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Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe during the winter months.Why?
Well, it's because the Canary Islands are probably the warmest European destination in winter when the rest of the continent is usually suffering from low temperatures.
November is considered the month when the seasons change and the weather goes from summer hot to winter warm (still very warm for many of us visiting). Also, November is the month when northern Europeans come to Tenerife to spend the next 3 to 4 months here over the winter period, in order to escape the cold back home.
November marks the last days of hot summer, as temperatures rarely will surpass 30°C, even in the south.
But this doesn't mean it will be cold. It just means that the weather is still appropriate for sunbathing, just not as hot as during the summer months.
It's not an easy task to speak about the weather in Tenerife, as it can differ a lot due to its diverse microclimates.
We generally split Tenerife in two and talk about the south and the north. But the truth is that weather conditions can vary even on short distances; for example, one day we were in Puerto de Santiago, where it was a warm and calm day and we decided to walk to Los Gigantes. Well...the weather there was windy and it felt cooler than in Puerto Santiago. This was weird even for us, given the short distance between Playa La Arena, which was our starting point and Los Gigantes, which is only a few kilometers away, both on the coast.
So... the weather in Tenerife in November can be tricky and even a bit of a disappointment for some, especially for those coming to the island for the first time.
Even the south might get some rainy days, but the good thing is that it won't last for long.
It's much more common to be raining in the north of Tenerife, which is why the north is so green and attractive in terms of landscapes, compared to the south.
There's even the possibility of stormy days, strong winds and cloudy days, but it's impossible as to say when all this will happen.
The thing is, back in old Europe the weather is becoming darker and colder as well, so that's why people are looking for a break in the sun. And in Tenerife, it's difficult not to find a bit of sun and warmth if you spend here more than 3 days. The good thing about the weather in Tenerife in November is that no matter how bad it gets, it doesn't last for long (especially in the south).
Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos are located in the south of Tenerife, where you have the best chances for beautiful weather, so choosing one of these places as a base for your holiday is always a good idea.
The weather should still be warm and sunny on most days in this part of the island, with temperatures just below 30°C during the daytime.
The average temperature in November is still around 22°C (71.6°F), so if you're in the (usually) sunny south, you won't suffer from cold.
On sunny days the weather in November is still hot enough to sunbathe on the beach and the water temperature is still around 22°C (71.6°F), as it's just beginning to cool down.
In Tenerife South, the daily mean temperature is 21.5°C (71°F) in November, which is calculated as a mean between the average high temperature of 24.7°C (76.5°F) and the average low of 18.3°C (64.9°F).
Record low & record high temperatures
The highest temperature ever recorded in Tenerife in November (at Tenerife South Airport station) was 35.2°C (95.36°F) and the lowest temperature was 12°C (53.6°F).
Although November does get more rain than October (even in the south), the number of wet days stays the same, with an average of 2 rainy days in November.
November is also the month when the big storms usually happen in Tenerife, most of the times after the first half of the month, so you should be advised that there's also the chance of thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain.
Tenerife gets an average of 7 hours/day of sunshine in November.
The UV index is situated at a 5 on a scale that goes up to 11 as max. You should still use sun lotion with at least moderate SPF if you want to protect your skin when you are out in the sun.
Can you swim in November?
The ocean around Tenerife is still pretty warm and good for swimming, so you'll be able to enjoy the ocean especially when the sun is out.
Can it snow in Tenerife in November?
The truthful answer is that yes, it can snow in the month of November inside Teide National Park, but it is most likely to happen on the summit of Mount Teide. But chances are that the snow won't last for long during this month.
High °C (°F)
Low °C (°F)
|Puerto de la Cruz||23.9 (75)||18 (64.4)||59 (2.32)||8||6|
|Tenerife North Airport (SC La Laguna)||19.6 (67.3)||13.3 (55.9)||81 (3.19)||8||5|
|Izana (Teide)||11.1 (52)||4.5 (40.1)||54 (2.13)||4||7|
|Santa Cruz de Tenerife||24.1 (75.4)||18.4 (65.1)||34 (1.34)||9||6|
|Guimar||23.4 (74.1)||16.4 (61.5)||62 (2.44)||8||7|
|Tenerife South Airport||24.8 (76.6)||18.2 (64.8)||26 (1.04)||2||7|
|Los Cristianos||24.7 (76.5)||18.3 (64.9)||26 (1.02)||2||7|
|Costa Adeje (Playa de Las Americas)||24.7 (76.5)||18.3 (64.9)||26 (1.02)||2||7|
|Garachico||19.5 (67.1)||13.2 (55.8)||83 (3.27)||8||6|
Depending on where you're coming from, the weather will probably be much better and warmer than back home but be prepared for some cloudy and even rainy days as well.
We don't want to put you off booking a holiday to Tenerife this month, but it's a well-known fact that the weather can be tricky in November. If you're coming to Tenerife for two or three weeks in November and you get 3 or 4 overcast or rainy days you may be excited and happy at the end of your holiday, but if you're here for just one week or a long weekend, you might be disappointed.
If you don't mind a bit of overcast weather, the probable rainy days and you want more than just laying on the beach, then coming over in November might be a good choice for you.
In our opinion, any month is good for a holiday to Tenerife, but it's true that November can be a tricky month due to weather changes.
If you want guaranteed good weather, then November is not the month for you. If you want a short break and you love Tenerife no matter what, then, of course, you should go.
No matter when you decide to visit, there are so many things to do in Tenerife that you can easily find somewhere new to go and explore, despite the weather and season.
YES, definitely, everything will be open: hotels, bars, attractions, Siam Park, Loro Park, everything and everywhere is fully open and functional all year round.
There aren't many families with children at this time of the year, as they are in school, so the scene will be more quiet and chilled compared to the summer months or compared to December when there's a boom of tourism coming here to celebrate Christmas and New Year's.
Generally yes, it's pretty hot, considering the temperatures are around the high 20s°C on most days. The ocean is still pleasantly warm and ideal for swimming and even water sports (many surfers come here during this time to ride big waves).
If HOT HOT HOT is what you're looking for, then maybe the best time to visit Tenerife for you is in July or August, when temperatures often go above 30°C.
We love the warm autumn weather in Tenerife as we cannot stand the scorching heat when all we do is hide in the shade. But everyone is different, so we understand that some of you might be looking for something warmer than 27 - 29°C in the daytime.
If you're planning a winter holiday to Tenerife you can read our other articles as well:
Yes, Tenerife is warm in November. You can swim and sunbathe on most days, with an average high temperature of 24.7°C (76.5°F).
Yes, November is a great time to come to Tenerife, so you can escape the cold back home.
Yes, you can still sunbathe during the day and get a tan. The UV index is 5 in November, so make sure to use a sun lotion while sunbathing.
In November, the temperature in Tenerife South is similar to the one in Lanzarote, while the north of Tenerife is cooler and gets more rain.
In November, the sunset is at around 6:30 PM in Tenerife, so it will be dark about one hour later at 7:30 PM.