Best Time to Visit La Palma

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit La Palma. We created climate tables and charts for the location of La Palma. 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 La Palma for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 12 °C to 26 °C
Waves Symbol 18 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.042.8 in (0 – 8 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

La Palma belongs to the Canary Islands and lies in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de La Palma. With 85,000 inhabitants, La Palma is one of the smaller Canary Islands.

The neighbouring islands are Tenerife and La Gomera. La Palma is about 810 miles from the Spanish mainland and about 250 miles from the Moroccan mainland. Like all Canary Islands, La Palma is of volcanic origin.

Since almost half of the island is covered with forest, it has been nicknamed Isla Verde (Green Island). The highest mountain of the island is from the Roque de los Muchachos, from which one has an excellent view over the island.

Climate in La Palma

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License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' La Palma enjoys a very mild climate all year round. Every year more than 3000 hours of sunshine are reached, so that the annual average temperature is around 19 °C. The maximum temperatures in summer are around 27 °C, rarely the 30 °C mark is exceeded. Thanks to the light winds, the weather is always perfectly bearable, at night it cools down to around 17 °C in summer and around 12 °C in winter.

Especially the mild summer nights invite you to linger in the beautiful restaurants and beach bars. However, precipitation can occur on the mountains, and in winter it can even snow. Except in the period from January to April the sea never falls below 20 °C, so that bathing temperatures prevail almost all year round. The wettest months are November, December and January.

Best Time to Visit La Palma: Overview

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TemperaturesTemp. up to 21 °C
FebruaryFeb
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MarchMar
TemperaturesTemp. up to 22 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 23 °C
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When to go to La Palma?


In the spring months of March, April and May the temperatures begin to rise again, so that very pleasant values of about 22 °C are reached. These are particularly suitable for hikers and nature lovers who enjoy the many hiking routes on La Palma through breathtaking landscapes. Just as in autumn, there are perfect conditions for extensive hiking tours during this travel season.

However, you should bring warmer clothes, as it can get very fresh in the mountains of La Palma. For holidaymakers who want to enjoy the sun, the travel season from June to September is of course ideal. The whole region now appears in a lush green and makes La Palma shine in a beautiful splendour.

Climate Chart La Palma

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

Climate Table La Palma

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

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature21°21°22°23°24°24°25°26°26°26°23°22°
Night Temperature12°12°12°12°13°15°16°17°17°17°15°13°
Water Temperature19°18°18°19°20°21°22°23°23°23°22°20°
Precipitation (inch)1.541.730.830.750.310.120.040.20.632.092.82.72
Rainy days763211012688
Hours of Sunshine566778887655
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 19 °C.

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

Warmest month: August (21.9 °C)
Coldest month: February (16.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature 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

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 13.74 inch on 45 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.4 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.

Highlights and Attractions


La Palma is a real highlight for all nature lovers. Compared to its big neighbours, it is not a typical beach island and therefore largely spared from mass tourism. A special highlight on La Palma is the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Here you can hike wonderfully and marvel at a unique variety of plants. Of course, a path to the highest point of the island, the Roque de La Muchachos, is also worthwhile.

From above you have an incredible view over the island and enjoy unforgettable panoramas that should not be missing in your souvenir photos. Another hot tip is a walk around the volcano De San Antonio or Teneguia. Also the beautiful fishing village San Andres y Sauces with the nearby sea swimming pool Charco Azul is worth more than a short detour.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in La Palma (Station Tijarafe)
broken clouds     broken clouds, 19.2 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 7 mph NNO
Air Pressure: 1015 hPa       Humidity: 64 %
Last updated: 29th May 2020, 07:12 pm
The next days …
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Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 50 %Clouds: 5 %Clouds: 17 %Clouds: 63 %Clouds: 7 %
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Canary Islands: Regions

La Palma 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:

La Palma: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 3 reviews for La Palma holiday already. Average rating is 4.7 of 5 stars.
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    Jörg, 56 years old was there in February

    For us, who came from the cold Germany, La Palma was a dream. You could sit in the sun at 20 degrees or hike at 12 degrees. All in all, very pleasant.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Line, 64 years old was there in February

    Not a single rain shower in 14 days – but the nights are still a little cool – a room heating is appropriate at this travel time.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Maxi, 66 years old was there in January

    We always had over 20 degrees and a lot of sun.
    There was no rain either, it was just perfect.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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