What’s the weather like in Tenerife in May?
Tenerife’s the largest of the Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa, and enjoys warm weather all year round as one of the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’. It’s nearly summer in May and you'll get lots of sunshine and hardly any rain if you book your Tenerife holidays at this time.
Things can be scorching in May when the Sahara Desert sends hot winds over to the island, although the cooling Canary Current and breezes will usually keep you comfortable. Mount Teide’s one of the world’s tallest volcanoes and protects the south of the island from north easterly winds, meaning it’s warmer and drier than the north. You'll also get less rain on the coast, making your stay at one of the below resorts even better.
You're going to spend lots of time chilling out in the sun during May, as the average high temperature is 23ºC. Pick out your best beach gear for your holiday, but you'll need to bring some warmer things for the evenings as it can get a bit cool. The average sea temperature’s 20ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from the late-50s to early-90s. Average rainfall’s just 8mm across two rainy days.
You can look forward to 14 hours of daylight and nine hours of sunshine each day in May. Take care in the sun as UV levels will be very high, while sunset’s almost 9pm by the end of the month