What’s the weather like in the Canary Islands in January?
Located off the coast of North Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands have a sub-tropical climate bringing mild, sunny weather to the region all year round. In January, temperatures on the popular Spanish islands are much cooler than the summer months, so if you like to avoid the intense heat it’s worth visiting at this time of year, as long as you don’t mind some cloud cover and the occasional rain shower.
On the most easterly island, Lanzarote, average temperatures in January hover around 17°C with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C after dark. The north of the island is usually cooler and more cloudy than the south, while the sea’s a refreshing 19°C and just 15mm of rain is forecast over the entire month. On the island of Tenerife, the average temperature this month is 16°C, with highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C. Around 45mm of rain is expected in January, with around six hours of sunshine each day.