There’s a real nip in the air out there, and we can all see the return of scarves beginning to snake about Dublin’s streets.

The inevitable return of the colder, wetter weather is sending many of our thoughts towards warmer climes – and TUI Holidays has a range of sunny destinations that will be just the ticket to banish any wintry blues.

The only blues you’ll see here will be in the sky, sea and nearest pool, if one of these offers appeals.

The Canary Islands are a popular destination with many Irish holidaymakers during our chilly winter months.

In addition to the often lively nightlife and striking physical landscape, the islands and the resort towns also offer a proud heritage and a diverse range of activities to suit holidaymakers of all ages and interests.

Although you won’t get high Summer temperatures there during Winter, there’s a huge difference between enjoying sunny temperatures in the Canary Islands of between 14-21C, or possibly even higher, compared to the dark, dreary 2 or 3C or even minus Celsius that you’ll definitely face here.

The positively balmy by comparison weather and brighter days are hard to resist for Irish holidaymakers and families, with TUI offering a wide range of Winter offers, from as little as €389PPS, as follows.

• Depart Dublin to Lanzarote, on October 20, staying at the Lanzarote Paradise Club, Costa Teguise; three-star, SC, for seven nights from €499pps.

• Deeper into Winter, depart Dublin to Gran Canaria on December 19, staying at Koala the Home Collectio, Maspalomas; three-star, SC, for seven nights from €599PPS.

• Depart Dublin to Tenerife on December 23, staying at Parque Vacacional Eden, Puerto de la Cruz; three-star, B&B, for seven nights from €789PPS.

• Also on December 23, depart Dublin to Lanzarote, Tabaiba Apartments, Costa Tequise; two-star-plus, SC, for seven nights from €869PPS.

If you’re all tied up for the rest of the year, TUI also have a range of early 2020 offers to help get the new year off to a bright start.

• Depart Dublin to Tenerife on January 3, staying at Globales Tamaimo Tropical, Puerto de Santiago; three-star, SC, for seven nights from €389PPS.

• Depart Dublin to Gran Canaria on January 9, staying at Monte Feliz, Bahia Feliz; three-star, SC, for seven nights from €419PPS.

• Depart Dublin to Lanzarote on January 13, staying at Tabaiba Apartments, Costa Tequise; three-star, SC, for seven nights from €399PPS.

For full details on these and other offers, and for the full range of T&Cs, see www.tuiholidays.ie or telephone 1850 453 545.