October is an excellent time to visit Tenerife as the peak summer season crowds have mainly left and the weather is still warm and sunny.
You can expect warm, dry weather with clear blue skies and around seven hours of sunshine daily with the occasional rain shower and dust storm.
How hot is it in Tenerife in October?
Daytime temperatures climb to an average high of 26°C (78°F) and low of 20°C (68°F).
How sunny is it in Tenerife in October?
There are normally 7.5 hours of bright sunshine each day in Tenerife in October – that's around 63% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 8:05m with sunset around 7:35pm.
How warm is the sea around Tenerife in October?
The average sea temperature in Tenerife in October is 23°C (73°F), which is warm enough for swimming.
Does it rain in Tenerife in October?
The average rainfall in Tenerife in October is 25mm (1in) distributed across three days.
How windy is it in Tenerife in October?
October sees an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots; 10 mph).
What to do in Tenerife in October?
October is excellent for sunbathing, swimming, windsurfing, diving and deep-sea fishing as well as whale and dolphin watching excursions. It’s also an excellent time for playing golf and exploring the island by car, mountain biking or on foot.
Don't miss the traditional folk music festival at the annual Sabandeno Festival, held in La Laguna.
Hispanic Day – 12th Oct. October is considered low season in Tenerife, with more competitive hotel rates.
|High Temp: 26°C (78°F)|
|Low Temp: 20°C (68°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 11 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 16 km/h (8 knots; 10 mph)|
|Wet Days: 3 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 25mm (1in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Low heat & humidity|
|UV Index: High|
|Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)|
|Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain|
The best time to visit Tenerife for a beach holiday is from late-June to late-September, however, anytime from May to mid-October is good for a range of warm-weather activities.
For city tours and excursions to the interior of Tenerife, it's best to visit in April, May and the first half of October – so avoiding the summer heat.
With constant good weather, Tenerife is considered a 365-day-a-year destination.
For more climate info: Tenerife weather guide…
Note: Meteorological data for Tenerife is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from Spain's Agencia Estatal de Meteorología (AEMET) at the closest weather station, Tenerife South International Airport (TFS), also known as Tenerife South–Reina Sofía Airport, located in the south of Tenerife. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Tenerife weather in October: 8 October, 2023
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