Canary Islands Weather in July & Hottest Canary Island in July

Published on February 23, 2021
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Which is the hottest Canary Island in July?

The Canary Islands are a very popular holiday destination for Europeans in winter, but how is the weather when it's the middle of summer? Is it really hot? Maybe too hot for some people? Are the Canary Islands in general a good destination for a summer beach holiday?

July means proper summer in the Canaries, and July and August are the hottest months in the Canary Islands. 

Even so, the Canary Islands are a great choice as a beach destination for summer, because the ocean breeze will cool you off and it's the best time to be swimming in the ocean and in the many natural pools around the archipelago.

What's the weather like in the Canary Islands in July

July can get pretty hot during the daytime, so if you prefer spring-like temperatures, maybe summer is not the best moment to be visiting. Temperatures during the day usually reach 30°C, and they often go well above this temperature, especially if a calima episode occurs. 

Temperatures in the Canary Islands in July

Average temperatures for the islands during the month of July.

These temperatures can vary slightly especially in the mountainous regions of Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma and La Gomera, where the temperatures will be lower at high altitudes, compared to the temperatures on the coast.

Tenerife South

  • Average high temperature: 28.7°C (83.7°F)
  • Average low temperature: 21.2°C (70.2°F)
  • Daily mean: 25.0°C (77.0°F)

Gran Canaria (Airport)

  • Average high temperature: 26.9°C  (80.4°F)
  • Average low temperature: 20.8°C  (69.4°F)
  • Daily mean: 23.8°C  (69.4°F)

Lanzarote

  • Average high temperature: 28.2°C  (82.8°F)
  • Average low temperature: 20.4°C  (68.7°F)
  • Daily mean: 24.3°C  (75.7°F)

Fuerteventura

  • Average high temperature: 27.3°C (81.1°F)
  • Average low temperature: 20.8°C (69.4°F)
  • Daily mean: 24°C (75.2°F)
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As you can see, the temperatures are very similar between the islands.

At night the temperatures remain above 20°C, which means that you most probably won't need a cardigan in the evenings. 

Detailed info about the weather conditions & temperatures in July on each individual island:

Rainfall

If you're wondering what are the chances to see a drop of rain during your July holiday in the Canary Islands... we can tell you that the chances are really slim.

During the summer months, from June until September actually, the Canary Islands see almost no rainy days, so you can expect perfectly hot sunbathing weather, also ideal for swimming.

Sea temperature in July

  • Tenerife South - Average sea temperature: 21.5°C / 70.7°F
  • Gran Canaria - Average sea temperature: 22°C / 71.6°F
  • Lanzarote - Average sea temperature: 20.7°C / 69.3°F
  • Fuerteventura - Average sea temperature: 21.3°C / 70.3°F 

It seems that Tenerife and Gran Canaria have the highest water temperature in July, but the numbers are very similar throughout the archipelago.

The water temperature will be on the rise from now until October when it will be at its warmest.

Can you swim in the Canary Islands in July?

Yes, you can definitely swim in the Canary Islands in July.

The months July and October are the best months for swimming in the Canaries. You can not only fully enjoy the ocean water, but you can also have fun in the many natural swimming pools and rock pools, like the ones in Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

Which Canary Island is hottest in July?

Based on temperatures, Tenerife is the hottest Canary Island in July, followed closely by Lanzarote.

Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are not much cooler than the previous two and keep in mind that the data also depends on where the weather station is positioned on each island. The temperatures in the south of Gran Canaria, where the main tourist area is located, will be considerably higher than the temperature at the airport weather station, which is in another part of the island.

Generally, July is a great time to visit any of the Canary Islands, especially if you like hot weather and no rain. Visiting the Canary Islands in July means long hot days at the beach, accompanied by a cooling breeze.

It's true that the Canary Islands are windier in summer than in winter, but the wind is much needed during those long hot days when it helps to keep you cool and comfortable.

FAQ about visiting the Canary Islands in July

How warm are the Canary Islands in July?

During the day, you can expect temperatures around 28°C - 30°C in July n the Canary Islands, ideal for sunbathing and swimming.

Is July a good month to visit the Canaries?

Yes, July is a good month to visit the Canary Islands archipelago, especially if you like hot weather. It's also a good time for surfing, as the World Windsurfing Championship takes place in July in Fuerteventura.

Are the Canary Islands too hot in July?

While it might be too hot for those who don't like high temperatures, July also comes with a constant breeze, which definitely helps a lot.

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