Tenerife weather in May 2018

Expect 21°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 9 hours of sunshine per day in Tenerife in May. Check more long-term weather averages for Tenerife in May before you book your next holiday to Tenerife in 2018. The May weather averages shown below are for Playa de las Americas.

Key weather averages for Tenerife in May

  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)21
    21°C max day temperature
  • 9 hours of sunshine per day (63% of daylight hours) in May in Tenerife9
    9 hours of sunshine per day
  • 2 days with some rainfall in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)2
    2 days with some rainfall
  • 14°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)14
    14°C min night temperature
  • 14 hours of daylight per day in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)14
    14 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 11 mm monthly rainfall in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)11
    11 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)10
    10 (Very High) UV index
  • 20°C sea temperature in May in Tenerife (Playa de las Americas)20
    20°C sea temperature

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Guide to Tenerife weather in May

The average maximum daytime temperature in Tenerife in May is a comfortable 21°C (70°F). The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 14°C (57°F). There are usually 9 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 63% of the 14 hours of daylight.

Expect 11mm (0.4 inches) of rainfall across the whole of May with 2 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be very high (10 UV index) at midday when the skies are clear.

The average sea temperature in and around Tenerife in May is 20°C (68°F).

The weather in Tenerife in May is represented by Playa de las Americas.

The weather in May in Tenerife is like an English summer and the best month for whale watching
The weather in May in Tenerife is like an English summer and the best month for whale watching © Tenerife Tourism

Things to do in Tenerife in May 2018

May starts with a bang in Tenerife, as the night sky over chilly, hilly Los Realejos warms up with a riotous firework display to mark the Día de la Cruz. There's additional colour in the floral crosses which further prettify this charming northern town.

Moving towards the middle of the month, go local on the island by taking to the streets in Puerto de la Cruz. Here, Mueca - the street art festival - takes advantage of the legendary favourable climate of the Canary Islands to stage entertainment of the al fresco variety. Watch acrobats perform exhilarating, gravity-defying feats and clowns similarly bridging the language divide through the medium of mine.

Later in the month, the Tenerife Walking Festival allows you to get up close and personal with the island. Experienced guides lead hikes through some of the island's most stunning terrain. The penultimate day in May sees the Día de Canarias celebrated across the island(s) with natives dusting off their traditional Canarian costumes and bringing out the tiples again for more folk offs. Although, over in capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the month is one long party thanks to the Fiestas de Mayo, which is a series of interconnected events throughout May, including dances and a wine fair.

Event Location Date
Día de la Cruz Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3rd May
Mueca Puerto de la Cruz 11th to 14th May
Tenerife Walking Festival islandwide 22nd to 26th May
Día de Canarias across the Canary Islands 30th May
Fiestas de Mayo Santa Cruz de Tenerife all month

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Tenerife sunrise & sunset times for May 2018

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Tenerife in May 2018. Select a month to view Tenerife sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The Tenerife sunrise & sunset times shown below are for Playa de las Americas.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Tuesday, 1st May 2018 07:27 20:41
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 07:26 20:42
Thursday, 3rd May 2018 07:25 20:43
Friday, 4th May 2018 07:25 20:43
Saturday, 5th May 2018 07:24 20:44
Sunday, 6th May 2018 07:23 20:44
Monday, 7th May 2018 07:22 20:45
Tuesday, 8th May 2018 07:22 20:46
Wednesday, 9th May 2018 07:21 20:46
Thursday, 10th May 2018 07:20 20:47
Friday, 11th May 2018 07:20 20:47
Saturday, 12th May 2018 07:19 20:48
Sunday, 13th May 2018 07:18 20:49
Monday, 14th May 2018 07:18 20:49
Tuesday, 15th May 2018 07:17 20:50
Wednesday, 16th May 2018 07:17 20:50
Thursday, 17th May 2018 07:16 20:51
Friday, 18th May 2018 07:16 20:51
Saturday, 19th May 2018 07:15 20:52
Sunday, 20th May 2018 07:15 20:53
Monday, 21st May 2018 07:14 20:53
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 07:14 20:54
Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 07:13 20:54
Thursday, 24th May 2018 07:13 20:55
Friday, 25th May 2018 07:13 20:55
Saturday, 26th May 2018 07:12 20:56
Sunday, 27th May 2018 07:12 20:57
Monday, 28th May 2018 07:12 20:57
Tuesday, 29th May 2018 07:11 20:58
Wednesday, 30th May 2018 07:11 20:58
Thursday, 31st May 2018 07:11 20:59
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