Tenerife weather in May

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The May weather guide for Tenerife shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

How hot is it in Tenerife in May?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 21°C in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife in May, falling to 14°C at night.

How sunny is it in Tenerife in May?

There are normally 9 hours of bright sunshine each day in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife in May - that's 63% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around Tenerife in May?

The average sea temperature around Playa de las Americas, Tenerife in May is 20°C.

Does it ever rain in Tenerife in May?

There are usually 2 days with some rain in Playa de las Americas, Tenerife in May and the average monthly rainfall is 11mm.

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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 2022

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 2022

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for Tenerife in May 2022. Select a month to view Tenerife sunrise & sunset times for the next 12 months. The Tenerife sunrise and sunset times shown below are for Playa de las Americas.


Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Sunday, 1st May 2022 07:27 20:41
Monday, 16th May 2022 07:17 20:50
Tuesday, 31st May 2022 07:11 20:59
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