Climate of the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands have Subtropical climate. The temperature all year lies between 65°F and 85°F (18°C – 30°C).

The temperatures on the islands can be different per island. For example on El Hierro, on average, it is a few degrees colder then on Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The main reason for this difference is the almost permanent fog on El Hierro. The warmest islands of the Canary Islands are Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria. Sometimes there’s a hot wind which brings the warm air, and sometimes sand, from the Sahara dessert. In the winter months the average temperature on the islands is approximately 70°F (20°C), which makes is ideal for spending the winter here.

There’s not a lot of rain on the Canary Islands. But when it rains it sometimes looks like a rainstorm. During the summer it hardly rains which results in dry landscapes. During these months there’s always a higher risk oN Forrest fires.

  • Starting dusk on the beach and boulevard - Tenerife
  • Clouds and fog at the top of La Caldera - Gran Canaria
  • Costa Adeje on a sunny day - Tenerife
  • Sunset at sea - Lanzarote
f.l.t.r.: Dusk - Tenerife | Clouds at La Caldera - Gran Canaria | Sunny Costa Adeje-Tenerife | Sunset Lanzarote .