Fuerteventura Weather and ClimateCurrent Weather Conditions
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Wind direction and speed: NNE 16 Kmph
Humidity: 82% Humidity
Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014
The climate of the Island is influenced by several factors: The North East Trade Winds, Latitude, Lack of Altitude and the Canary Current.
Unlike the western Canary Islands (and like it's nearest neighbour, Lanzarote), Fuerteventura does not have high mountains. What this means is that the trade winds just pass over the island without precipitation. The only exception to this is at the peaks of Jandia in the very south of the Island, which just about makes it into this zone.
When Rain does occur it is usually between October and March and it brings a touch of green to the North-West part of the Island and the mountainous areas around Betancuria. It is still scarce enough around the main resorts on the east coast to ensure that the landscape remains desert-like all year round.
Sometimes the wind veers to a more easterly or south-easterly direction and this brings the dust-haze or Calima along with searing temperatures from the Sahara desert.
The cold Canary current means that water temperatures are slightly cooler than you might expect at this latitude (especially along the north coast) - although at 22 or 23 degrees Celsius in late summer, they are still very pleasant.
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