What’s the weather like in Tenerife in July?
Although the Canary Islands are nicknamed the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, July’s officially the start of summer in Tenerife. Thanks to its location off the coast of Africa, you’ll get hot weather, no rain and lots of sun if you’re going at this time.
Tenerife’s parallel to the Sahara Desert, and although sometimes it can feel like you’re in the desert, the Canary Current and north easterly winds will usually keep you cool. Mount Teide’s one of the world’s tallest volcanoes and will protect you from winds and rain if you’re in the south, which is generally warm and dry. If you’re on the coast then you’ll be less affected by the dust storms that can sometimes blow in from Africa.
You’ll have an average high of 27ºC in July, and things stay quite pleasant in the evenings, only dropping to 18ºC. The sea temperature’s 22ºC, while humidity’s low. You can look forward to 14 hours of daylight and ten long hours of sunshine without the threat of rain, but protect yourself in the sun with plenty of sun cream as UV levels will be extreme. The sun goes down nice and late at around 9pm, which is perfect for al fresco dining.
Things to Do
There are plenty of things to do in July, with great beaches at popular resorts such as Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Playa Paraiso. Water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing are lots of fun, while the Canary Current’s waters mean that Tenerife has some great diving spots.