Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Canary Islands Spain

We show the climate in Canary Islands by comparing the average weather in 5 representative places: Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Canary Islands

Average High and Low Temperature in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F726081697183708069597168NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 69°F69°F71°F72°F74°F77°F79°F81°F80°F78°F75°F71°F
Tenerife 71°F71°F72°F73°F75°F78°F81°F83°F82°F80°F76°F73°F
La Palma 69°F69°F70°F71°F73°F75°F78°F80°F80°F78°F74°F71°F
Fuerteventura 68°F69°F71°F72°F74°F77°F80°F80°F80°F78°F74°F71°F
Lanzarote 68°F69°F71°F73°F75°F78°F81°F83°F81°F78°F74°F70°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 60°F60°F61°F62°F64°F67°F70°F72°F71°F69°F66°F62°F
Tenerife 60°F60°F61°F62°F64°F67°F69°F71°F71°F69°F65°F62°F
La Palma 61°F60°F61°F62°F64°F67°F70°F71°F71°F69°F66°F63°F
Fuerteventura 59°F59°F60°F62°F64°F67°F70°F71°F70°F68°F65°F61°F
Lanzarote 58°F58°F60°F61°F64°F67°F69°F71°F70°F67°F64°F60°F

Gran Canaria

Average Hourly Temperature in Gran CanariaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcool

Tenerife

Average Hourly Temperature in TenerifeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoolcool

La Palma

Average Hourly Temperature in La PalmaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcool

Fuerteventura

Average Hourly Temperature in FuerteventuraJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcool

Lanzarote

Average Hourly Temperature in LanzaroteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoolcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Canary Islands

Chance of Clearer Skies in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%98625963NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 68%72%74%75%78%91%98%94%78%66%62%65%
Tenerife 69%73%74%76%79%91%98%94%79%66%62%65%
La Palma 63%68%70%72%76%89%97%93%78%65%60%61%
Fuerteventura 69%73%74%76%79%91%98%93%78%66%64%67%
Lanzarote 68%72%73%75%78%90%97%93%77%66%64%66%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Canary Islands

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%9111477NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 2.6d2.1d1.6d0.9d0.4d0.1d0.1d0.4d0.9d1.5d2.1d2.5d
Tenerife 2.8d2.7d2.0d1.2d0.5d0.1d0.1d0.4d1.0d1.9d2.6d3.1d
La Palma 3.1d3.6d2.2d1.5d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.3d0.9d2.2d3.4d3.5d
Fuerteventura 1.8d1.6d1.3d0.7d0.3d0.1d0.1d0.3d0.5d1.1d1.6d1.9d
Lanzarote 1.9d1.6d1.3d0.8d0.3d0.1d0.1d0.2d0.5d1.2d1.8d2.0d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Canary Islands

Average Monthly Rainfall in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in0.60.71.00.5NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 0.5″0.4″0.3″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.2″0.4″0.6″
Tenerife 0.7″0.6″0.4″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.4″0.6″0.7″
La Palma 0.8″0.9″0.5″0.3″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.6″1.0″1.0″
Fuerteventura 0.4″0.5″0.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.4″0.5″
Lanzarote 0.4″0.5″0.3″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.1″0.3″0.4″0.6″

Hours of Daylight in Canary Islands

Hours of Daylight in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr13.910.4NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 10.6h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h13.9h13.7h13.1h12.3h11.5h10.8h10.4h
Tenerife 10.6h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h13.9h13.7h13.1h12.3h11.5h10.7h10.4h
La Palma 10.6h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h13.9h13.7h13.1h12.3h11.4h10.7h10.3h
Fuerteventura 10.6h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h13.9h13.7h13.1h12.3h11.5h10.7h10.4h
Lanzarote 10.5h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h14.0h13.8h13.1h12.3h11.4h10.7h10.3h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Canary Islands

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%441455771NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 0.3d0.3d0.4d0.4d1.5d3.6d7.0d11.9d13.0d10.2d4.0d1.1d
Tenerife 0.1d0.1d0.1d0.1d0.7d2.8d7.0d12.4d12.5d7.9d2.2d0.6d
La Palma 0.1d0.2d0.2d0.2d1.1d4.2d10.7d16.2d15.8d9.9d3.8d1.0d
Fuerteventura 0.2d0.2d0.3d0.4d1.3d4.7d13.1d20.5d19.5d13.8d4.8d0.8d
Lanzarote 0.2d0.2d0.4d0.6d2.0d4.4d10.2d16.7d16.4d11.2d4.1d1.2d

Average Wind Speed in Canary Islands

Average Wind Speed in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph18.912.115.810.417.4NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 14.014.614.614.614.716.018.517.414.012.313.113.7
Tenerife 12.713.213.112.712.313.115.414.411.510.611.712.4
La Palma 12.713.313.312.812.312.914.914.011.510.912.012.6
Fuerteventura 13.714.214.214.414.515.217.016.013.212.012.913.4
Lanzarote 13.714.314.314.614.715.417.316.213.312.113.113.6

Average Water Temperature in Canary Islands

Average Water Temperature in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°F76°F76°F74657566757365NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 67°F66°F66°F66°F68°F70°F71°F73°F74°F73°F71°F69°F
Tenerife 67°F66°F66°F67°F68°F70°F72°F73°F74°F74°F72°F69°F
La Palma 68°F66°F66°F67°F69°F71°F72°F74°F75°F74°F72°F70°F
Fuerteventura 66°F65°F65°F66°F67°F69°F70°F72°F73°F72°F70°F68°F
Lanzarote 66°F65°F65°F65°F67°F69°F70°F72°F73°F72°F70°F68°F

Tourism Score in Canary Islands

Tourism Score in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.47.7NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Canary Islands

Beach/Pool Score in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810109.22.22.82.01.5NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventura
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Canary Islands

Growing Season in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Canary Islands

Growing Degree Days in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Canary Islands

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Canary IslandsJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8.13.58.0NowNowLa PalmaLa PalmaTenerifeTenerifeGran CanariaGran CanariaFuerteventuraFuerteventuraLanzaroteLanzarote
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Gran Canaria 3.94.86.17.17.78.17.97.36.25.14.03.6
Tenerife 3.94.96.17.17.88.28.07.46.35.14.03.5
La Palma 3.64.65.86.97.57.97.87.26.24.93.83.3
Fuerteventura 3.84.86.07.17.88.17.87.26.25.04.03.5
Lanzarote 3.84.76.07.07.78.17.87.26.24.93.93.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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