The climate of Tenerife North (Canary
Islands / Spain)
The northern part of the island is the wetter and consequently the
greener part of the island. Clear blue skies are fairly uncommon here,
often clouds can be spotted. Humidity figures are also higher here
than in the warm southern part of Tenerife. In combination with high
temperatures this may cause things to feel muggy. The higher regions
in the northern part of Tenerife are often in the clouds. Especially
en route from Puerto de la Cruz to Teide it is often foggy.
From October till March there is a risk of heavy weather. Every now
and then the amount of rain that falls in a short period of time is
too much for the sewer system to handle. Streets and basements may
flood and even cars may get washed away. These kinds of extreme
weather are hard to predict. However, fortunately this does not occur
on a regular basis.
Pico del Teide
Mount Pico del Teide is situated in the central part of Tenerife.
During the winter the peaks of this mountain may get snow. This
mountain forms the natural boundary between the dry south and the wet
and green north. If you take a trip via one of the four routes that
lead to the top of the mountain at 3,718 meters you can see the
landscape change. Differences in soil, wind and other weather
conditions have resulted in a large variety in the Teide National
Park. If you have ever traveled here you will have noticed the fierce
winds on the northeastern side of the mountain. If you plan on taking
a cable car to the top of the mountain you will have to be lucky. Due
to heavy winds the cable car is often closed.
Differences in temperature
In the higher regions and the regions surrounding Mount Teide it is
much colder than in the lower areas. Especially during the winter and
during spring large differences in temperatures may occur. If you plan
on visiting the central part of the island we advise you to pack warm
clothes. (long trousers and a cardigan, sweater or coat)
Specific climate information per city
The following climate information is available for Tenerife:
Costa del Silencio
Playa de las Americas
Puerto de la Cruz
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Tenerife North.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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