Playa de las Americas Weather August Averages, Canary Islands
What's the weather like in Playa de las Americas in August
August is one of the busiest months of the year for Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife (Canary Islands), when the resort is bustling with families on summer holidays, couples on romantic getaways and lively groups looking to party. During this month, the resort experiences an average temperature of 24.5°C in the first few days which very gradually rises up to 25°C by the end of the month.
Daily highs stay constant at 28°C throughout the month, whilst daily lows increase from 21°C to 22°C as the month develops. Even though it only happens once every ten days or so, temperatures can sometimes exceed 31°C or fall below 20°C during August in Playa de Las Americas.
In August, the highest temperature which has ever been recorded as the closest weather station to Playa de Las Americas (the one located at Reina Sofía south airport) is 44.3°C, which was registered on August 17th in 1988. Not only is this the highest temperature ever recorded in August it's the hottest temperature ever recorded in the south of Tenerife during any month. On the other hand, the lowest temperature which has ever been recorded here in August is 17.1°C, which was registered on August 25th in 2007.
During August, Playa de Las Americas receives an average of 0mm (zero inches) of rainfall. If the resort does experience some rainfall at this time of the year, it mostly falls on a single rainy day. With any form of precipitation at all being incredibly unlikely to make an appearance, it's safe to say that rainfall won't affect your holiday in the slightest if you visit the resort in August.
The likelihood of precipitation falling on any given day in Playa de Las Americas in August rises as the month develops. Rainfall is least likely to make an appearance around August 1st, when it only falls on 2% of days. On the other hand, rainfall is most likely to occur around August 31st, when it falls on 5% of days.
If you are unfortunate enough to experience some form of precipitation during your holiday in August, it will most likely be drizzle, light rain or moderate rain. Although there is a miniscule chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain during this month, you'll be pleased to hear that snowfall is completely unheard of in the resort at any time of the year especially in August!
The highest monthly rainfall ever experienced by Playa de Las Americas in August is 31 l/m2 which fell during August 2005. At the other end of the scale, the lowest monthly rainfall ever experienced by the resort during August is 0 l/m2, which most recently happened in August 2011.
The highest number of days which have ever seen rainfall in the resort during August is four and they occurred 2002. The maximum amount of precipitation ever to fall in a single day within Playa de Las Americas in August is 18.5 l/m2, all of which fell on August 18th in 2005.
Average Sunshine Hours
Throughout the month, Playa de Las Americas enjoys an average of 12 hours of sunshine every day that's the same as in June and July. With so many hours of sunshine available each day, you'll have plenty of chances to take it easy and soak up some rays by the pool or at the beach during your holiday.
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperature for the beaches around Playa de Las Americas in August is 23°C that's 1°C warmer than in July. As you'd expect, this temperature is perfect for a wide variety of aquatic activities, including water sports, scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming, which is why you'll see such a large number of swimmers and sunbathers on the beaches at this time of year.
Across a typical August in Playa de Las Americas, normal wind speeds vary between 1 m/s (light air) and 11 m/s (strong breeze) very rarely going above 13 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around August 21st, when the average daily maximum is 11 m/s. At the other end of the scale, the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s occurs around August 31st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 10 m/s (fresh breeze).
In August, the length of the day in Playa de Las Americas is steadily decreasing, with a difference of 43 minutes between the start and the end of the month. The shortest day in August is August 31st with 12 hours and 44 minutes of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is August 1st with 13 hours and 27 minutes of daylight.
August falls within the summer season in the resort, which means that calimas and siroccos are very likely to occur. Between the two unfavourable weather conditions, calimas are the mildest and are known for their high temperatures, low visibility and dryness of air. Siroccos are more serious and are characterised by even higher temperatures, lower visibility and remarkably strong winds.
Both calimas and siroccos are caused by severe sand storms which are blown across the Atlantic from the west coast of Africa. Although they can be predicted days or even weeks in advance, their duration is always unpredictable they can last anywhere between a few hours up to ten days.
Whilst they aren't of serious concern during the winter months, calimas and siroccos can both be very dangerous during summer especially August when temperatures can rise up to 20°C higher than the average.
