Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather
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The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a climate of transition between the semi-arid warm and warm arid climates. However, because the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a large area, occupying most of the Macizo de Anaga. There are three other climates in this municipality. The cold semi-arid climate in the areas of medium altitude , and the Mediterranean and Mediterranean oceanic climates. This last one in the highest altitude areas of the municipality, especially in the Macizo de Anaga. The average annual temperature in the main observatory of the aemet located in this city is 21.5 ° C. It is being considered the warmest provincial capital of Spain. Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather is normally a gift for tourists and visitors.

The annual thermal amplitude is low: about 7 or 8 ° C. Temperatures range from an average of 18.3 ° C in January and February to around 25.5 ° C on average in August. In this month the maximum is not too high (about 29 °C) but the minimum is usually around 22 ° C. It also highlights that the average maximum temperature does not fall below 20 ° C in any month.

Precipitiations and humidity

The precipitations are scarce, with an annual average something over 200 mm. Nevertheless the irregularity of the rains sometimes gives rise to great amounts of precipitation in a short period of time. This happened in March of 2002 when they arrived to fall 232.6 mm in one day. That was an amount higher than the annual average. Rainfall is distributed very unevenly throughout the year: most of the rain falls between November and March. As opposed to the months of May to September, which are very dry. In particular, precipitation is almost non-existent in June and July, especially in the latter with a monthly average of 0.1 mm. Despite the lack of rainfall, the average annual humidity is around 63%. This value is due to the coastal condition of the city, varying little throughout the year.

From above information about Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather, it is said it is a pleasant city to visit.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife beach Las Teresitas

About Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, locally known as Santa Cruz, is a city and a municipality of Spain, capital of the homonymous province, of the island of Tenerife and of the autonomous community of Canarias. It has a population of 204 856 inhabitants as of January 1, 2018.

Founded on May 3, 1494 as real conquest, was between 1833 and 1927 de jure the only capital of the Canary Islands. Until in 1927 a decree to establish that the capital of the archipelago be shared with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

It is the seat of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, the Audience of Accounts of the Canary Islands and the Captaincy General of the Canary Islands. As well as the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands, this last alternative in the legislative periods with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The current name of the city and municipality was given by the conqueror of Tenerife Alonso Fernández de Lugo in 1494. The royal or conquest camp was settled in this area on May 3, the day of the Invention of the Cross. The formal name is santacrucero. However, the use of the nickname “chicharrero” has been popularized to designate the inhabitants of the municipality.

Some more curiosities about Santa Cruz

The city is very known for its carnival. Festival of International Tourist Interest and as one of the most famous in the world. Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather in February normally is not so cold, so people can enjoy carnival in the streets. The best architecture, highlighting the Auditorium of Tenerife, and that of the greatest exponents of architecture. contemporary.

Before the arrival of Europeans, the area was known by the Guanches as Añazo or Añaza. According to some authors means ‘the place to spend the night’ or ‘place of shelter’.


The municipality is located in the northeast of the island, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is bordering the municipalities of San Cristóbal de La Laguna and El Rosario. The city is located between the bay that bears its name and the Macizo de Anaga.

It has an extension of 150.56 km², occupying the 4th position on the surface of both the island and the province.

Its altitude in the historical helmet is of 4 meters on the level of the sea, whereas its highest place is reached in the known position like Cross of Taborno, to 1.020 msnm. Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather is related to the altitude as with the geographical situation in the north of Tenerife.

It has 58 kilometers of coastline, naturally divided by the Santos ravine.

The city is located in an abrupt zone, forming a metropolitan area with the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Both cities are physically and urbanistically united.

Las Teresitas Beach, in the north of Tenerife

As Santa Cruz de Tenerife weather is pleasant most of the year you can enjoy sunbathing in Las Teresitas beach.

Parque Rural de Anaga, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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