Climate and Average Weather in Canary Islands

Although the Canary Islands officially belong to Spain, the climate is different from mainland Spain. In winter months it is on average warmer than on the mainland, in summer it is usually less hot than along the Spanish coast. The islands are known for an eternal Spring, so anytime is a good time to go visit the Canary Islands. However July till September are the busiest and hottest months, so perhaps best avoided. Most longtime visitors agree that the islands are at their best in January and February, after the rains.

There may be rare circumstances where the weather is less pleasant. A phenomenon that you can experience (especially in summer) is a short period of heat caused by hot air which is brought in from the Sahara. During this 'Calima' the maximum temperatures on the eastern islands can reach forty degrees Celsius (104° F) or more. The wind can also bring dust and sand from the Sahara.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information for Canary Islands?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Canary Islands

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