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The climate of Tenerife is also influenced by winds, especially the prevailing N.E. trades, whose moisture condenses on the North and North East foothills of the Island, forming extensive seas of cloud. These are located between approximately 600 and 1,800 metres above sea level; the upper boundary is limited by the circulation of higher altitude, dryer and warmer air, which usually prevents the clouds from rising above the zone of temperature inversion (See diagram).
The sporadic appearance of atmospheric disturbances temporarily modifies this pattern, giving way to hot, dust-filled winds or torrential rain that can fall as snow in the mountains. Moreover, the rugged terrain of Tenerife can modify general weather conditions locally, generating a rich variety of micro-climates.  

Climate data

The first table shows average daily sunshine (hours of sunshine) in four weather stations on the island, and the second table shows average monthly and annual temperatures in the same weather stations. A third table shows average annual rainfall in six weather stations and finally there is a series of interesting links.

AVERAGE DAILY HOURS OF SUNLIGHT
Month Santa Cruz Aerop. Sur Aerop. Norte Izaña
January 5.8 6.1 4.9 6.9
February 6.6 6.6 5.9 8.2
March 7.1 6.8 5.9 9.1
April 8.0 6.5 6.1 9.0
May 9.2 7.5 6.5 10.5
June 10.2 7.6 7.8 12.4
July 11.0 8.4 8.6 10.8
August 10.5 8.0 8.6 10.8
September 8.3 6.2 7.4 9.1
October 6.7 6.5 6.1 8.4
November 5.9 5.9 5.4 7.2
December 5.4 6.2 4.6 6.6
AVERAGE 7.9 6.9 6.4 9.0
AVERAGE MONTHLY AND ANNUAL TEMPERATURES (in ºC)
Month Santa Cruz Airport TF SOUTH Airport TF NORTH Izaña
January 17.2 18.4 12.2 4.0
February 17.9 18.2 12.5 4.3
March 18.6 19.3 13.2 5.7
April 19.1 19.3 13.4 6.7
May 20.3 20.2 14.6 9.5
June 22.1 22.0 16.0 13.4
July 24.3 24.0 18.5 17.5
August 24.9 24.8 19.4 17.5
September 24.2 24.8 19.1 14.0
October 22.8 23.6 17.6 10.1
November 20.5 21.5 15.4 7.2
December 18.5 19.5 12.9 4.3
AVERAGE 20.8 21.3 15.1 9.5
AVERAGE ANNUAL RAINFALL
Place Altitude (m) Annual (mm) Days more than 0.1 mm
Santa Cruz de Tenerife 36 243,5 50,8
Punta de la Rasca - 95,7 10,8
Airport TF SUR - 125,7 -
Airport TF NORTE 617 661,2 85,2
Icod de los Vinos 200 449 71,3
Observatorio del Teide (Izaña) 2367 532,6 45,7
Rating:
Votos(s): 23. Resultado: 4.65
Micro-climates
Micro-climates