The weather in Tenerife in February is like January in many respects. The average temperatures are identical but there is usually quite a bit more rainfall. This island still remains warm in comparison to most destinations to the north. February is a popular month to visit for those looking for winter sun.
The southern areas of Tenerife are usually the warmest in February. The northern parts of the island are more lush and tend to see more rainfall. Even so, the temperature does not fall much bellow 14 Celsius which is still quite mild.
What Is The Weather Like in Tenerife in February?
February can see the temperature creep up to 21 Celsius throughout the month. This is especially true closer to March as winter is coming to an end. Spring will see an increase in the temperature and a decrease in the amount of rainfall. The daily low here during February is 14 Celsius but this is quite rare and often the nighttime temperature.
The weather in Tenerife in February is usually a shade warmer as the month reaches it’s conclusion. There is only a difference of 1 – 2 Celsius during the whole month. The beginning and halfway through the month is when it’s cooler here with more rainfall. The highest recorded temperature here was 30 Celsius in 1990. With this in mind, it’s always a good idea to expect hotter weather than the averages suggest.
The days of rainfall during February increase to around 5 on average. The precipitation when it arrives tends to be more than most months. Only November and December record more rainfall than February. In fact, the rain will continue to decrease every month until November arrives again.
The cities of Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz tend to see the bulk of the rain. This is also true for many of the areas in the north of the island. The resorts in the south enjoy some protection from Mount Teide.
Hours of Sunshine
February sees the hours of sunshine increase from 6 hours to almost 8 hours. The hours of daylight also increases to 12 hours. Only the longer daylight months of June, July and August will see more hours of sunshine. These are the hotter summer months with 10 hours of sunshine. February does tend to remain overcast for much of the month. There are still plenty of days of sunshine when the grey skies clear up.
Other Islands in February
Tenerife Weather In February
- February enjoys a warm daily outside temperature of 17 Celsius on average.
- The sea temperature now drops to 19 Celsius which is a shade colder than January.
- February sees an average of 8 hours daily sunshine , an increase of 2 hours.
- This month typically sees around 5 days of rainfall which is slight increase.
- The daily high temperature during this month is 21 Celsius.
- The low can drop to a chilly 14 Celsius so you may need a jacket in the evenings.
- February is the second coldest month in Tenerife
- The record high for February is 30 Celsius.
The Sea temperature drops to it’s coldest yearly level during February. This is also true for March, the Sea during these months is the coldest in Tenerife. An average temperature of 19 Celsius will seem chilly for a swim. Those from much colder climates such as Scandinavia tend to enjoy a swim during this month. Towards the end of the month, the beaches will begin to see more activity.