Fuerteventura Weather and Climate

Current Weather Conditions
Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 21°C
Wind direction and speed: ENE 23 Kmph
Humidity: 68% Humidity
Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Fuerteventura enjoys more then 3000 hours of sunshine per year making it the perfect year-round holiday destination.

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.

Temperatures
Average Daily Max (°C) Average Daily Min (°C) Average Monthly Temperature (°C)
January 23.2 10.9 17.5
February 24.7 11.2 17.9
March 27.0 11.8 18.6
April 27.4 12.8 19.3
May 28.5 14.3 20.6
June 29.4 17.0 22.2
July 32.5 18.6 23.9
August 32.6 19.4 24.3
September 30.5 18.0 23.8
October 29.4 16.1 22.4
November 28.9 13.3 20.5
December 24.6 12.0 18.5

Rainfall
Monthly Average (mm) Average No. Days with rain Average Humidity
January 14.2 5.6 70
February 8.4 3.2 63
March 15.1 4.3 69
April 5.8 2.5 72
May 0.9 1.0 71
June 0.1 0.2 71
July 0.1 0.1 71
August 0.0 0.1 77
September 2.5 1.5 75
October 11.0 2.6 77
November 7.7 2.7 63
December 39.4 7.1 75

Sea Temperatures
Monthly Average (°C)
January 19
February 18
March 19
April 20
May 20
June 21
July 22
August 22
September 23
October 23
November 21
December 20


Fuerteventura Weather and Climate