The Canaries typically have a sunny and stable climate. The average annual temperature is 25⁰C, with only a slight seasonal variation.
The climate often varies significantly from one part of the island to another, for example the north of Tenerife receives much higher rainfall – making it much more lush, but also much more humid and overcast than the south.
Altitude also plays its part – Tenerife´s Mount Teide reaches an elevation of over 3,000 metres and during the winter months it commonly receives a blanket of snow, which makes a striking contrast to the sunshine and warmth experienced in the coastal areas.
Mount Teide is the dominant mountain in the centre of Tenerife. At 3,718 metres above sea-level it is the highest point of Spain, as well as being the highest island in the Atlantic Ocean and the tenth highest island in the world
When measured from its sub-aquatic base, Mount Teide measures a staggering 7,500 metres which makes it the third largest volcano on the planet
It is possible to drive right up into the Teide National Park, which encompasses the mountain and is largely populated with dense Pine forest. Near the peak you enter into an old caldera, which is filled with volcanic gravel and whose alien landscape has been the set for a numerous Hollywood movies through the years. The final peak can be climbed on foot or using a cable car. On a clear day it is possible to see many of the other islands in the archipelago, seemingly floating in the sky