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