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Planning for Tenerife Weather

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Travel Guide

It is not unusual for uncontrollable factors to determine the success of a trip. Weather, for instance, can make or break even the best itinerary. Without warm temperatures and sun, even the most alluring beach scenes lose their charm. And who really wants to hike a mountainous terrain or visit an outdoors museum when it is cold and rainy? You can spend hours tailoring the perfect holiday for you and your family, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate, it might not matter. There are few destinations that boast reliable sunshine and warmth, but Tenerife’s weather will rarely let you down.

Called “the Island of Eternal Spring,” Tenerife has a temperate climate that keeps conditions manageable for its visitors. Owing largely to trade winds and cold sea currents, the temperatures remain moderate all year long. During the peak tourist months of June, July, and August, the daily high averages around 80°F and lows around 65°F. In the winter, the high temperatures keep in the low 70′s. Therefore, there really is no bad time to visit Tenerife, as temperatures do not fluctuate much throughout the year. You will want pack a jacket for those chilly night times, but shorts and bathing suits should get much use during the day.

While the Tenerife temperatures are perfect for tourists, the lack of precipitation may be even more so. The annual rainfall totals are very low, with almost nothing coming down during the summer months. In fact, the wettest month is December, with usually only five days of rainfall. Despite its general predictability, Tenerife weather can vary greatly in different spots around the island because of its contrasting elevations. You could be enjoying a warm, sunny day on the beach while it’s snowing up on the Teide volcano.

Destinations like Ireland have very unpredictable weather patterns that make it hard for visitors to plan outdoor activities from day to day. Fortunately, the Tenerife weather allows for ease in planning, as rainfall is unlikely and temperatures are always moderate. Take advantage of this great holiday climate by making the most of your time outdoors. Be a bum on the beach, or check out some of the best attractions on the island!

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