Tenerife weather

Our guide to the weather in Tenerife destination during December

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Average high

5

UV Index

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Monthly rainfall

21

Sea temperature

Tenerife is a winter-sun destination, and so you'll find December is pleasantly warm. Pack a hoody and light rain jacket just in case. The sea is warmer than you might expect and is comfortable for swimming, but beaches are typically quiet. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Tenerife, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Tenerife weather in December.

How warm is it in Tenerife during December?

The temperature is extremely stable in December with average highs of 20℃ and lows just 2℃ lower at 18℃. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Tenerife during December?

On average, there will be 2 rainy days during the month, amounting to 1.2mm in total. That's almost nothing at all, therefore rain isn't something we think you need to consider. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Tenerife during December?

The water temperature around Tenerife reaches a pleasant 21℃ during December. While generally considered warm, some people might find it a little on the cool side on entering the water.

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6th April 2022 by Phil and Garth

10 amazing things to do in Tenerife

Tenerife is the biggest Canary Island of the Spanish archipelago and is actually closer to Morocco than it is Spain. Tenerife’s year-round sunshine, balmy subtropical climate and friendly prices attract thousands of Brits and Europeans on family package holidays. The south of Tenerife is popular with holidaymakers for its crystal clear waters, beautiful golden sandy beaches and lively resorts. Whilst the north is much quieter with dark volcanic beaches, lava formed natural swimming pools and...

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11th October 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

How to spend 3 days in Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands and the most populated island of Spain. It also has the highest mountain in Spain and black lava beaches. If you love water sports, Tenerife is a paradise for you! Due to the availability of beaches with perfect conditions, it is possible to enjoy a variety of water and outdoor sports at any time of the year. Some of those include snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, fishing, windsurfing, surfing, and so much more....

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3rd May 2021 by The Scrapbook of Life

9 absolute best things to do in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

You might be familiar with the popular resort towns of Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas in the south of Tenerife, but Puerto de la Cruz might be a stranger to you. Situated in the north of the island, Puerto de la Cruz is a small town that boasts a charming Old Quarter which is abundant with historic buildings, sociable squares, unique shops, and bistros and bars. And despite becoming more popular in recent years, Puerto de la Cruz still manages to retain its fishing village vibe,...

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26th March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

How to spend 3 days in south Tenerife

Tenerife has two parts, the North and the South. Each of them has different characteristics. From their weather to restaurants, traditions, and culture. However, both are extremely wonderful and worth to visit. In this article, we will be focusing on South Tenerife, Spain. It offers a lot of fun and exciting activities. South Tenerife Airport is also the second busiest airport (next to Gran Canaria) in the Canary Islands. ...

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1st July 2021 by Emma

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9th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The Canarian potatoes recipe: How to make Papas Arrugadas

Papas arrugadas. They may look as though they’re just potatoes with more wrinkles than Mick Jagger and a crusting of salt on the top but…No, hang on, it’s true. The recipe boils down (ho-ho!) to potatoes and, er, salt. Some daring souls throw in a splash of lemon juice but I suspect that’s because they feel embarrassed to list a “recipe” with only two ingredients....

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29th May 2019 by While I'm Young

Where to eat in Tenerife (and what to order)

Its popularity with British holidaymakers might fool you into thinking Tenerife’s gastronomy extends only as far as The Great British Fry Up, but my recent press trip to the Canary island taught me that Tenerife’s local food is reason alone to book a trip there. The destination’s 3,000 or so restaurants are affordable, meaning you can sample some of the best food in Tenerife even if you’re on a budget. Travellers who want to splash out, though, can choose from four Michelin starred...

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