Tenerife Weather February Averages, Canary Islands

What's the weather like in Tenerife in February?

February is also one of the coldest months for Tenerife, Canary IslandsBut it's still much warmer than most other northern European countries - especially the resorts in South Tenerife.

Temperature

The average temperature for the island is 14ºC with highs of 17ºC and lows of 14ºC overnig...

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    • Temperature Temperature 17°C 63°F
    • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
    • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 14°C 56°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
    • Rainfall Rainfall 42 mm
    • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
    • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 19°C 66°F

    Tenerife Weather for February 2019

    What's the weather like in Tenerife in February?

    February is also one of the coldest months for TenerifeCanary IslandsBut it's still much warmer than most other northern European countries - especially the resorts in South Tenerife.

    Temperature

    The average temperature for the island is 14ºC with highs of 17ºC and lows of 14ºC overnight.

    North Tenerife

    In the north, such as in Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, temperatures are lower and rainfall is more intense than in the southern resorts, such as Los Gigantes and Playa de Las Americas.

    South Tenerife

    In the south, the daily average temperatures fluctuate between 18°C and 19°C in February. 

    Highs and Lows

    The hottest temperature ever recorded in Tenerife in February is 30°C, which was recorded on  8 February 1990 at Tenerife South Airport. The lowest temperature recorded in February is -9.8°C.

    Rain

    The chance of rain in Tenerife north is around 37% and in the south of the island, it's around 13%.

    Does it snow in Tenerife in February?

    Even though Mount Teide is often dusted with snow during this month, the likelihood of snow falling anywhere else on the island is practically zero..

    Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

    Across the month, Tenerife boasts an average of seven hours of daily sunshine and the average temperature of the sea is a mild 19°C, which is still pleasant enough for a swim.

    Humidity

    The relative humidity for Tenerife in February averages at around 68%, ranging between 49% (comfortable) and 91% (very humid), rarely dropping below 30% (comfortable).

    Wind

    Over the course of a typical February, common wind speeds in Tenerife range between light and fresh breezes rarely rising to fresher winds. 

    Tenerife Hotels in February

    Mar Ola Park

    Located on the outskirts of Playa de Las Americas, within easy walking distance of the shops, cafes and restaurants of El Camisón, as well as the Golf Las Americas golf course and Playa de Las Vistas beach, Mar Ola Park is a complex comprised of 72 studios and one-bedroom apartments.

    Within the complex you'll find free WiFi access zone, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, massage room and restaurant which serves international and local cuisine in the form of a buffet and a la carte menu.

    Los Cardones

    Also in Playa de Las Americas, Los Cardones is peaceful and made up of white-washed appartments and bungalows surrounded by gardens. The hotel has an outdoor pool and a kids pool and is a popular place for visitors looking for a tranquil break, also excellent for keen golfers Los Cardones is near the Playa de Las Americas golf course. 

    Hotel Andorra

    The three-star Hotel Andorra is equally well-located, set in the centre of Playa de Las Americas, only a five minute walk from the beach and the Safari Centre, where you'll find a plethora of shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. One excellent feature is the heated outdoor pool ideal when it is slighly cooler at this time of year, 

    Hotel Colon Rambla

    In the north of the island, Hotel Colon Rambla in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is set in the heart of the city, close to the Parque García Sanabría which is a fascinating urban park.  The hotel is also nearby to the Las Ramblas streets which are lined with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

    Hotel Rural La Correa

    If you want to get close to nature, Hotel Rural La Correa in Arona is a great place to stay. Located on a sprawling 11,000m2 estate, just 15 minutes away from the island's beaches and 15km away from the Teide National Park, this hotel is an idylic place to spend your holidays.  There are only six double rooms all with a rustic style with sea views. There is a large swimming pool and  bicycles are available to rent to explore the area, which is also known for its hiking and paragliding opportunities.

    Tenerife Beaches for February

    Callao Salvaje

    The western resorts in Tenerife, such as Callao Salvaje and Playa Paraiso, are the sunniest on the island and often enjoy sunshine when other resorts are covered in cloud. So if you want to soak up the rays in Tenerife in February, your best bet is to visit a western beach, such as the one at Playa de La Arena. This resort has one of the best natural black sand beaches on the island which has kept a hold of its Blue Flag status for many consecutive years

    These beaches all have Amenities include sun loungers, parasols, showers, toilets and wheelchair access. Thanks to the generous sunshine hours and warm temperatures the sea is almost always warm enough for swimming.

