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Monday, November 01, 2010

Tenerife in November

Saintly Roofline

Saintly Roofline

A view of the bell tower of the church of Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles, and the roofline of the adjoining, former convent (now a museum) of San Francisco.

Tenerife Weather in November

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.


November Averages Tenerife UK
Daily hours of sunshine 5.9 2.1
Daytime temperature C 20.6 9.5
Sea temperature C 21 -
Days with rain 5 12.5
In November, you should enjoy an average of 5.9 daily hours of sunshine in Tenerife (in contrast to an optimistic 2.1 hours in England).
 
The average daytime temperature in November in Tenerife is listed as 20.6 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 9.5 degrees centigrade.

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

The average is 5 days with rain in November. Better than the 12.5 days in the UK.

Tenerife Fiestas in November

100_0837November 1st is a Public Holiday for Día de Todos los Santos (All Saints Day), when it’s customary to visit the tombs of one’s departed, clean up and replace the flowers.

On November 29th, the eve of St. Andrew’s Day, the Fiestas of San Andres are celebrated in Icod de los Vinos, with an event unique to the Canary Islands, called the Tablas de San Andrés – kinda kamikazi sledding down near vertical streets on boards. Meanwhile in Puerto de la Cruz, it’s popularly known as the Fiesta of Pots or Chestnuts. Kids drag strings of tin cans and scrap metal around the streets to make as much noise as possible and the “Castañada” (chestnut feast) is held in the town’s main Plaza del Charco square.

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.
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