Canary Islands climate

In winter, the Canary Islands are amongst the favourite places for sunseekers, with average maximum temperatures a pleasant 21 °C (70 °F) throughout coupled with about six hours of sunshine. Typically, there are 21 dry days each month during the winter season.

With their Ocean climate, the Canary islands are only slightly warmer in Spring than in Winter. However, the daily average maximum temperature rising to 24 °C (75 °F) by May. This is a drier season than Winter, with about 26-29 dry days on average. 7-9 hours of sunshine can be expected on average each day.

During the summer months, the Canaries are hot, dry and very sunny. Daytime average temperatures reach 29 °C (85 °F) throughout the season. Taking also into account the average 30 dry days and the 11 hours of sunshine, it is not surprising how popular these resorts are.

The autumn brings a slow decrease of average maximum temperatures, and they are still about 24 °C (75 °F). By November, the islands are rather wetter, with 21 dry days on average, and also a reduction in the number of average sunshine hours to about six per day.

Last updated: 17 December 2013