Fuerteventura weather

The island of Fuerteventura sits in the Atlantic approx.108 km from the northwest mainland African coast and experiences weather which is quite unique and unlike any of the other Canary Islands. Due to its pleasant year round conditions and lack of annual temperature variations

Fuerteventura and its neighbouring islands have been called ‘the island of eternal spring’ Although the thermometer sits quite nicely around the mid twenties throughout the year there is still a distinction between the ‘summer’ and ‘winter’ months, however the island very rarely experiences temperature extremes in general, the northern shores of each of the Canary Islands tend to receive more rain than that of the sheltered southern coasts.

However, it is generally considered that due to its close proximity to Lanzarote (which is about 15 minutes by ferry) it is somewhat sheltered from wetter weather conditions that would normally hit the north side of the island. In a way, Lanzarote almost acts like the northern coast of Fuerteventura is generally found to be cooler in summer than many of the other nearby summer resorts and it's not unusual to find many Spanish visiting during this period in order to so escape from the harsh heat of the mainland.

The winter sees the island considerably warmer than the Baelerics and other Spanish resorts, therefore lending itself to all year round sun bathing. The summer months are from June to August and see average temperatures of 27ºC and upwards, however this average can sometimes be a little misleading as it can reach the dizzying highs of 40ºC in the middle of summer. Its close proximity to Africa ensures that the island sees plenty of sunny days all year round and boasts an average of over 300 days of sunshine per year. Highs during the summer months will average 29ºC to 30ºC, with low humidity, very little rainfall and as the sun sets the temperature only dip to the low twenties.

During the winter months, especially December to March, if you're really unlucky it is actually possible to experience a full week of bad weather, but this is rare, so the advice is - come for 2! Average rainfall is around 147mm per year which is exceptionally low, with most of this falling between October and March. Winter temperatures are a very pleasant 16ºC to 22ºC which is enjoyably mild, approx. 7 hours of sunshine a day and on average higher temperatures than the south coast of England during the summer make for a winter getaway. However, the water temperature does drops to around 14ºC which can be a little chilly.