Welcome to our guide about the hottest Canary Island in the winter and spring. We feature the months of December, January, February, March, April and May. 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.
You can use our quick links below to quickly navigate to the hottest month which interests you.
Which Is The Hottest Canary Island?
The Canary Islands are one of 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. Some of the best beaches in Spain are spread across the 7 islands. They are usually full of activity for most of the year thanks to the excellent climate.
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.
Hottest Canary Island in April
April is another popular month for the main Canary Islands with spring yielding a further increase in the temperature. The islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria will now warm to an average temperature of 19 Celsius. The eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are warmer still with a daily average of 21 Celsius. The Sea temperature across the islands will now be 20 Celsius.
Warmest Canary Island in April – Lanzarote
The eastern islands are the place to head during April as the average temperature is warmer. Lanzarote tends to see more hours of sunshine in April with a high of 24 Celsius. There is also less rainfall here than the other islands.
Hottest Canary Island in May
May is like April in many respects with another small increase in the temperature. Most of the islands should now be enjoying an average temperature of at least 20 Celsius. The Sea temperature should also improve to 20 Celsius. The amount of rainfall will now begin to decrease as the summer months approach. The hours of sunshine will now rise to 10 hours per day.
Warmest Canary Island in May – Tenerife
The average temperature may be a touch higher in Lanzarote but Tenerife will be hot also. The Sea temperature tends to be warmer around the central islands in May. The average temperature here is often much higher than the average suggests.
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 Fuerteventura 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.
Weather in March Articles
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Hottest Canary Island in February
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 January
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.
Warmest Canary Island in December
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.
Hottest Canary Island in October
There is little to choose between the four main islands with all seeing an average temperature of 23 Celsius. The eastern islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura see less rainfall in October. Gran Canaria and Tenerife will see more rain but the sea is quite a bit warmer. Wherever you decide to go will see at least 2 – 3 rainy days during this month. The daily high may be a touch higher at times to the east but not by much.
Warmest in October – Tenerife
There is no escaping the rain in October unless you are fortunate. The sea temperature in Gran Canaria will be warmer than the eastern islands but not as warm as Tenerife. The sea temperature of Tenerife will still be at it’s year high of 24 Celsius. This will likely be a shade cooler off the north of the island, southern Tenerife will be warmer now.