Tenerife weather

Our guide to the weather in Tenerife during May

22

Average high

5

UV Index

0mm

Month rainfall

20

Sea temperature

You'll find almost perfect conditions in Tenerife during May, with warm days, balmy nights, and seas perfect for swimming. Visitor numbers increase from May, so resorts fully open and are buzzing with people. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Tenerife, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, 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 May.

How warm is it in Tenerife during May?

The temperature is extremely stable in May with average highs of 22℃ and lows just 3℃ lower at 19℃. 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 May?

May is typically the driest month in Tenerife. On average, in you'll see rain on just one day in the month. In other words, you shouldn't see any of the wet stuff. You're not likely to see a thunderstorm during your trip.

How warm is the sea in Tenerife during May?

The water around Tenerife is around 20℃ during May. It will feel a little on the cool when first entering, but you'll warm up quickly. Most kids will have no problem with this temperature, but those who feel the cold are unlikely to want to swim.

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Tenerife Blog posts

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26th March 2021 by Two Monkey's Travel

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12th February 2021 by Andy

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9th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

The Canarian potatoes recipe: How to make Papas Arrugadas

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29th May 2019 by While I'm Young

Where to eat in Tenerife (and what to order)

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23rd May 2019 by Rachel Nicole

Six destinations to consider for family beach holiday

As we are moving into the Summer months, where to go on holiday is something playing on many people’s minds. There are so many choices of amazing resorts to choose from so I thought I’d suggest a couple of destinations for cheap family holidays. Whether you are looking for a Summer Holiday this year or planning ahead for 2020, there are some amazing beach destinations suitable for all the family. We are talking about gorgeous beaches, water parks, family entertainment and endless fun!...

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28th May 2019 by While I'm Young

23 unique things to do in Tenerife (beyond your hotel)

Holidays to Tenerife have been popular amongst us Brits for decades but not everyone who visits the island strays from its beaten path and experiences life beyond the resorts. I visited on a press trip with Jet2.com and Visit Tenerife to explore the lesser-known parts of the destination recently and discovered all of the fun, unique things to do in Tenerife. Over the course of our three day stay in Tenerife, I learned so much about the holiday destination. Did you know there are around 300...

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9th February 2021 by Inside the Travel Lab

Tenerife food guide: How to find authentic Canarian food in Tenerife

The food in Tenerife blends together influences from nearby Africa, the trade with the new Americas, and, of course, the reach of Castilian Spain. But with all that mixed in, the cuisine in Tenerife still has its own identity. My favourite, forever, will be papas arrugadas with green and red mojo....

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