Canary Islands weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Canary Islands

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The best time to visit the Canary Islands in Spain is from April until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in the Canary Islands is 24°C in August and the lowest is 18°C in February. The water temperature is between 20°C and 25°C.

Canary Islands has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in the Canary Islands or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Canary Islands by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 24 22 20
Water temp. (°C) 22 21 20 21 21 23 23 24 25 25 24 22
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 16 5 4 2 2 12 11 20 18 7

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14 day weather forecast Canary Islands

The weather for the Canary Islands will be 18° till 17° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
21° 0.1 mm 20% 6 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
21° 0.2 mm 15% 5 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
15°
21° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
21° 0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
15°
21° 1.3 mm 55% 7 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
21° 0.4 mm 30% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
15°
21° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
15°
21° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
17°
21° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
18°
21° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
18°
21° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 14.1 mm 95% 5 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 3.8 mm 80% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 0.7 mm 40% 3 m/s 1

Climate Canary Islands

Canary Islands has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are warm and dry, and the temperature is cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Canary Islands is 21° degrees and there is about 112 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Canary Islands

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 24 22 20
Night temp. (°C) 16 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 21 19 18
Water temp. (°C) 22 21 20 21 21 23 23 24 25 25 24 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 16 5 4 2 2 12 11 20 18 7
Days with rain 6 7 7 5 3 2 2 4 6 8 10 7
Dry days 25 21 24 25 28 28 29 27 24 23 20 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Canary Islands weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Canary Islands? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where are the Canary Islands?

Canary Islands is an archipelago belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 7,796 km from Cape Town.

The coordinates of Canary Islands are:

  • Latitude: 28.2447668
  • Longitude: -15.8287774

The GPS coordinates are 28° 14' N, 15° 49' W

Which islands belong to the Canary Islands?

The Canary Islands consists of these 7 islands:

How long is the flight to the Canary Islands?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to the Canary Islands is approximately 10 h. 50 min.

What are the airports on the Canary Islands?

These are the airports that are situated on the Canary Islands:

What is the currency of the Canary Islands?

On the Canary Islands the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 5 December 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of the Canary Islands?

The area code to call the Canary Islands is +34.