Tenerife is still a perfect destination to travel in winter, specifically in the month of February. In this month we continue in the winter season but we move towards spring. However Tenerife weather in February, even when in winter, is a soft climate. The weather of the Canary Islands is a subtropical climate.
Tenerife weather in February has an average daily temperature of 17.5ºC, with minimum temperatures of 11ºC and maximum of 22ºC. On average, it has about 12 hours of daylight with approximately 8 hours a day of sunlight during February. Therefore the hours of light and the hours of sun begin to increase. The average humidity degree of 75%.
At this time of year the sea water is still fresh, with an average temperature of 20ºC. However the temperature allows intrepid bathers to bathe on its beaches. The temperature of the night usually lasts several degrees with respect to the day, although it usually does not do it below 14ºC. You can feel this temperature drop mainly in inland areas.
February in Tenerife still in winter
Tenerife weather in February is in the rainiest and coldest season, which covers from November to March. While it is not a particularly rainy month, statistics indicate an average of 2-3 days of rain in February.
As during the year, episodes of dust storms that raise the temperature 2-3ºC can occur in February. This is due to the proximity to the African coast and the Sahara desert. Also the south and east of the island of Tenerife is generally warmer and drier than the north. In general in the coastal areas there is less rain than in the inland areas. In the north there is a higher humidity index throughout the year, and the result is that the north is more exuberant. Therefore these weather conditions makes the north of Tenerife ideal to visit its many beautiful natural sites.
If you are looking for sun and sand, the recommendation in February is travelling to the South zone, Costa de Adeje, Playa de las Américas, etc… In the south of Tenerife in February there is still greater number of hours of sun. Temperature is also better than in the north of Tenerife.
Most of the time in Tenerife in February, the recommendation is to bring a coat in the early hours of the morning, afternoon and evening hours. The temperature of the water, with an average of 20ºC, remains cold compared to other times of the year. However, visitors from European countries may find that it is a good temperature to bathe. Thus, in Tenerife, it is common to find beaches with bathers in the water during the month of February.
Things to do in Tenerife in February
In general, in the months of February and March, Carnival celebrations take place in the different municipalities of Tenerife.