The weather in Tenerife in March is improving as winter comes to an end and spring approaches. March and following month April are among the busiest times for tourism here if you are looking for the warmer conditions.
Tenerife, like the other Canary Islands enjoys a sub-tropical climate. It rarely gets cold here, even during the colder months such as January and February, the temperature remains warm.
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The average temperature now is a warm 18 Celsius. Conditions are often overcast during this month but the sun is still warm behind the clouds.
The yearly climate here is like spring most of the year. March is like a summer month in most northern European countries. The colder winter months are now behind and summer is approaching fast. March is always warm, the sun can be deceptive around this time.
Even though it tends to be warmer further south, most of the island will enjoy ideal weather. The amount of rainfall is decreasing and the temperature is increasing.
What Is Weather Like In Tenerife in March?
The temperature in Tenerife in March will often reach 23 Celsius. The daily low here will not drop much beyond 15 Celsius if at all. It may be a touch colder in the evenings but this is unlikely to seem chilly. A warm breeze from the Sahara Desert to the east can often raise the temperature.
The weather in Tenerife in March is usually warmest towards the end of the month. This island tends to yield some of the best temperatures in the Canaries during winter and spring. The average daily temperature will often exceed 20 Celsius. A record high of 34.5 Celsius was once recorded in March way back in 1951. With this in mind, it would be a good idea to invest in some sun cream. Most days will be warm enough to head to the beach if you choose.
Southern Tenerife In March For The Best Weather
The hottest weather in Tenerife is March is always in the southwest of the island. This is one of the reasons why Playa de las Américas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje are so popular.
Protecting these resorts are Teide Volcano and several other mountains. The peaks of Barranco del Infierno and Roque del Conde also act as shields. To the south, the mountains of Arona help to keep the colder northern weather at bay.
The sea temperature during March remains at 19 Celsius. Along with the February temperature, this is as cold as the sea will get here. Although the beaches will still be buzzing with activity. There will not be as many swimmers as some of the warmer months. The sea tends to warm up towards the end of the month and during April. The southern areas of Tenerife can be a shade warmer if you fancy a swim. You could also visit Siam Park or another water park where the water is warmer. You can check here for more details about the the sea temperature and other conditions during March.
Tenerife Weather In March
How hot is it in Tenerife in March?
The average daily temperature in March is a warm 18 Celsius with a daily high of 21 Celsius. The low temperature is 15 Celsius which is more common at the beginning of the month. Tenerife is one of the hotter places to visit during March unless you go outside Europe.
Is the sea warm enough to swim?
The temperature of the sea is now 19 Celsius which is not too cold for a swim on warmer days. You can be sure to see plenty of swimmers from northern climates taking a dip.
Does it rain in much in March?
Yes, but spring sees far less rainfall than winter. Usually there will be around 3 days rainfall during this month.
What is the hottest temperature on record for Tenerife during March?
A record temperature of 34.5 Celsius was recorded in 1951.
March sees 3 days of rainfall on average during the month. The precipitation level also decrease quite a bit from the previous colder months. The four months from November to February see plenty more rainfall. December is usually the wettest month here. As the temperature increases closer to April, the rainfall will decrease. Should any rain arrive, it’s not likely to be more than a quick shower as things heat up.
Sunshine Hours Per Day
The hours of sunshine in March remains at 8 hours. This is the case for every spring month. The number of daylight hours will now increase to 12 hours each day. April and May has the same hours of sunshine but the temperature is a touch warmer. March does tend to have some clouds and overcast days but these are few. Overcast conditions often yields rainfall. Once the sun burns away the clouds, you will need some sun cream.
Things To Do In Tenerife In March
Tenerife boasts many super attractions to keep your busy during your holiday. Below are a few of the best with a little infomation and links to pages on our tourism site.
Siam Park is a Thai-themed water kingdown which even has it´s own beach. If the Atlantic is on the chilly side, you could head here to warmer water temperatures. The awesome “Tower of Power” is the top attraction here but there are many more. For the young ones, “The Lost City” will thrill them for hours.
The same company as Siam Park own the super Loro Parque so you can be sure this is a top attraction. From it´s humble beginnings with 150 parrots, Loro Parque now houses over 4000 different species. Here you will also find an excellent aquarium and much more. Our favourite attraction is the penguin enclosure. You could be mistaken into thinking you were in the Antarctic!
Tenerife Temperatures In March By Resort
Below you can see the average temperatures in Tenerife in March for some of the top resorts. We feature Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas and Costa Adeje. These tend to be among the warmest places where most head to for winter sun. You can also hit the toggle for 2021 to see what the temperatures were.