What is Tenerife Like in November?

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 - By Jack Montgomery

During November on Tenerife  it feels like the season really has changed in terms of visitors and weather at least. With the end of British summertime (Tenerife’s clocks are the same as Britain’s), darkness falls at around 7pm. It’s the month when a lot of mature Northern European visitors arrive to spend winter on Tenerife. The temperatures drop by a couple of degrees and often the rains arrive…but this is Tenerife so it’s also still sunny and warm.



Weather on Tenerife in November
There’s a saying here that there’s always one bad month for weather, you just don’t know which it will be. High winds and monsoon-like rainfall are no strangers to November. But if there is bad weather, it is often short-lived; mostly the weather is warm with lots of sunshine, especially in the south and south west. Temperatures stay around the 23-25C mark and it is cooler at night, but we’re talking light jacket cool, not anything heavy duty. November is also often the month when snow falls on Mount Teide.

How Busy is Tenerife in November ?
The British make up the bulk of visitors to Tenerife, mainly heading to the southern resorts of Playa de las Américas, Costa Adeje, Golf deldel Sur, Costa del Silencio, Los Gigantes etc. There are always plenty of German and Spanish visitors, although these are more likely to opt for the north and Puerto de la Cruz. Scandinavian visitors soar in November and English premier league football fans watching matches in Puerto de la Cruz and, to a lesser extent, Los Cristianos are as likely to come from Helsinki as Hull. November sees the return of ‘the swallows’; mature Northern European visitors who annually swap their winters for Tenerife’s sunshine and warmth.

What’s Happening on Tenerife in October?

Fiestas on Tenerife in  October



Noche de San Andrés.
The island’s bodegas open their wine cellars and the season’s new wine flows for the Noche de San Andrés (Scottish visitors know him better as St Andrew). In Puerto de la Cruz on the 29th local children run through the streets dragging pots, pans and anything metal that makes a satisfyingly noisy racket when it bounces off the cobbles. Best to head to the harbour to sample lots of wine and roasted chestnuts from the quirky stalls.

For something different take a trip to Icod de los Vinos where the locals have created their own extreme sport to celebrate San Andrés by screaming down the town’s ridiculously steep streets on metal trays (around the 29th).

Concerts, Music Festivals & Fairs on Tenerife in October

Sinéad O’Connor – the Irish songstress performs in Santa Cruz on the 19th .



Third International Agatha Christie Festival – Plays, music and a themed dinner are amongst the Agatha Christie related events in Puerto de la Cruz between the 19th and the 27th.

Oca Festival – A load of free bands rock Plaza Europa in Puerto de la Cruz on the 19th at this free festival.

There’s also tapas routes in Guia de Isora & La Orotava, The Festival of Theatre & Dance in Adeje, top Spanish rock and pop stars and the Festival of Art and Movement in Santa Cruz as well as a whole load more goodies.

Posted : Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 10:47 am
Category : about tenerife
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