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Overview of the Fuerteventura climate

Fuerteventura and other Canary islands have been called "the islands of eternal spring" because of their pleasant weather throughout the year. However, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year and extremely low precipitation level, Fuerteventura climate is unique and unlike the weather conditions of the rest of the Canary archipelago.

The average air temperature in Fuerteventura sits around 20°C year round, with little variation between summer (24°C) and winter (18°C), making Fuerteventura a perfect all year round beach and holiday destination.

Unlike the western Canary Islands, Fuerteventura don't have mountains with sufficient height to retain clouds, that just pass over the island without precipitation. Fuerteventura receive thus less rainfall than the other islands and the Fuerteventura precipitations level reach only about 150 mm rain per year, almost exclusively in autumn and winter, from October to march.

Located in the path of the regular north-eastern trade wind, Fuerteventura offers perfect wind conditions for windsurfing and kiteboarding, especially in spring and summer. At this time of year, the sea breeze provides a refreshing note, contrasting with the hight summer temperatures of Fuerteventura. In autumn, the wind activity dies down from September, before coming back with less force and regularity in the winter months.

Due to its latitude and position in Atlantic ocean, the sea temperature on Fuerteventura coast does not drop below 18°C in wintertime. However, in warmest of summertime, under the influence of the cold Canary ocean current, the sea temperature on Fuerteventura reach only 23°C, a few degrees below what you might expect at this latitude, but more than bearable and providing a refreshing break from the heat of the sun.

A few times a year, a strong and warm south-east wind called "Calima" by local people can affect Fuerteventura, causing high temperatures, drying the air and bringing dust or fine sand from the Sahara desert, that reduce visibility to a few hundred meters. Fortunately, these unpleasant weather conditions, that can irritate the eyes and cause disorders of the respiratory system, generally don't last for more than 2 or 3 days.

The summertime in Fuerteventura is dry, sunny and windy. On Fuerteventura in July, August and September, the average temperature during the day rises to 27°C, with low humidity, no precipitation and about 10 hours of sunshine every day. The regular north-east trade winds provides a agreeable refreshing cooling effect and during the night, the temperature drops to 20°C, providing pleasant night-life conditions.

Autumn in Fuerteventura is an enjoyable season. Fuerteventura in October offers average daytime temperature of 25°C, calm or low wind conditions and plenty of sunshine. In November and December, the Fuerteventura temperature drops a few degrees, with slightly more rainfall.

The temperature in Fuerteventura in January and February fluctuate between 14°C and 21°C, with an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day, providing pleasant and attractive conditions for sunny winter holidays. It should however be remembered that it's also the season with the major chance of grey rainy days (usually no more than three or four days a month). In March the Fuerteventura weather gets any better and maximum temperature can rise to 23°C tanks to a greater presence of the sun.

Fuerteventura is known for its "Eternal spring climate" and of course springtime in Fuerteventura is generally sunny, with pleasant average maximum temperatures from 23°C in April to 24°C in May and 25°C in June. The wind gradually increase, alternating between slow sea breezes and moderate north-east trade winds.

Fuerteventura climate chart :

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
🌡 Highest average ℃ 18° 19° 20° 21° 22° 23° 25° 25° 25° 24° 22° 19° 22°
🌡 Lower average ℃ 12° 12° 13° 14° 15° 17° 18° 19° 19° 17° 15° 13° 15°
Avarage Humidity % 68 68 67 66 65 66 68 70 71 68 72 69 68
Daily light hours 10,5 11 12 13 13,5 14 14 13 12,5 11,5 11 10,5 12,2
☂ Avarage Rainfall (mm) 15,4 16,5 11,5 5,1 0,9 0 0 0,2 2,3 9,5 14,5 23,0 98,9
Avarage Wind speed (km/h) 18,6 20,2 20,7 23,1 22,5 22,5 23,6 25,9 23,6 18,6 18,5 22,0 17,5
🌡 Sea temperature ℃ 19° 18° 18° 19° 20° 21° 21° 22° 23° 22° 21° 20° 20°

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