Best time to go to Canary Islands
The Canary Islands score highly when it comes to weather. Tenerife gets a generous supply of sun – up to 11 hours a day in summer. Summer temperatures in the south can rocket to the early 30s, and in winter, the mercury rarely drops below 19˚C. Head north, though, and things can be a bit more humid, with occasional showers in the mix. Over in Gran Canaria, you can expect sizzling summer temperatures – the mercury tops 35°C in July and August, with the rest of the summer staying a toasty 25°C. Winter’s a good bet, too – the thermometer rarely dips below 20°C. In Lanzarote, you’ll see summer temperatures of around 25°C, while in winter the mercury hovers at around 16°C. Temperatures on Fuerteventura tend to stick somewhere between 20°C in winter and 25°C in summer – although August sometimes sees the mercury topping 30°C. There’s always a cooling breeze, though, thanks to the island’s trade winds. Summer temperatures in La Palma creep up to the high 20s, while in winter the thermometer rarely drops below the 17°C mark.