Tenerife’s climate is pleasantly warm all year round. The island is geographically close to the African continent and is situated at the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. Due to the northeasterly trade winds and the Canary Current, temperatures in Tenerife do not get quite as hot as on the North African mainland.
Tenerife is characterised by diverse microclimates due to its varied landscapes and topography, including mountains and coastal areas. This means that the weather, including temperatures, rainfall and wind can differ, depending on which part of the island you are visiting.
The information given on this page is the average taken from across the island. If you are visiting the northern parts of the island and higher elevations, you may experience slightly cooler temperatures and more rainfall, while the southern coastal areas might be a little warmer and sunnier.
In Tenerife, April is characterised by mild and pleasant temperatures and the weather is generally warming up.
In April, you can expect daytime temperatures in Tenerife to range from around 18 to 25 degrees Celsius (64 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit).
Nighttime temperatures in April typically range from around 13 to 18 degrees Celsius (55 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit).
In Tenerife, the sea temperature in April usually ranges from around 18 to 21 degrees Celsius (64 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit). These temperatures can be quite comfortable for swimming and water activities, but that depends on individual preferences. The water temperature can vary depending on the specific location and the surrounding ocean currents.
In April, Tenerife experiences an increasing amount of daylight hours as it moves closer to the summer months. On average, you will get around 12 to 13 hours of daylight on the island during this month.
On average, you can expect a significant portion of April to be sunny, with approximately 20 to 25 sunny days during the month.
The UV-index is a measure of the strength of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun that reaches the Earth’s surface. It’s an important indicator of the potential for harm from unprotected sun exposure. In April, the UV index in Tenerife typically ranges from 7 to 9, which falls into the “high” category. This means there is an increased risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. It is therefore advisable to take appropriate sun protection measures, such as using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during peak sunlight hours.
Tenerife tends to have relatively low rainfall, especially in comparison to other European destinations. In April, Tenerife receives on average around 15-20 mm (0.6-0.8 inches) of rainfall or about 3 to 5 rainy days.
April is generally not known for extremely high winds. However, the wind conditions can vary across different parts of the island. The average wind speed for the month is 5.2 mph /8.4 kmh.
The southern and western parts of Tenerife tend to be less windy compared to the northern and eastern regions. The trade winds, which are prevailing easterly winds in this region, can influence the weather and contribute to breezy conditions.
Before you set off on holiday, don’t forget to check the forecast for your travel dates to get the up-to-date information on temperatures and weather patterns during your stay in Tenerife.
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