What’s the weather like in Fuerteventura in February?
Fuerteventura enjoys warm weather all year round due to its location off the west coast of Africa. As one of the ‘Islands of Eternal Spring’, it doesn’t feel like winter in February because you’ll get lots of sun and hardly any rain.
Fuerteventura’s the closest Canary island to Africa, just over 100km from Morocco’s coast. The Sahara Desert has a big impact on the weather, pushing temperatures up when it sends over hot winds and the occasional dust storm, with February one of the most likely months for these. The Canary Current and north easterly winds will usually keep you cool though. Lanzarote’s just north of Fuerteventura, which means you’ll get warmer, drier and more consistent weather here than other Canary islands.
The average high temperature in Fuerteventura during February is 21ºC, which is perfectly warm enough to spend long days at the beach. You’ll need some warmer clothes as well as your swimwear though, as things can get quite cool in the evening. The usual sea temperature’s 18ºC, while humidity’s low and rainfall’s typically 19mm over three rainy days. You can expect 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day, and UV levels will be high so don’t forget to pack the sun cream. Sunset’s around 6.45pm.
Things to Do
Fuerteventura’s ideal for winter sun, and you’ll find its beaches are popular in February. Cofete’s quiet beaches or the sand dunes at Parque Natural de Corralejo are great for basking in the sun. The weather’s perfect for golf, while you’ll get the best surfing waves over winter. Kitesurfing’s also popular, and Playa de Sotavento’s great for windsurfing.