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Tenerife Weather in September

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.

Microclimates in Tenerife

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.

Temperatures in September

While not quite as hot as during the height of summer, September in Tenerife is a warm month with pleasant temperatures.

Air Temperature

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).

Sea Temperature

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.


Daylight hours

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.

Number of sunny days

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.

Rainfall in September

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.

What to Wear in Tenerife in September

With the weather being warm and sunny most of the time, you may want to bring the following:

  • Light and Breathable Clothing: Pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothing, such as shorts, skirts, dresses, and short-sleeved shirts. Cotton and linen fabrics are excellent choices to keep you cool in the warm temperatures.
  • Swimwear: Tenerife has beautiful beaches, and September is still a great time for swimming. Bring swimwear for beach days and water activities. You may also need sea shoes if you are planning to visit some of the many rock pools or rocky beaches.
  • Sun Protection: Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high SPF sunscreen to protect yourself from the strong sun. Consider clothing with UPF protection for added sun safety.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Bring comfortable sandals or breathable trainers for walking and outdoor activities. Consider sturdy and comfortable walking shoes if you plan on hiking or exploring the island.
  • Light Layers for Evenings: While daytime temperatures are warm, evenings can be slightly cooler. Pack a light jumper or jacket for cooler evenings, especially if you’ll be near the coast.
  • Casual Resort Wear: Tenerife is a popular tourist destination, and casual resort wear is generally acceptable in most places. Bring comfortable clothes for exploring the island and maybe a slightly more stylish outfit for dining out.
  • Rain Protection (optional): While the chance of rain is relatively low, you may want to bring a light rain jacket or a compact umbrella just in case.

Check the forecast

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.

Tenerife Climate and Weather throughout the Year

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