    Playa Bollullo

    If you want a beach that's off the beaten track, Playa Bollullo in Puerto de la Cruz might be just what you're looking for. This bay is one of the island's hidden gems and can only be reached after a challenging walk through banana plantations and along cliffs. Although there are no facilities such as sun beds or showers, there is a beach bar which sells snacks and drinks. This part of the island experiences very volatile weather – one minute it can be hot and sunny, the next it can be cool and cloudy. So prepare for all weather possibilities.

    Bars and Restaurants

    108 Wine & Coffee Bar

    The recently-opened 108 Wine & Coffee Bar in the town streets of Los Cristianos is a great place to grab a glass of Spanish wine  and some delicious tapas. This is a popular relaxed locale and always busy because of the affordable and delicous food. This cafe serves  tapas, salads, salmon, prawns, steak, chicken, burgers, nachos and vegetarian dishes. 

    Route 66

    Located just across from the Barcelo Santiago, Route 66 in Puerto de Santiago is a must-visit if you want live music. Many bands perform here, including Old Dogs New Tricks, Black Hole and Traveller Blues Band. This bar gets packed out quickly, so it's recommended that you get there early if you want a seat for the show which starts at 9pm. The well-stocked bar offers a huge selection of local and international beers, ciders, wine, spirits and soft drinks, all of which are priced reasonably for the area.

    The Irish Times

    The Irish Times in Los Cristianos is another great place to go for evening entertainment and it also broadcasts many live sporting events from their large screen. The evening entertainment is hosted by John Cusack – one of Tenerife's most popular entertainers – and is comprised of live singers and groups, most of which are Irish. Entertainment begins early evening around 8pm and carries on well into the early hours.

    Things to do in Tenerife in February

    The Monkey Park

    The Monkey Park in Arona is a great place to visit in February, when the temperatures are relatively cool and the chance of a cloudy day is quite high. Often referred to as the "biggest little zoo in the world", this animal park is the breeding centre for various endangered species of monkeys, including gibbons, golden lion tamarins, drill monkeys and squirrel monkeys. But that's not all – the Monkey Park is also home to big cats, parrots, lemurs and reptiles.

    The highlight of the Monkey Park is the interaction enclosure which you can enter and have a hands-on experience with many of the animals.

    Piramide de Arona

    If you want to see a show during your stay, see what's on at the Pirámide de Arona. This impressive building is home to suberb dance and music shows Carmen Mota is the resident performance . This innovative and surprising musical combines dance, opera and Flamenco and is an adapted version of 'Rigoletto'. The show is completely mesmerising and a must see. You can book tickets on the website. 

    February events in Tenerife

    Festival

    Valentines Day

    14th February 2020

    Although not as spectacular as carnival, Valentine’s Day is another celebration held in Tenerife in February. On the 14th many restaurants throughout the island offer special set menus and decorate the tables with rose petals and candles to set the mood.

    Website:

    https://www.myguidetenerife.com/valentines-on-the-breadline

    Carnival

    21st February 2020 to 1st March 2020

    One of the most highly anticipated events of the year takes place in Tenerife in February – carnival. During this time, almost all of the towns across the island hold parties, with the best celebrations being held in Santa Cruz for two weeks around the 10th of the month, when something is going on almost every day. There are carnival queen elections, parades, street parties and plenty of opportunities for everyone to dress up. The Santa Cruz carnival is regarded as the second best in the world, making it a must-see if you’re in Tenerife during February.

    Website:

    https://www.carnivaland.net/tenerife-carnival/

    Funeral of the Sardine

    26th February 2020

    To end the Carnival celebrations in Santa Cruz, Puerto de la Cruz and across the island, a papier-mache fish is burnt to symbolise the end of winter, accompanied by fireworks which can explode from within the 'Sardine itself.'

    Website:

    https://www.webtenerife.co.uk/what-to-do/carnival/events/sardine-burial.htm

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