With little rain and warm temperatures throughout the year, Tenerife has earned itself the name of the "Island of Eternal Spring". Summer temperatures average 27°C and in winter the average is 21°C. Though of course higher altitudes experience colder temperatures, and so in the winter it is usual to see snow topping Mount Teide.
Temperatures can vary across the island depending on wind conditions and altitude, but Tenerife is an excellent destination for year-round sun. There are two distinct peak seasons. During December to February tourists come to visit the cultural spots in northern Tenerife. May to October draws a young crowd to the beaches and bars in the south of the island.