Weather in the Canary Islands

Discover how is the weather in the Canary Islands.

Weather in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are also known as the “Fortunate Islands” among other reasons due to their climate of eternal spring. Their thermal amplitude is more or less 6ºC (42,8 ºF) throughout the year. This condition will allow you to sunbathe on one of its wonderful beaches on any season with an average temperature of 18 to 24°C (64,4 to 75,2°F).

The climate of the Canary Islands is a subtropical climate as the islands are located no more than 4ºC from the Tropic of Cancer, parallel to the one passing through Habana, very close to the african coast.

In the Canary Islands climate changes are not very drastic as the water is their thermal regulator. The climate in the Canary Islands is arid, with few rainfalls, the average temperature is around 22ºC (71,6ºF) due to the “Corriente Canaria” which maintains the water temperature on the same level as their latitude, between 22ºC (71,6ºF) during summer and 19ºC (66.2ºF) during winter.

The islands with most rain, though in the Canary Islands that’s not something you should be afraid of, are Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria, while Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are the most dry making them also the most arid and with the highest levels of sunny hours.

This climate creates a well-being reflected on its inhabitants, both locals and tourists that have elected this islands are their second home during the winter.

Temperature Tables:

Table with the highest and lowest average temperatures in the Canary Islands throughout the year.

Temperature Tables

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