Why are the Canary Islands so cold?

Summer in the Canary Islands sees consistently high temperatures in the high 20's with only traces of rainfall on any of the islands. Despite their southerly location, temperatures do not become unbearably high due to the cooling influence of the surrounding waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Is Tenerife hot at Xmas?

It is one of Tenerife's coolest months in the year, although a lot warmer than the rest of Europe, with a mean daily maximum of 23°C and mean daily minimum of 15°C. An estimated 32mm of rain falls over the entire island in 5.5 days in December, with 17.6 of those days being partially cloudy.

Why is it so cold in Tenerife?

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