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Canary Islands Climate

October 26, 2013

If you’re in Europe, it’s probable that the temperature is dropping rapidly as we speak.  So it’s no wonder Europeans are flocking to Western Europe for a much needed break from the cold. Here’s a guest post to whet your appetite for the beach even more. 

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If you’re heading to the Canary Islands, the chances are you’re looking for a bit of sunshine. And you almost certainly won’t be disappointed.

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View of Puerto de la Cruz coast. Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Southwestern Europe. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia Commons

The Canary Islands is a volcanic archipelago and a popular tourist hotspot located in the Atlantic Ocean, around 60miles from the coast of West Africa. It’s a collection of Spanish islands, but its geographical location meantheCanaries enjoy a temperate year-round climate that keeps the holidaymakers flocking in at all times of the year.

The Canary Islands have been described as having a “permanent spring”, with a wonderful climate that, on average, ranges from 18°C in the winter to about 24°C in summer. Of course, temperatures dip in the winter and some days are understandably chilly, with the islands’ characteristic coastal breeze and the odd smattering of rain. But miserable weather doesn’t tend to stick around for long, and there’s usually a spot of sunshine or a warm spell to get things going again.

Summertime is the most popular, with families, couples, groups and friends coming to enjoy the warmer months, which can easily reach the early thirties. Some days are positively scorching, while others hover around the mid-twenties (if you’ve got Tenerife on the agenda, http://en.tenerife.com/ is a useful site to check for summer and winter holidays).

Roque Cinchado, Teide National Park (World Heritage Site). Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Southwestern Europe. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov via WIkimedia Commons
Roque Cinchado, Teide National Park (World Heritage Site). Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Southwestern Europe. Photo by Mstyslav Chernov via WIkimedia Commons

 

Many holidaymakers, particularly those who enjoy a quieter experience, tend to come during the winter. While this often promises warm or sunny days, the climate is decidedly cooler which makes it easier to travel around and explore. Of course, the snow and glacial conditions at the top of Mt. Teide – Spain’s tallest mountain – serve as a reminder that even in the balmy Canary Islands, the temperatures are still cool higher up.

There’s plenty to love about the Canary Islands, and its climate is one of them. You can check the Tenerife weather, or that of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, online at World Weather Online. We’re pretty sure you won’t be disappointed!

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