Best Time to Visit Fuerteventura

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Fuerteventura. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Corralejo. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Fuerteventura for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 13 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 19 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0 – 7 Days of Rain
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Geographical location

The Spanish island Fuerteventura is the second largest island of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean after Tenerife and has about 110,000 inhabitants.

The popular holiday island lies some 76 miles west of Morocco and is not only popular with bathers due to its climatic conditions.

Since 1860 the present Puerto del Rosario (formerly Puerto de Cabras) has been the capital of Fuerteventura with around 40,000 inhabitants. Politically, the Canary Islands belong to Spain, but with their two provinces they have the status of an autonomous region.

Fuerteventura belongs with Gran Canaria and Lanzarote to the province “Las Palmas”, while the Canary Islands Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma belong to the province Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Climate on Fuerteventura

Sun watcher (A_Peach)  CC BY Fuerteventura is also called the “island of eternal spring” because it is pleasantly warm all year round and the weather is very balanced. Unlike other holiday destinations in the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is very dry, with only about 5.91 in of rainfall during the year.

Rain is to be expected at most in the winter months, but also then it concerns rare short showers. The weather is generally sunny with average values between 17 °C to 26 °C, whereby the daily maximum temperatures in summer can also exceed 30 °C.

The water temperatures are between 19 °C to 23 °C. The special climate on Fuerteventura is influenced by the so-called Canary Current (a moderately warm Atlantic current) and the continuous north-east trade wind. The humidity is usually pleasantly low.

In midsummer, the climate phenomenon Calima (a desert wind) can bring record temperatures above 38 °C, but these extremes only last for a few days.

Best Time to Visit Fuerteventura: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
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MarchMar
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When is it warm on Fuerteventura?


There are no seasons in the classical sense on Fuerteventura, which is why the Canary Island is suitable as a holiday destination all year round. Even in winter it remains pleasantly mild with day temperatures of around 20 °C, only the time between sunrise and sunset is now significantly reduced compared to summer (see sunshine duration / climate table).

During the summer months, the island is not only popular with bathers, but is also one of the best places in Europe for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Optimal conditions prevail in the period from the end of May to the beginning of November, especially July to October can be described as the best travel season on Fuerteventura. Because of the warm, long summer days, the Atlantic Ocean is warmest in September and October with a water temperature of 23 °C to 24 °C.

If you prefer a more relaxed or sporty approach, however, you can switch to the low season without hesitation. Especially for beach walks, hikes and excursions to the highlights of the island, the winter months with mostly sunny weather and mild temperatures are a suitable travel time.

Climate Chart Fuerteventura

Corralejo

Climate Chart Corralejo
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Fuerteventura

In the following, you will find the climate table for Fuerteventura, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Corralejo (Fuerteventura)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature20°21°23°24°25°26°29°29°28°27°25°21°
Night Temperature14°13°13°14°16°18°19°20°20°18°17°15°
Water Temperature20°19°19°19°20°21°21°22°23°23°21°20°
Rainy days743210001466
Hours of Sunshine677891111119766
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Corralejo is 20.6 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (24.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (17 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Corralejo is 23 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
June, July, August, September, October, and November

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.2 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights and Highlights


If you don’t want to chase through the waves yourself, you can watch water sports enthusiasts perform their tricks in La Pared, for example. All surf schools take great care to ensure that surfers and swimmers do not get in each other’s way on popular beaches – safety is a top priority on the Canary Islands.

The inland of Fuerteventura is rather sparsely populated compared to the neighbouring islands, the main attraction are undoubtedly the long dream beaches. A visit to the dunes of Corralejo is as popular as the steep coasts in the west of the island (e.g. Ajuy) and the fishing village Morro Jable.

The archaeological site “La Atalayita” reveals the secrets of the Mahos, who were native to Fuerteventura in the 15th century. Our excursion recommendations: Boat tour with FuerteCharter or Ocean People, visit the Oasis Park Fuerteventura and off-road tour e.g. from Cross Island.

Popular Activities

More attractions

From Fuerteventura: Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour | Fuerteventura 3-Hour Dune Buggy Tour | From Lanzarote: Day Trip to Fuerteventura and Corralejo | Lanzarote: Half-Day Chill Out Cruise at Papagayo Beach | From Fuerteventura: Full-Day Activity Cruise to Lanzarote | Fuerteventura: Half-Day Trip by Turkish Gulet | From Fuerteventura: 4-Hour Boat Trip to Isla de Lobos |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Corralejo
clear sky     clear sky, 18.5 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 4 mph N
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 68 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 05:00 am
The next days …
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Clouds: 24 %Clouds: 80 %Clouds: 68 %Clouds: 52 %Clouds: 46 %Clouds: 7 %
No Precipitation0.03 in of rain0.04 in of rain0.15 in of rain0.63 in of rain0.05 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Canary Islands: Regions

Fuerteventura is part of the holiday destination Canary Islands. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Fuerteventura: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 10 reviews for Fuerteventura holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    snjezana, 41 years old was there in September

    pleasantly warm and super to the bathing beach dreamlike and beautiful

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Petra, 69 years old was there in June

    The weather was great. No rainy day, but more often
    but it was very windy in this warm weather.
    pleasant.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kornelia, 60 years old was there in July

    warm up to 29/30 degrees, felt 26-28 degrees because of constant wind but very pleasant

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Andrea, 43 years old was there in June

    3 days very windy, but it was very warm and sunny (25-28 degrees). I found the wind pleasant. Sea around 22 degrees, was ideal for swimming.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Martina, 46 years old was there in June

    Very warm, up to 30 degrees no clouds, but very windy, already stormy. At night also a little cooler by the strong wind, and at noon very warm in the sun! But very pleasant climate. Very strong waves in jandia, not suitable for swimming, but water very pleasant.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sabine , 53 years old was there in February

    But from the next day one week sun with temperatures around 22 degrees.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Isabella, 34 years old was there in October

    Great weather, very much sunny, pleasant temperatures around 28 degrees during the day. Thanks to a constant breeze, however, never too hot. Beautiful beaches, an unforgettably beautiful holiday!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Gerry, 53 years old was there in September

    Holidays to relax. Great weather. 3 days were windy and a little cooler.23°-24°/night 21° during the day. After that light wind and during the day 26°-27°/night 22°. Just dreamlike, this island !!!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Christine, 59 years old was there in February

    For a relaxing holiday and
    Switching off the weather was ideal:
    Not too cool, not too warm and contrary to expectations it was not windy.
    In the evening pleasant for outdoors with a very light jacket – great!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Petra, 49 years old was there in July

    26 to 33 degrees, 2 days very windy otherwise super beach weather

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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