|Ave Daily High (F)||70||71||71||71||73||75||77||79||79||79||76||72|
|Ave Daily Low (F)||58||58||59||61||62||65||67||70||69||67||64||60|
|Monthly Precipitation (inches)||1.4||0.9||0.9||0.5||0.2||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.2||1.1||2.1||1.6|
|Sunbathing / Swimming|
|How to use this table|
|In general the northern coasts of the Canary Islands
are wetter than their southern counterparts. This is
because they are exposed to the predominant northeast
tradewinds. Las Palmas is a case in point when compared
with a city on a south-facing coast, such as Arrecife in
Lanzarote. The wettest times are October through March
but even these months are not particularly wet with only
2 inches of rain falling in November, the wettest month.
There are good amounts of sunshine throughout the year, peaking in the summer at nine hours a day on average. Temperatures are moderated by the cold Canaries current but average 70F (21C) through the winter. Whether you find this watm enough for sunbathing is very much up to you - some days will be comfortably into the 70s F while others will defintely be in the 60s F and may only feel warm enough for sunbathing out of the wind. The weather is usually kind for outdoor activities throughout the year although in August and September it may feel a little too hot for energetic activities for some people.
Perhaps the best time to visit is late Spring: May and June especially offer plenty of sunshine and very little rain.
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