Playa de las Americas Hotels in August
When it comes to affordable luxury in Playa de Las Americas, Hotel Vulcano is a great option. Here guests can choose from a number of double rooms, all of which are comfortable and spacious. Onsite facilities and numerous and cover restaurant, swimming pools, salon and WiFi access.
Paradise Court Aparthotel is another great option for accommodation in the south of Tenerife where you'll find swimming pools, bars, restaurants, reception, WiFi access and courtesy shuttle service. The hotel is made up of studio and one-bedroom suites, whilst the apartment section of the complex is comprised of self-catering studios and one-bedroom apartments.
Located in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, Hesperia Troya Hotel is ideal for families and couples who want to be in the centre of the action. Here you can choose from a number of double rooms, many of which have sea views. There are load of onsite facilities to enjoy, such as swimming pool, buffet restaurant, reception and entertainment programme, with many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops just a short walk away.
If you're looking for budget accommodation in Playa de Las Americas, Laguna Park II is a great choice. Just a short walk away from the beach, this complex offers a selection of double rooms and studios, all of which come well-equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your holiday. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the facilities and services which include restaurants, swimming pool, tennis court, children's play park, entertainment programme and 24-hour reception.
Hotel Mediterranean Palace is the ideal hotel for couples and families who want to splash out during their holiday in Playa de Las Americas. Found in the centre of the resort, this complex is just a stone's throw away from many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is a wealth of amenities available for guests to enjoy, such as bars, restaurants, swimming pools, entertainment programme and kids' club.
Playa de las Americas Beach for August
Found directly next to Playa de Troya, Playa del Bobo is the ideal location for families and couples alike to enjoy a day under the sun. Here you can relax on warm dark sand or cool off by taking a dip in sea. There is a wealth of facilities available for visitors to enjoy, such as sun lounger and parasol hire, showers and a beachside kiosk, as well as loads of restaurants, bars and shops nearby.
Another great alternative is Playa del Camisón, found in the eastern side of Playa de Las Americas. This golden sandy bay is only a short walk away from plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, so you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to lunch. Waves are practically non-existent at this beach, which makes is ideal for little ones to enjoy. Onsite amenities and services include showers, parasols, sun beds and a beachside restaurant.
Bars and Restaurant
Satisfy your craving for Chinese food during your holiday by visiting Pekin Garden. Found in the heart of Playa de Las Americas, this Asian restaurant offers a full a la carte menu, packed with all your favourites such as sweet and sour chicken, crispy chilli beef and egg-fried rice. If you've got a large appetite, opt for the eat-as-much-as-you-like buffet option which is great value for money.
If you'd like a show with your dinner, why not pop into Banana Garden? One of the very best cabaret restaurants in Tenerife, this eatery serves a variety of international and Mexican dishes, with something for everyone to enjoy. A fantastic live show is performed every night, usually in the form of flamenco dancing or traditional Canarian music.
When it comes to sea views, it doesn't get much better than Terrace Bar in Puerto Colon. The best time to visit is just before sunset, when you can grab a table on the outdoor terrace and sip a cocktail whilst the sun sets on the horizon. Whilst there is a fantastic selection of drinks available behind the bar, the cocktails are certainly the star of the show and come in almost every flavour you could ever imagine.
Mett Bar is one of the very best bars in Playa de Las Americas where you're guaranteed to have an amazing night out. Found in the centre of Starco, this bar plays a variety of party, RnB, chart and dance music which is mixed together by some of the island's top DJs. The party doesn't really get going until around midnight, so if you're looking for an incredible atmosphere, make sure you get there late.
Things to do in Playa de las Americas in August
Sports enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to go exploring with Diga Sports Tenerife. Whether you want to go hiking, mountain biking or kayaking, the team at Diga Sports Tenerife will be able to help you out. This company will provide you with all the equipment you need, transfers to and from your destination and an experienced guide who will lead the way during your adventure.
If you'd like to see what's hidden beneath the water's surface around Tenerife, sign up for a diving excursion with Atlantic Divers. This company offers all sorts of courses and routes to cover all abilities and ages. There are special courses for children as young as eight years old, as well as a host of PADI-certified courses for adults. The waters around Tenerife are teeming with marine life, so you're guaranteed to have a great day out.