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A Complete Guide to the Canary Islands’ Weather

The Canary Islands consist of 7 larger islands and a few smaller ones. Popular favourites we all know and love holidaying to are FuerteventuraTenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and La Palma. This group of islands boast year-round warm weather, which has seen tourists flocking to the Canaries for many years now – especially in the winter months where you can say goodbye to the cold UK weather and hello to some welcome sunshine.

Let’s take a look at the weather averages you could expect in the Canary Island’s.

January

La Teresitas Beach, Santa Cruz, Tenerife

21°C

February

Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

21°C

March

Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria

23°C

April

Oliva Beach, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

23°C

May

 La Palma

24°c

June

Los Cristianos, Tenerife

26°c

July

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

28°c

August

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

28°c

September

Jandia, Fuerteventura

28°c

October

Playa del las America, Tenerife

27°c

November

Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

24°c

December

Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

22°c

Lanzarote

Lanzarote has its fair share of sandy and black volcanic beaches, some offering a secluded spot to chill on, while others offer an array of watersports. If you step a little further in land, the islands volcanic origins are clearly evident.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria really does serve up some top holiday resorts. Maspalomas is well-known for its magnificent sweeping sand dunes, while Playa del Ingles is known for its lively atmosphere, which is great if you like to be in the centre of all the action. Picturesque Puerto Mogan, on the other hand, is often referred to as ‘little Italy’ and is well worth a visit.

Fuerteventura

When it comes to beaches Fuerteventura certainly has something to brag about! With over 150 beaches in its portfolio, you’ll never be short of a patch of sand. A trip to Corralejo, the islands biggest resort, may not be what you’re after so if you fancy something a little more peaceful we suggest you head down south and holiday in Jandia.

Tenerife

As the largest of the islands, it is also the most well-known. A trip to Los Cristianos or Playa de Las Americas in the south of the island are great for those who love the hustle and bustle. However, if you want a taste of traditional Spain, the north of the island will be right up your street with resorts such as Puerto de la Cruz and Santa Cruz on your doorstep.

La Palma

If you prefer the quieter pace of life, a holiday to La Palma is a great choice. Beautiful scenery, small quaint villages, mountains and volcanoes all set the scene here.  Although La Palma is the lesser-known Canary Island, it sure packs a punch.