The climate of Fuerteventura (Canary
Islands / Spain)
Fuerteventura is the sunniest of the Canary Islands. The constant
north northeasterly wind causes temperatures to remain pleasant.
Fuerteventura literally means ‘Fierce wind’. Precipitation figures are
extremely low here. Because of this fresh water has to be imported
from Gran Canaria or Tenerife. On average the island only gets 150-200
millimeters of annual precipitation. During the summer (from June till
October) chances of rain are small. When it does rain during this
period the amount of rain is small. From November chances of
precipitation increase. Chances of a day with heavy showers also
increase. Despite the fact that winters are cooler the sun still
shines a lot. During the darkest months the sun still shines for 6-7
hours per day on average. This means there is still more sunshine here
than in the Netherlands, Germany or England during the summer. The
guaranteed sunshine in combination with the fact that things hardly
ever get muggy on Fuerteventura make this a very popular beach
During the summer it may get extremely warm on Fuerteventure when an
easterly wind supplies warm air from the Sahara. Chances of this
happening are not too high, though. However, when this phenomenon
occurs temperatures may rise up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees
Fahrenheit). This in combination with the supply of desert sand may
cause things to feel unpleasant.
Specific climate information per city
The following climate information is available for Fuerteventura:
Caleta de Fuste
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Fuerteventura.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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