Weather in December in Canary Islands

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Canary Islands. Is this month a good time to go to Canary Islands? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Canary Islands in December?

The weather in Canary Islands in December is generally perfect.

You can expect warm maximum average daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) in Lanzarote.

December is a dry month with an average rainfall around 29mm (1.2inch) in Lanzarote. It is the wettest month of the year in Lanzarote. It is also generally a sunny month with an average of 197 hours of sunshine in Lanzarote during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Canary Islands.

Where to go in Canary Islands in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Canary Islands on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Canary Islands

What is the weather like in December for the 2 most popular destinations in Canary Islands?

Average weather in Lanzarote

In December Lanzarote generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (60°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Lanzarote
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
24°C / 75°F 
17°C / 63°F 
205 hours 
15mm / 0.6inch 
3 days 
22°C / 72°F 
16°C / 60°F 
197 hours 
29mm / 1.2inch 
4 days 
January   >> January
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21°C / 69°F 
14°C / 57°F 
204 hours 
18mm / 0.7inch 
4 days 
Climate in Lanzarote

Average weather in Las Palmas

In December Las Palmas generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (62°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Las Palmas
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
24°C / 75°F 
18°C / 64°F 
183 hours 
24mm / 0.9inch 
4 days 
22°C / 72°F 
17°C / 62°F 
178 hours 
33mm / 1.3inch 
5 days 
January   >> January
>>  
21°C / 69°F 
15°C / 59°F 
187 hours 
27mm / 1.1inch 
3 days 
Climate in Las Palmas

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Canary Islands.

Is December the best time to go to Canary Islands?

In our opinion December is one of the best times to visit Canary Islands with commonly perfect weather in Lanzarote. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Canary Islands is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Lanzarote. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December that can have perfect weather conditions.

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