What’s the weather like in Fuerteventura in September?
Just over 100km off the coast of Morocco, Fuerteventura’s the closest of Spain’s Canary Islands to Africa. This means it has a warm year-round climate, and you’ll still feel the long hot summer if you’re going in September, with which has lots of sunny weather and hardly any rain.
The nearby Sahara Desert’s a driving force behind Fuerteventura’s heat, although you’ll usually be kept comfortable by north easterly winds and the Canary Current in September. It can feel really desert-like though when the island gets hot winds, which can push temperatures up a lot, and bring the occasional dust storm. Lanzarote’s just to the north, which means the weather’s drier and more consistent in Fuerteventura.
The average high in September reaches 28ºC, which is also the annual high. Things stay nice and warm in the evenings, which only cool to 20ºC. The sea’s also lovely and warm at 23ºC, while humidity’s low. At just 2mm average rainfall’s hardly worth mentioning, leaving you to concentrate on 12 hours of daylight with eight hours of sunshine each day. You should however take note of the very high UV levels and protect yourself in the sun with plenty of sun cream, which sets at around 8pm for most of the month.
Things to Do
With soaring temperatures and virtually no chance of rain, Fuerteventura’s ideal for you to relax on the beach in September. Costa Calma’s popular Playa Barca, Cofete’s quieter stretches and the Parque Natural de Corralejo’s sand dunes are all great. Go diving, snorkelling or surfing in the sea, or splash around at Corralejo’s Acua waterpark, where there’s also an 18-hole mini-golf course.