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Tenerife Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

Tenerife has a relatively stable climate throughout the year with average daytime temperatures varying between 15°C (59°F) and 25°C (77°F). August is generally the hottest month, January and February the coolest, during which time snow can appear on the highest ground. The north of the island tends to be a little cooler with more chance of cloudy days.

Required clothing

Lightweight except in winter when the evenings can be cool. Warm clothing is required for visiting the mountain areas in winter.

Geography

Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and lies in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 320km (200 miles) off the border between Morocco and Western Sahara, and 1,300km (812 miles) from the Iberian Peninsula. At its centre is Mount Teide, the highest point in Spain at 3,718m (12,198ft).

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