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Best time to visit the Canary Islands, Spain

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The best time to visit The Canary Islands is March-May

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit The Canary Islands? Look no further! March-May is the best time to go to The Canary Islands due to it being lower season.

It gets pretty hot in the middle of summer (between July and early-September) – temperatures in The Canary Islands can rise to a maximum of 24℃ (75℉). The average low temperatures in the winter months (November-March) float around 16℃ (62℉). This makes it an amazing place to be in the winter months, but this is also the most popular season for European tourists trying to escape the winter chill.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in The Canary Islands are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in June instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to The Canary Islands below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

September

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

August

The Canary Islands seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in The Canary Islands as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. The Canary Islands is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

The top destinations in The Canary Islands

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
FuerteventuraMarch-May
19℃
17℃
18℃
17℃
19℃
17℃
19℃
18℃
20℃
19℃
21℃
20℃
23℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
22℃
20℃
20℃
19℃
TenerifeMarch-May
18℃
17℃
18℃
16℃
18℃
17℃
19℃
17℃
20℃
18℃
21℃
20℃
22℃
21℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
23℃
22℃
21℃
20℃
20℃
18℃
Las Palmas de Gran CanariaMarch-May
19℃
16℃
18℃
16℃
19℃
16℃
20℃
17℃
21℃
18℃
22℃
19℃
23℃
20℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
24℃
21℃
22℃
19℃
20℃
18℃
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Average temperatures in The Canary Islands

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in The Canary Islands for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

The Canary Islands climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in The Canary Islands for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

The Canary Islands in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 8 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


The Canary Islands in February

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 9 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in February, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


The Canary Islands in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


The Canary Islands in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 8 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


The Canary Islands in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 5 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


The Canary Islands in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


The Canary Islands in July

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 5 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


The Canary Islands in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.


The Canary Islands in September

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and maybe a light jumper for the evenings.

The Canary Islands in October

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


The Canary Islands in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 12 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


The Canary Islands in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to The Canary Islands in December, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in The Canary Islands is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (73℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in The Canary Islands is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in The Canary Islands is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting The Canary Islands, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

The Canary Islands map