Hottest Canary Island in January, February & March

Welcome to our guide about the hottest Canary Island in the winter and spring. We feature the months of December, January, February and March. You can check here for all year round weather across the 7 main islands.

These months are the most popular for those wishing to enjoy some winter and spring sunshine. Especially those who plan to escape the colder climate of northern Europe.

Hottest Canary Island

Which Is The Hottest Canary Island?

The Canary Islands are one the top holiday destinations during the colder months. The temperature rarely drops below 17 Celsius in winter and spring. The Canary Islands enjoy a sub-tropical climate with hot summers and warm winters. You can expect warm temperatures whenever you visit these beautiful volcanic islands.

There are 7 main islands that form the Canaries in total. The focus of this article is to look at the the hottest Canary Island that attracts the most tourism.

The warmest all year round are those located closest to Western Africa. These include Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. This is not always the case during the winter and spring months. Each island is unique and experiences very different conditions. This is dependent on the month in question.


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Hottest Canary Island in January

January is one of the most popular months for tourism in the Canary Islands. There are plenty of warm temperatures still on offer wherever you go.

January is the coldest month but the temperature is unlikely to drop much below 17 Celsius. There is still plenty of rainfall around but a significant decrease from December.

The hottest average temperature is 18 Celsius for both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Tenerife and Lanzarote both drop to 17 Celsius.

Warmest in January – Gran Canaria
There is little to choose between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. Both have the same outside and sea temperature. There is a touch more rainfall in Gran Canaria but not much more.

Our preference is for Gran Canaria. The popular resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés will likely be much busier at the beginning of the year.

Hottest Canary Island in February

The hottest Canary Island in February is another 3-way tie. Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote all reach 18 Celsius.

Tenerife remains at 17 Celsius during this month but is still the place to be in February. The Sea temperature is also very similar across all the islands with an average of 18 Celsius.

Tenerife tends to see more rainfall in February. More than the other islands with Fuerteventura receiving the least rain.

Hottest in February – Fuerteventura
Preference is for Fuerteventura despite there being little between the other islands. There is less rainfall in February than anywhere else.

This beautiful island is also approaching the windy season. Fuerteventura is popular for windsurfing and other board activities. the warm air coming from the Sahara Desert is enough to get our vote.

Hottest Canary Island in March

March is the start of spring when the temperature is beginning to increase. This month is like February in many ways. Tenerife tends to get plenty of rain as the other islands are seeing a significant decrease.

The average monthly temperature in Tenerife and Fuertventura is now 18 Celisus. Lanzarote and Gran Canaria are now warming to 19 Celsius. The Sea temperature is also increasing to 19 Celsius on average. Some of the other islands are remaining at 18 Celsius.

Hottest Canary Island in March – Gran Canaria
The vote goes to Gran Canaria due to the fact that the Sea temperature is warmer than Lanzarote. The levels of rainfall and the outdoor temperature are identical between the two. Both will be warm whichever you decide to visit.

Warmest Canary Island in December

December is generally a great time to visit the Canaries. The temperature is plummeting further north. These islands maintain a warm temperature of around 18-19 Celsius.

Christmas is also a special time to enjoy a winter holiday. The fact you can sunbathe and even swim in the sea is alien to most Europeans.

Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura share the hottest temperature during December. You can expect a temperature of 19 Celsius on each island.

Most heading for winter sunshine do not want to see too much rainfall. Unfortunately it rains more in December than any other month generally.

Gran Canaria can see double the rainfall of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura during December. You are likely to see around 6 or 7 days of rain.

Hottest in December – Lanzarote
Fuerteventura does not get as much rain as Lanzarote and there will be fewer days of rainfall. There is very little difference between the two islands. Our preference is for Lanzarote as the sea temperature is warmer at around 20 Celsius.


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