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.
Due to its varied landscapes and topography, with mountains and coastal areas, Tenerife is characterised by diverse microclimates. 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 gives you an average 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.
While not quite as hot as during the height of summer, September in Tenerife is a warm month with pleasant temperatures.
The daytime temperatures in September typically range from approximately 24 to 29 degrees Celsius (75 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit).
Nights are generally mild and comfortable. On average, you can expect nighttime temperatures of around 18 to 23 degrees Celsius (64 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit).
The sea around Tenerife tends to be warm in September, having been heated up by the summer sun for some time. On average, you can expect sea temperatures to be around 23 to 25 degrees Celsius (73 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) during this month – excellent conditions for beachgoers and water enthusiasts.
Days are still relatively long in September with around 11 to 12 hours of daylight, allowing for plenty of time to explore and enjoy outdoor activities on the island.
Tenerife typically experiences a high number of sunny days in September. On average, you can expect around 22 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 September, the UV index is generally high, often reaching values of 8 or higher. This indicates a high level of ultraviolet radiation. It is important to take appropriate sun protection measures, such as using sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding prolonged sun exposure, especially during peak hours.
September is generally dry in Tenerife, with only the odd rainy day. You may encounter around 1 to 4 rainy days or 1 to 6 millimeters of rainfall during the month.
The wind conditions in September can vary, but overall, it is not as windy as some other months of the year. The prevailing trade winds, which are common in Tenerife, tend to be milder during the summer months, including September.
With the weather being warm and sunny most of the time, you may want to bring the following:
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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