Tenerife is a perfect destination to travel in the month of January. In this month we are in the winter season, but in Tenerife, as in Canary Islands in general, winters are soft. The climate of the Canary Islands is a subtropical climate. Tenerife weather in January is quite nice if you travel from any european country.
About Tenerife weather in January there is an average daily temperature of 17ºC, with minimum temperatures of 11ºC and maximum of 21ºC. On average it has about 11 hours of daylight with approximately 6 hours a day of sunshine during the month of January. The average humidity degree of 73%. At this time of year the water is cool, with an average temperature of 20ºC. However the temperature allows intrepid bathers to bathe in its beaches. The heated swimming pools of many hotels and resorts will always be available.
However, the night temperature usually decreases several degrees with respect to the day, even below 12ºC, mainly in interior areas. That moments we will feel very cold. Tenerife weather in January is in the most rainy and cold season, which covers from November to March. The statistics indicate an average of 3-4 rainy days in this month.
Weather about geographical conditions
Due to the proximity to the coast of Africa it is not unusual for occasional episodes of dust storms that raise the temperature 2-3ºC. Despite the proximity to the African coast the climate is not so extreme thanks to the marine currents and the winds that affect the Canary Islands. 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 interior areas. Also in the North there is a higher humidity index throughout the year, and as a result, there is more vegetation.
If you are a traveler and you are looking for sun and sand, the recommendation in Tenerife for the month of January is to stay in the South zone, Costa de Adeje, Playa de las Américas, … In this area there is usually more hours of sun and better temperature. About weather in Tenerife in January, it is advisable to take a coat in the early hours of the morning and in the afternoon and evening hours. Generally, although the water is cold, since Tenerife is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, you may find that the sensation of the water temperature is the same as in other places further north in Europe in the middle of summer.
Things to do in Tenerife in January
With this time in Tenerife in addition to enjoying the sun hours and the pleasant temperature on the beach, there are other alternatives.
Sun and temperature that we usually do not find in other areas of Europe at this time of year. So we also recommend you to visit the many natural spaces that Tenerife offers. For example, a visit to the Teide National Park, and climb the Pico del Teide, is more than recommended.
Due to the more humid climate in the North of Tenerife there are forests and vegetation zones with very beautiful landscapes. The north and northwest zones are more rainy than the south zone.
On the 5th of January, the Three Kings Day ride is organized in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. On January 6, children receive the
Three Kings Day gifts, and it is a public holiday, so public services are closed that day except in the tourist municipalities of Adeje, Arona and Puerto de la Cruz.
Also you can visit in Tenerife the following parks and natural places:
- Teide National Park,
- the Corona Forestal Natural Park,
- Chinyero Volcano, in Santiago del Teide
- Costa Acentejo Protected Landscape.
- Comprehensive Natural Reserve Pinolere, in the municipality of La Orotava.
- The Rambla de Castro, Los Realejos.
- Los Frailes mountain, located in Los Realejos.
- Parque Rural de Anaga, in the northern area of Tenerife, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- Montaña Pelada, Montaña Pelada Natural Monument located in Granadilla de Abona.
- Natural Reserva Especial de Montaña Roja. It is located in Granadilla de Abona.
- Guajara Mountain, in Granadilla de Abona.
- Hell’s ravine. Located in Adeje.