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The Canary Islands




FUERTEVENTURA WEATHER

The beautiful island of Fuerteventura enjoys more then 3,000 hours of sunshine every year and is the perfect holiday destination all year round. The climate here is influenced by several factors which include the North East Trade Winds, latitude, lack of altitude and the Canary Current. Unlike the western Canary Islands, and Lanzarote which is its nearest neighbor, Fuerteventura does not have high mountain peaks and the trade winds just pass over it without precipitation. The only exception to this is Jandia in the far south. Some rainfall does occur between October and March and brings a welcome touch of green to the north west of the Island and the mountainous areas around Betacuria. But its scarcity in the main resorts on the east coast ensures that the landscape remains desert like. When the wind comes from an easterly or south-easterly direction it can bring hot temperatures from the Sahara Desert. The cold Canary Current keeps water temperatures at a slightly cooler level than you might expect at this latitude. But they are by no means cold and reach around 23º Celsius in late summer.

Map of Fuerteventura

THE TABLE BELOW GIVES A MONTHLY BREAKDOWN OF
THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND CLIMATE IN FUERTEVENTURA


Month
Maximum Temperature
Minimum Temperature
Water
temperature
Sunshine hours
per day
January
21
13.5
19
7
February
21
13
18
8
March
23.5
14.5
18
8
April
25
15
18
8
May
25
16
19
9
June
26
18
20
11
July
28
19.5
21
10
August
29
20.5
22
11
September
29
20
23
8
October
27
19
23
7
November
24
17
21
6
December
21.5
15
20
7

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