La Palma weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit La Palma

The best time to visit the island of on La Palma in Spain is from May until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in on La Palma is 24°C in August and the lowest is 19°C in January. The water temperature is between 20°C and 25°C.

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 19 19 19 20 21 23 24 24 24 22 21
Water temp. (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 23 22
Precipitation (mm) 5 6 9 4 2 2 2 2 3 18 27 9

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14 day weather forecast La Palma

The weather for on La Palma will be 17° till 18° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for La Palma is based on the weather conditions in the city of Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
15°
21° 0.9 mm 50% 7 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 1.1 mm 50% 5 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 0.2 mm 15% 6 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 3.1 mm 75% 8 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 1.8 mm 65% 8 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 1.2 mm 55% 7 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 1.6 mm 60% 5 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
16°
21° 0.7 mm 40% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
19°
16°
21° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 0.2 mm 15% 6 m/s 1
Friday 17 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
15°
21° 0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
16°
21° 0.2 mm 15% 4 m/s 1
Sunday 19 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
16°
21° 0.5 mm 35% 3 m/s 1

Climate La Palma

The island La Palma has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for La Palma is 21° degrees and there is about 89 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 223 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

Climate table of La Palma

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 19 19 19 20 21 23 24 24 24 22 21
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 18 18 19 21 22 23 23 23 21 20
Water temp. (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 23 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 5 6 9 4 2 2 2 2 3 18 27 9
Days with rain 5 5 7 4 2 1 1 1 2 8 8 6
Dry days 26 23 24 26 29 29 30 30 28 23 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Climate data from city: Santa Cruz de la Palma

La Palma weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for La Palma? 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 La Palma?

La Palma is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 7,937 km from Cape Town. La Palma is part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of La Palma are:

  • Latitude: 28.6535944
  • Longitude: -17.8633104

The GPS coordinates are 28° 39' N, 17° 51' W

How long is the flight to La Palma?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to La Palma is approximately 11 hours.

How many inhabitants are there on La Palma?

La Palma has approximately 81,486 inhabitants.

How big is La Palma?

The area of La Palma is around 729 km². It is 1675x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of La Palma?

The capital of La Palma is Santa Cruz de la Palma.

What is the currency of La Palma?

On La Palma the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 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 La Palma?

The area code to call La Palma is +34.