Thursday, July 01, 2010

Tenerife in July

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise Flower - Symbol of the Canary Islands

Bird of Paradise

The strelitzia, or Bird of Paradise flower, has been converted into a symbol of the Canary Islands. This one was snapped at the Loro Parque in Puerto de La Cruz.

Tenerife Weather in July

Tenerife features the lowest temperature 'difference' between summer and winter for anywhere in the world. The minimum and maximum annual average air temperatures in Tenerife are about 15C in winter and 24C in summer.

July Averages Tenerife UK
Daily hours of sunshine 10.6 6.2
Daytime temperature C 24.3 20.6
Sea temperature C 21 -
Days with rain 0 8.5
In July, you should enjoy an average of 10.6 daily hours of sunshine in Tenerife (in contrast to an optimistic 6.2 hours in England).

The average daytime temperature in July in Tenerife is listed as 24.3 degrees centigrade. This is, of course, an average for the entire island. And, no matter where you are on the island, it is sure to be better than the English equivalent, given as a maximum of 20.6 degrees centigrade.

The sea temperature in Tenerife in July averages at 21C.

The average is NO days with rain in July. Better than the 8.5 days in the UK.

Tenerife Fiestas in July

In July are held the Fiestas del Carmen, which are celebrated most largely in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. The effigy of the Virgin del Carmen is carried through the streets to the harbour, where it is then boarded onto a boat, for a “sea parade” - the Embarkation of the Virgen del Carmen - and a ceremony to bless local fishermen.

On July 25th, the Tenerife capital, Santa Cruz, celebrates the anniversary of its proud victory over English Admiral, Horatio Nelson, whose failed attempt on Santa Cruz, on July 25th, 1797, cost him his right arm. See: Where Admiral Nelson Lost His Arm