What’s the weather like in Canary Islands in August?
The Canary Islands weather in August is hot and dry, thanks to the warm Atlantic Ocean climate. The Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma have lots of bright sunshine and warm temperatures in August. Rainfall is generally very low in August and it’s the second driest month of the year.
The hot temperatures of the Canary Islands in August are sometimes lowered by cool air being blown from Africa’s Sahara desert. By the time this hot air reaches the islands, it’s been cooled by the Atlantic Ocean and brings welcome relief to the islands. Islands closer to Africa, like Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, benefit the most. The skies over the Canary Islands are some of the clearest in the world because of the trade winds that blow across.
The weather in the Canary Islands in August produces a welcoming average temperature of 24°C, but hot days can regularly reach nearly 30°C. The night time average is around 18°C, which makes sleeping quite comfortable compared to hotter resorts in mainland Europe. The humidity levels are high, at an average of 82%, so take a bottle of water when you’re exploring the islands or relaxing on the beach. The Canary Islands are the sunniest European resorts and reach a sunshine average of 13 hours in July. The average sea temperature of 23°C means you’ll love taking a dip in the ocean, with the islands in the west having slightly warmer waters. The rainfall average is just 105mm across the islands so you won’t need to take an umbrella.