), when the resort is packed full of families and couples on their summer holidays. At this time of year, the resort experiences an average temperature of 23°C at the beginning of the month, which gradually rises up to 24.5°C by the end of the month.
Daily highs and lows follow a similar pattern, increasing from 26°C to 28°C and from 20°C to 21°C, respectively, as the month progresses. Although it only happens on rare occasions, temperatures have been known to exceed 31°C and fall below 18°C during this month in Playa de Las Americas.
In July, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded at the Reina Sofía south airport the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas is 42.9°C, which was registered on July 29th 2007. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been registered here during July is 16.8°C, which was recorded on July 13th in 1993.
During July, Playa de Las Americas receives an average of 0mm (zero inches) of rainfall throughout the month. If any rainfall does make an appearance during this month, it usually falls on a single rainy day. With such a tiny chance of even a drop of rain hitting the floor in Playa de Las Americas in July, you can safely leave your umbrella at home, where it belongs, when you're packing for your holiday.
The probability of precipitation falling on an average day in Playa de Las Americas in July decreases half way through the month, before rising again toward the end of the month. Rainfall is most likely around July 3rd, when it falls on 2% of days, whilst precipitation is least likely around July 17th, when it only falls on 1% of days.
If you are remarkably unlucky and do get some of the wet stuff during your holiday in July, it will most probably be drizzle, light rain or moderate rain. Whilst heavy rain and thunderstorms are a possibility at any time of the year in Playa de Las Americas, they're extremely unlikely to make an appearance in July.
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Playa de Las Americas in July is 30.5 l/m2 which fell in July 2004. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever experienced by the resort during this month is 0 l/m2, which most recently occurred in July 2011.
The greatest number of days which have ever been subject to rainfall in Playa de Las Americas in July is one, which happened in 2013. The maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall within a 24-hour period in the resort in July is only 1.5 l/m2, all of which fell on July 25th 1983.
Average Sunshine Hours
Across the month, Playa de Las Americas enjoys around 12 hours of sunshine each day that's the same as in June. With so many hours of sunshine to enjoy every day, you'll have loads of opportunities to relax and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach during your holiday.
Average Sea Temperature
If you like the idea of a day at the beach, you'll be glad to hear that the average sea temperature for the beaches in the resort during July is 22°C that's slightly warmer than the previous month. This temperature is ideal for all sorts of aquatic activities, including swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and water sports, which is why you'll see so many sunbathers and swimmers on the beaches at this time of year.
During a typical July in Playa de Las Americas, average wind speeds tend to fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) and 11 m/s (strong breeze) almost never going above 13 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) usually happens around July 16th, when the average daily maximum is 11 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s tends to occur around July 10th, when the average daily maximum is 11 m/s.
In July, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is very slowly decreasing, with a difference of 35 minutes between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day of the month is July 31st with 13 hours and 27 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is July 1st with 13 hours and 52 minutes of daylight.
July falls within the summer season in Playa de Las Americas, which means that siroccos and calimas are both likely to occur during this month. Out of the two, calimas are milder and are characterised by very high temperatures, minimal visibility caused by sand in the air and a general discomfort for everyone. Siroccos are more severe and bring with them even higher temperatures, lower visibility and very strong winds.
Both weather conditions are caused by sand storms being blown over from the west coast of Africa and whilst they can usually be predicted well in advance, it's anyone's guess as to how long they're going to last. Some calimas and siroccos only go on for three hours, whereas others can last as long as ten days.
Whilst they don't pose any real danger when they occur in the winter months, calimas and siroccos can prove to be very dangerous during the summer months, when temperatures up to 20°C higher than average can make staying indoors obligatory.
Playa de las Americas Hotels in July
If you're looking for a little bit of luxury during your holiday in Playa de Las Americas, consider staying at the Gran Oasis Resort. This complex offers a wealth of facilities, including swimming pools, bars, restaurants, entertainment programme, 24-hour reception and WiFi access. Accommodation is available in the form of one- and two-bedroom apartments and suites.
When it comes to centrally-located accommodation, it doesn't get much better than Best Tenerife. Here guests can choose from a number of different rooms, all of which are spacious and well-equipped. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pools, bars, restaurant, free WiFi access, mini club and entertainment programme.
Caribe Apartments are ideal for families and couples looking for a budget complex in Playa de Las Americas. Just a short walk away from a wealth of facilities and services, this complex offers various one-bedroom apartments for guests to choose from, several of which come with sea views. There is a handful of amenities available onsite, including swimming pool, mini golf, reception and a games room.
Club Bonanza Aparthotel is another great choice when it comes to low-cost accommodation in the south of Tenerife. Just a short walk away from the beach and the centre of Playa de Las Americas, this complex offers accommodation in the form of studios, some of which come with half board options. The list of onsite facilities is extensive and covers swimming pools, children's playground, internet access, restaurant, bar and sports activities.
Families and couples looking for a central hotel should consider staying at Parque Santiago IV. Just a short walk away from plenty of shops, supermarkets, bars, cafes and restaurants, this complex provides a number of studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments for guests to enjoy. There are many onsite facilities available, including swimming pools, bars, restaurants and a 24-hour reception.
Playa de las Americas Beach in July
Couples and families looking for somewhere to spend the day together under the sun should visit Playa de Troya. Arguably the best beach in Playa de Las Americas, this bay offers loads of amenities and services to enjoy, including sun bed and parasol hire, lifeguards, showers and water sports. There is also a top selection of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets just a short walk away on the bustling promenade.
Toward the western side of Playa de Las Americas you'll find Playa La Pinta. Home to soft golden sand and gentle waters, this beach is the ideal place for families with young children to soak up the sun. There are plenty of facilities available for visitors, including children's inflatable play area, toilets, showers, sun loungers and shades. You'll also find a superb range of bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets available only a few metres away along the promenade.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to top class dining in Tenerife, it's tough to beat Bianco Ristorante. Found on the top floor of the popular Safari Centre in Playa de Las Americas, this restaurant offers a menu full of Italian delicacies. Some of the most popular dishes include chicken involtino pizza, spaghetti al filetto and gnocchi sarrentina make sure you save room for the tiramisu.
For something a bit more local, head to Restaurante Tango. Here you'll find a full a la carte menu, as well as a fantastic three-course set menu which offers great value for money. There is such a vast choice of dishes including paella, prawns, steak, gammon, burgers and pasta that there's something for even the fussiest eater to enjoy.
If you'd like to have a drink whilst enjoying sea views, the Castle Pub is the place to go. Ideally positioned for superb views across the ocean to La Gomera, the Castle Pub offers a superb range of affordable drinks including spirits, wines, beers, cocktails and soft drinks. There's also a small snack menu to browse if you're feeling hungry.
The Rum Pot is a great choice if you're looking for evening entertainment in Playa de Las Americas. The fun starts at 9pm every evening when the compare warms the crowd up before the main act takes to the stage a little while later. All major football matches are shown both inside and outside the bar on 50 inch flat-screen TVs.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas in July
One of the biggest and best attractions in Tenerife is found in Playa de Las Americas. Siam Park is home to an amazing selection of attractions, with adrenaline-pumping rides such as the Dragon and more chilled out slides like the Mai Thai River. There are also numerous kids' zones available with mini slides for the little ones to enjoy.
For something a bit more relaxing, consider spending the day at Aqua Club Termal Spa. Here you can relax as you work your way around the extensive circuit which includes pools, Jacuzzis, water jets, showers, saunas and steam rooms. If you're in search of some pure pampering, the spa also offers a plethora of massages and treatments for you to enjoy.