Tenerife enjoys one of the world's best climates which is why it is often described as the ‘island of eternal spring.’ This beautiful place, located just off the north coast of Africa, promises sunshine, glorious blue skies and warm temperatures for most of the year. Annually it boasts more days of sunshine than most other holiday destinations with very few rainy days, particularly during the summer months. In fact, even in December the average rainfall in Tenerife is only five days.
The combination of trade winds and the sea breeze produce warm but not suffocating summers and temperate winters, with temperatures between 17ºC (63ºF) and 21ºC (70ºF).
This characteristic Canarian climate produces some unique situations including seeing snow in the mountains. This is particularly interesting in Mount Teide National Park where snow usually falls every year during the winter months, while the rest of the island’s coastline enjoys beautiful sunshine. You can literally be cooling off in the warm ocean while looking up at El Teide, which is often covered in snow... a fantastic sight!