What's the weather like in Playa de las Americas in September
September is a fantastic time of the year to visit Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands), when the temperatures are hot but the resort is slightly quieter after all the holidaymakers have gone home. At this time of the year, the resort experiences an average temperature of 25°C at the start of the month, which slowly falls down to 24°C as the month develops.
Daily highs follow a similar pattern, falling from 28°C down to 27°C, whilst daily lows also decrease, dropping from 22°C down to 21°C throughout the month. Although it only happens on very rare occasions, temperatures can sometimes go above 31°C or below 20°C in September in Playa de Las Americas.
During this month, the highest temperature which has ever been registered at Reina Sofía south airport the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas is 41.8°C, which was recorded on September 6th 1986. At the other end of the scale, the coldest temperature which has ever been recorded at this station in September is 16.6°C, which was registered on September 30th 2007.
In September, Playa de Las Americas is subject to an average of 5mm (zero inches) of rainfall, divided between two rainy days throughout the month. With such an insignificant amount of precipitation falling on such a small number of days, it's likely you won't see any of the wet stuff at all during your holiday in September.
The probability of rainfall occurring on an average day in Playa de Las Americas in September steadily increases as the month progresses. Precipitation is least likely to happen around September 1st, when it falls on only 5% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is most likely to occur around September 30th, when it falls on 10% of days.
If you're unlucky enough to experience some rainfall during your holiday in September, it will most likely be drizzle, light rain or moderate rain. Although thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are both possibilities at this time of year, you'll be pleased to hear that they're very unlikely to occur.
The highest monthly rainfall ever seen in the resort in September is 19.2 l/m2, which fell during September 1990. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Playa de Las Americas in September is 0 l/m2, which most recently occurred in September 2003.
The greatest number of rainy days the resort has ever experienced in September is six and they occurred in 2009. The maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall within a single 24-hour period in Playa de Las Americas during this month is 13.7 l/m2, all of which fell on September 23rd 1990.
Average Sunshine Hours
Across September, Playa de Las Americas boasts an average of 11 hours of sunshine each day that's one hour less each day than in June, July and August. With such a high number of sunshine hours to take advantage of every day, you'll have plenty of opportunities to relax and work on your tan by the pool or at the beach during your holiday.
Average Sea Temperature
If a beach day sounds just about right, you'll be pleased to hear that the average sea temperature for the beaches in Playa de Las Americas is 23°C in September that's the same as in August. As you'd expect for the end of summer, this temperature is ideal for all sorts of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and water sports, which is why you'll see so many people on the beaches at this time of year.
During an average September in Playa de Las Americas, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 10 m/s (fresh breeze) almost never going above 13 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around September 1st, when the average daily maximum is 10 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around September 26th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 9 m/s (fresh breeze).
In September, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is slowly decreasing, with a difference of 48 minutes between the first and last day of the month. The shortest day in September is September 30th with 11 hours and 54 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is September 1st with 12 hours and 42 minutes of daylight.
September falls at the end of the summer season in Playa de Las Americas, which means that siroccos and calimas are a strong possibility. Out of the two, calimas are the mildest and are characterised by high temperatures, minimal visibility and intense dryness of air. Siroccos are more dangerous and are known for producing even higher temperatures, lower visibility and incredibly strong winds.
Both of these unpleasant weather conditions are caused by sand storms being blown across the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa. Even though they can be predicted days and sometimes weeks in advance, no one is ever really sure how long they're going to last. Some only last a few hours whereas others can go on for up to ten days.
Whilst they aren't a major threat in winter, calimas and siroccos can both be very dangerous during summer, when temperatures can soar up to 20°C higher than normal, making staying indoors mandatory.
Playa de las Americas Hotels in September
When it comes to central accommodation in Playa de Las Americas, it doesn't get much better than H10 Conquistador. This seafront hotel offers a selection of double rooms, superior rooms and suites, ensuring something for every budget, group size and taste. There are plenty of facilities available for guests to enjoy, such as WiFi access, swimming pools, tennis court, bars and restaurants, as well as a comprehensive all inclusive package.
