Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Fuerteventura Airport Spain
At Fuerteventura Airport, the summers are warm, muggy, and arid; the winters are cool and dry; and it is windy and mostly clear year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 59°F to 81°F and is rarely below 54°F or above 86°F.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Fuerteventura Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late September.
Climate at Fuerteventura Airport
The warm season lasts for 3.6 months, from June 28 to October 16, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is August, with an average high of 80°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 15 to March 17, with an average daily high temperature below 71°F. The coldest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is January, with an average low of 59°F and high of 68°F.
Average High and Low Temperature at Fuerteventura Airport
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature at Fuerteventura Airport
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At Fuerteventura Airport, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Fuerteventura Airport begins around May 23 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around September 12.
The clearest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around May 23.
The cloudiest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Fuerteventura Airport
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Fuerteventura Airport does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 7%, with an average value of 3%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Fuerteventura Airport is December, with an average of 1.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 7% on December 7.
Daily Chance of Precipitation at Fuerteventura Airport
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Fuerteventura Airport experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 5.5 days, from December 2 to December 8, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain at Fuerteventura Airport is December, with an average rainfall of 0.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 12 months, from December 8 to December 2. The month with the least rain at Fuerteventura Airport is July, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Fuerteventura Airport
The length of the day at Fuerteventura Airport varies over the course of the year. In 2022, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight at Fuerteventura Airport
The earliest sunrise is at 6:52 AM on March 26, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 13 minutes later at 8:05 AM on October 29. The earliest sunset is at 5:58 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 59 minutes later at 8:57 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Fuerteventura Airport during 2022, starting in the spring on March 27, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 30.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time at Fuerteventura Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Fuerteventura Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2022. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Fuerteventura Airport
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
Fuerteventura Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from June 22 to November 13, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 18% of the time. The month with the most muggy days at Fuerteventura Airport is August, with 20.5 days that are muggy or worse.
The month with the fewest muggy days at Fuerteventura Airport is February, with 0.2 days that are muggy or worse.
Humidity Comfort Levels at Fuerteventura Airport
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Fuerteventura Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 2.9 months, from June 6 to September 3, with average wind speeds of more than 14.6 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is July, with an average hourly wind speed of 17.0 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 9.1 months, from September 3 to June 6. The calmest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Fuerteventura Airport
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Fuerteventura Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the north for 11 months, from January 4 to December 19, with a peak percentage of 100% on July 21. The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 weeks, from December 19 to January 4, with a peak percentage of 41% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Fuerteventura Airport
Fuerteventura Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.1 months, from August 4 to November 7, with an average temperature above 71°F. The month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport with the warmest water is September, with an average temperature of 73°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.8 months, from January 9 to May 2, with an average temperature below 66°F. The month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 65°F.
Average Water Temperature at Fuerteventura Airport
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Fuerteventura Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Fuerteventura Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid April to early September, with a peak score in the last week of June.
Tourism Score at Fuerteventura Airport
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Fuerteventura Airport for hot-weather activities is from late June to late September, with a peak score in the first week of August.
Beach/Pool Score at Fuerteventura Airport
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).
Temperatures at Fuerteventura Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Fuerteventura Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Growing Degree Days at Fuerteventura Airport
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from April 21 to August 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is June, with an average of 8.1 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 1 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Fuerteventura Airport is December, with an average of 3.5 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Fuerteventura Airport
This report illustrates the typical weather at Fuerteventura Airport, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Fuerteventura Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
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