The Weather in Fuerteventura

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You want to know Fuerteventura's weather for the five days shown below? The weather varies on all the Canary Islands. For example, the north of Tenerife is not generally as warm or sunny as the south. Fuerteventura is no different, as each part has its own microclimate that depends on its orientation and how the local geographical features are arranged. This means the weather in Corralejo will generally be different to that in Costa Caleta, which will not be the same as in the Jandia resorts of Costa Calma and Morro Jable. The predictions will be correct somewhere on the island, but it is almost impossible to make an accurate weather forecast for any particular place on the island.

Current Fuerteventura Weather

 
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What will the weather be like when you land at Fuerteventura airport for your Canary Island holiday? Well, we can't be sure, but these are the current weather conditions taken from the weather station at Fuerteventura airport. This image is from meteored.com, a Spanish weather site.

Updated every 15 minutes

Latest Satellite image of the Canary Islands 250 Ko
(Courtesy of: Sat24.com)

This gives an indication of the latest weather in Fuerteventura, the other Canary Islands and Madeira.


4 Day Weather Forecast for Fuerteventura.

Temperatures are in the shade and out of the wind. Don't let the cooling breeze fool you into burning yourself. For comments on the weather visit the Fuerteventura weather forum

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Tidal Information

The state of the tide is an important consideration for many people on Fuerteventura. The dedicated anglers on the island tell us that the best conditions are a couple of hours either side of high or low tide, and the appearance of many beaches changes considerably as the tide flows and ebbs; important if you want to photograph them in their best state. For information about the tides the best place to visit is the easytide site .

The wind on Fuerteventura

You may have noticed that the wind on Fuerteventura tends to blow predominantly from the North North East. This is because of Fuerteventura's location within the region where the trade winds blow. In the northern hemisphere these winds blow from the northeast and dominate the weather in the latitudes above the equator.

The Trade Winds

The trade winds are a consequence of convection currents within the earth's atmosphere as a whole. The warm air rises above the equator and falls away from after it has cooled. If you want to know more do a search for Hadley cells.

Convection Currents

On a more local scale sea breezes are set up whenever there is a difference in temperature between the sea and the land. During the hotter parts of the day, the land becomes warmer than the sea, and this causes the air above the land to rise. The flow of cooler air towards the land from the sea forms a sea breeze that is more pronounced on hotter days. When the sea is warmer than the land, convection currents cause an offshore breeze. These offshore breezes suit the island's surfers, and as offshore winds are more likely early morning and late evening, that is when the best surf is produced.

Interestingly the high altitude winds come off the coast of Africa, south of Fuerteventura and blow northward. This seems to be an effect caused by the Atlas mountains. Further investigation is required to find out what effect this has.

The Beauford Scale

This scale was created in the early 19th century by a British Naval Officer

Beauford Scale 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Wind Speed mph 1-3 4-7 8-12 13-18 19-24 25-31 32-38 39-46 47-54 55-63 64-72 73

Fuerteventura Climate

The weather is what is happening at the moment and the climate is record of what has happened. The climate figures here are based average weather conditions on Fuerteventura for some time in the past.

Average Temperatures.Temperatures are in the shade and out of the wind.

Month Fuerteventura
January 21oc
February 21oc
March 22oc
April 23oc
May 24oc
June 26oc
July 27oc
August 28oc
September 27oc
October 26oc
November 24oc
December 22oc

Fuerteventura temperature chart

Monthly Rainfall comparison, in milimetres.

Month Fuerteventura Manchester
January 14.2 72
February 8.4 55
March 15.4 58
April 5.8 53
May 0.9 62
June 0.1 70
July 0.1 76
August 0.0 88
September 2.5 80
October 11.0 87
November 7.7 84
December 39.4 84

Fuerteventura rainfall chart

The winters of 2004 and 2005 were wetter than normal and the island even started turning green by the end of them. Since then there has been noticably less rainfall and there is much concern about the possibility of the desertification of Fuerteventura. The Cabildo of Fuerteventura are working to prevent this, and several meetings have been held to address this concern.

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