El Hierro
Weather, climate and best time to visit

El Hierro is the most remote and smallest of the Canary Islands. If you like peace and quiet then La Gomera or La Palma is the place to be, but on El Hierro it really feels like the end of the world.

Because of its unique landscape with rock walls carved out by lava, beautiful juniper groves and wild abandoned volcanic soils it's no wonder that it has received the UNESCO bioreserve status. A pleasure for the walker.

Best time to visit El Hierro

The best time to visit the island of on El Hierro in Spain is in January and April until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in on El Hierro is 24°C in August and the lowest is 19°C in February.

El Hierro has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in on El Hierro 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 El Hierro by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 20 19 19 20 20 22 23 24 24 24 22 21
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 5 2 0 0 0 4 3 11 10 6

Climate data from city: Valverde




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14 day weather forecast El Hierro

The weather for El Hierro will be around 20° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for El Hierro is based on the weather conditions in the city of Valverde.

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Friday
28 january
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18°C
17°C
4.0 mm
65%
6 Bft
NNO
1
Saturday
29 january
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19°C
18°C
0.2 mm
10%
5 Bft
ONO
1
Sunday
30 january
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19°C
18°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
W
1
Monday
31 january
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19°C
18°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
ONO
1
Tuesday
1 february
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19°C
18°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
ONO
2
Wednesday
2 february
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21°C
18°C
0.9 mm
25%
2 Bft
ZZO
2
Thursday
3 february
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21°C
20°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
Z
2
Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Friday
4 february
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20°C
19°C
0 mm
0%
8 Bft
NNO
1
Saturday
5 february
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19°C
17°C
0 mm
0%
15 Bft
NO
2
Sunday
6 february
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18°C
17°C
0.1 mm
20%
14 Bft
NO
2
Monday
7 february
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18°C
17°C
0.2 mm
10%
16 Bft
NO
2
Tuesday
8 february
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18°C
17°C
0 mm
0%
17 Bft
NO
2
Wednesday
9 february
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19°C
18°C
0.3 mm
10%
13 Bft
NO
2
Thursday
10 february
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19°C
18°C
0.6 mm
20%
7 Bft
NO
2

Climate El Hierro

The island El Hierro has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for El Hierro is 21° degrees and there is about 52 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 331 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of El Hierro

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 19 19 20 20 22 23 24 24 24 22 21
Night temp. (°C) 19 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 23 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 5 2 0 0 0 4 3 11 10 6
Days with rain 2 3 3 2 - - 1 2 2 4 4 3
Dry days 29 25 28 28 31 30 30 29 28 27 26 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Climate data from city: Valverde

El Hierro weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for El Hierro? 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 is El Hierro?

El Hierro is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 7,858 km from Cape Town. El Hierro is part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of El Hierro are:

  • Latitude: 27.7413326
  • Longitude: -18.0209985

The GPS coordinates are 27° 44' N, 18° 1' W

How long is the flight to El Hierro?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to El Hierro is approximately 11 hours.

What are the airports on El Hierro?

These are the airports that are on El Hierro:

How many inhabitants are there on El Hierro?

El Hierro has approximately 10,587 inhabitants.

How big is El Hierro?

The area of El Hierro is around 269 km². It is 4544x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of El Hierro?

The capital of El Hierro is Valverde.

What is the currency of El Hierro?

On El Hierro the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 January 2022

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

What is the area code of El Hierro?

The area code to call El Hierro is +34.