Tenerife is the biggest of the seven Canary Islands (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro) with an area of about 2000 square kilometres. It is often called the “Island of Eternal Spring”, because the climate is mild all year round. In the South it is very dry and the sun is shining almost every day with almost no rainfall. In the North there is more precipitation, mainly in the winter months, therefore the soil is much more fertile than in the South and abundant vegetation is found there. This winter there was almost no precipitation so far here in Puerto de la Cruz (in the North of the island), it didn’t rain more than once or twice per month and always only for a short period of time during the night. The temperatures lay between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius in December, about 16 and 20 degrees Celsius in January and between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius in February (so far). When the sun is shining it is very strong, but since the end of January a strong wind is often blowing and so even if the sun is shining, it is still quite cool. Interestingly the wind usually ceases in the evening and at night the temperatures aren’t much lower than during the day.
As far as we know the temperatures in summer range between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius in the North as well as in the South and it rains very seldomly .