Canary Islands Weather
A fantastic year-round climate makes the Canary Islands one of the most popular holiday destinations for UK travellers.
These Spanish islands are actually closer to Africa than Europe, but one of the main attractions is that they are just four hours flight time from most local airports in the UK.
A popular holiday destination for couples and families, the Canary Islands Weather is an added bonus to a safe and secure destination with high standards of hygiene and cleanliness.
The average temperature in the Canary Islands rarely drops below 20c thanks to their location just 70 miles or so from the African coast.
Whilst Africa is an attractive destination, those seeking a more ‘western’ style holiday can’t beat the Canaries for reliable sunshine.
Resorts in the Canary Islands vary from vibrant mega-resorts with lots of things to do, right through to quiet secluded fishing bays.
During the winter months, you can enjoy temperatures in the high teens and early twenties. In the summer months, expect high twenties and early thirties.
The Canary Islands
There are four main Canary Islands, each with their own unique characteristics and attractions.
Gran Canaria is popular as the island is home to many luxury hotels and a wide range of self catering accommodation. Measuring 30 miles across, every attraction on Gran Canaria is within easy reach.
Tenerife Weather makes this the most popular Canary Island and attracts visitors from around the world throughout the year. The south is typical Canary Island with a dry barren landscape. The north is more lush, with forests and exotic plantlife.
Fuerteventura is the quietest of the four Canary Islands and is most well known for the miles and miles of golden sandy beaches. There are a total of 150 beaches on Fuerteventura and it may come as a surprise to find many of them deserted even during the height of summer.
Lanzarote is a volcanic island with spectacular views of a moonlike landscape. The Timanfaya national park is one of the main attractions where you can see live and extinct volcanoes.