Hotel Andorra is another great choice when it comes to accommodation in the south of Tenerife. Here guests can choose from a number of one-bedroom apartments, each of which is spacious and well-equipped. The list of onsite amenities is extensive and covers swimming pool, solarium, 24-hour reception, bars, restaurant and parking.
If you're planning on spending a lot of time at the beach during your holiday in Tenerife, consider staying at Sol Tenerife. Just a short walk away from the coast, this hotel offers a wealth of facilities and services, including entertainment programme, swimming pools, all-inclusive option, bars and restaurants. Accommodation is available in the form of standard rooms, some of which have sea views.
Apartamentos Borinquen is a great choice for families and couples looking for budget accommodation in Playa de Las Americas. Here guests can choose from studios and apartments, all of which are spacious and comfortable. There are plenty of onsite amenities to enjoy, including swimming pool, solarium, 24-hour reception, parking and free WiFi access.
Another great choice when it comes to low-cost accommodation in the south of Tenerife, the Paraiso Royal Apartments are perfect for families and couples like. Here you'll find a selection of one-bedroom apartments and studios, as well as loads of onsite facilities, such as bar, reception, sun terrace and swimming pools.
Playa de las Americas Beach for September
If you're looking for a quiet place to soak up some rays, head to Playa del Camisón. Here you'll find soft golden sands and clear, gentle waters which create the ideal conditions for swimming. There is a handful of services and facilities available onsite, including showers, sun loungers, parasols and a beachside restaurant. When it comes to lunch, you'll be spoilt for choice thanks to the vast array of cafes, bars and supermarkets just a stone's throw away.
Located on the western side of Playa de Las Americas, Playa de Torviscas is the perfect place for families and couples alike to enjoy a day under the sun. This beach is some to fine sands and calm waters, making it a great spot for swimming or paddling. There is a number of amenities for visitors to enjoy, including sun lounger and parasol hire, toilets, showers, beach bars and water sports, with a fantastic choice of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and shops only a short walk away.
Bars and Restaurants
When it comes to Asian food in Tenerife, it doesn't get much better than Imperial Tai Pan. Located within the Safari Centre, this restaurant features a menu full of tempting dishes such as dim sum, sushi and teppanyaki. If you've got a large appetite, opt for one of the many set menu banquets which can be made to serve individuals or groups.
If you're looking for a low-cost option for dining out in Tenerife, take a look at Montana. With everything from English breakfasts, steak platters, pizzas and jacket potatoes to choose from, there's bound to be something for everyone to enjoy here. Because of the low prices, this restaurant is almost always busy, so be prepared for a little wait.
If you're craving a pint of the black stuff, what better place to get it that at McGuinness Bar? This bar has incredibly friendly staff who will do all they can to ensure you have a great night out. There is free WiFi available for customers and a large snack menu to choose from if you're feeling hungry.
Leonardo's is one of the best places in Tenerife for evening entertainment. Just a short walk away from Las Veronicas, it's also a great place to kick off your pub crawl. During the day Leonardo's shows all live sporting events, but come sunset it takes on a different scene, with a top resident DJ, solo artists and bands which perform until the early hours.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas in September
If you're looking for an excursion to go on, how about a ride onboard the Shogun Boat? This trip begins at Playa de Las Americas and takes you all the way to Los Gigantes where you'll be able to jump off the ship for a refreshing dip. During the journey you'll have the chance to spot pilot whales and bottle nose dolphins which regularly visit the waters around the Canary Islands. The excursion takes around five hours in total and includes lunch and drinks.
A round of mini golf at Vivo Treasure Island is a great way to spend a day. Here you'll find two golf courses one suitable for children and one more suitable for adults. There are life-size statues of pirates, pirate ships and waterfalls all over the golf courses which make it fun for everyone to enjoy. After you've played mini golf, chill out at the man-made beach or take a dip in the swimming pool.