What’s the weather like in Tenerife in March?
The largest of the Canary Islands, Tenerife enjoys warm weather all year round thanks to its location off the west coast of Africa. March is one of the coolest and wettest months of the year, but temperatures are improving after winter. There’s plenty of sunshine in March, and you’ll get less rain as you move through the month.
With Tenerife so close to the Sahara Desert, temperatures would be higher in March if not for the cool Canary Current. Mount Teide is in the middle of Tenerife and protects the south of the island and it’s resorts from north easterly winds. Southern regions are kept warm and dry, while coastal locations are also drier than central areas.
Don’t forget to pack your beach towel as the average high temperature in Tenerife during March is 21ºC. You’ll want to bring some warmer clothes for the evenings though as temperatures cool to a brisk 13ºC. The average sea temperature’s 19ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the high-50s to 90%. Average rainfall’s 38mm across four rainy days.
You can look forward to 12 hours of daylight each day with seven hours of sunshine in March. The UV index will be very high, so don’t be shy with the sun cream. Sunset’s just after 7pm at the beginning of the month, with the start of daylight saving pushing this back to almost 8.30pm towards the end of April.
Things to Do
Things to do
The weather in Tenerife during March is great for working on your tan as you chill by the pool or on the beach. Temperatures are lower than over summer, which you may find more comfortable, especially if you plan on being quite active. The pleasant weather’s ideal for trips to Mount Teide and its surrounding national park, while golfing’s very popular during March for the same reason. Tenerife’s also great for surfing and diving all year round.
Where to stay
Due to the better weather, the majority of Tenerife’s most popular resorts can be found on the island’s south coast, with Los Cristianos, Playa de las Americas and Playa Paraiso all good options. Northern resorts generally see more wet and cloudy weather, although they’re quieter than those in the south. You may prefer this, considering how quick and easy it is to get to other parts of Tenerife if the weather isn’t great where you’re staying.