Canary Islands Weather in November - Which island to choose?

Published on June 25, 2019
Canary IslandsWeather in Canary Islands
A glorious November sky in Lanzarote, on the West coast

If you're looking for a sunny break in November, the Canary Islands might be the best choice in terms of weather, especially if you are travelling from Europe.

When the weather starts to get cold almost all over Europe, the Canary Islands still enjoy a mild climate, with temperatures above 20°C, long sunny days and water warm enough for swimming in the ocean.

Although November is considered a transition month in terms of weather conditions, as the climate makes the change from summer/autumn to winter, the weather stays generally warm, except for a few days of rain or storm, which may hit the archipelago. But although the weather can be moody and tricky sometimes in November, it will still be much warmer and better than back home in the UK or anywhere else on the continent.

Weather in the Canary Islands in November

As the weather changes from autumn to winter, you can expect more precipitation the in northern part of the mountainous islands, like Tenerife and Gran Canaria, while the south stays fairly dry and sheltered from precipitation.

So for Gran Canaria and Tenerife we recommend that you stay somewhere in the south of the island, where you have the best chances for sunny weather. This is also the case for Lanzarote, where it tends to rain more in the area of Haria, a valley which looks lovely green after a few days of rain.

Even in La Palma the south will generally see less precipitation than the mountain regions, but since the main reason to head over to La Palma are the volcanoes and the hiking opportunities they offer, you may still want to choose your accommodation based on what you plan to do during your holiday there.

Temperatures in the Canary Islands in November

Below you can see the average temperatures for the island during the month of November. But do keep in mind that especially in Tenerife and Gran Canaria the weather in the south is warmer than in the north during the colder months.

Tenerife

  • Average high temperature: 23 °C
  • Average low temperature: 17 °C
  • Daily mean: 20 °C

Gran Canaria

  • Average high temperature: 24 °C
  • Average low temperature: 18 °C
  • Daily mean: 21 °C

Lanzarote

  • Average high temperature: 24 °C
  • Average low temperature: 17 °C
  • Daily mean: 21 °C

Fuerteventura

  • Average high temperature: 24 °C
  • Average low temperature: 18 °C
  • Daily mean: 21 °C

As you can see, the values for temperatures in the Canary Islands in November are relatively similar between the largest and most visited islands in the archipelago.

If you want more info about the weather conditions, temperatures & sunshine hours, you can read the dedicated article for each island:

Tenerife weather in November

Gran Canaria weather in November

Lanzarote weather in November

Fuerteventura weather in November

Rain in the Canary Islands in November

  • Tenerife - Average rainfall (mm): 47 mm
  • Gran Canaria - Average rainfall (mm): 32 mm
  • Lanzarote - Average rainfall (mm): 15 mm
  • Fuerteventura - Average rainfall (mm): 12 mm

Although Tenerife seems to get the largest amount of rain in November, this usually happens in the north of the island, and less often in the south.   

Sea temperature in November in the Canary Islands

  • Tenerife - Average sea temperature: 22.3°C
  • Gran Canaria - Average sea temperature: 22.1°C
  • Lanzarote - Average sea temperature: 21.2°C
  • Fuerteventura - Average sea temperature: 21.2°C

Can you swim in the Canary Islands in November?

Yes, with average temperature above 21°C, the water is still warm enough for swimming. In Gran Canaria an Tenerife we recommend the beaches in the south, while in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura there are no big differences between north and south. In general there are big differences between the east coast and the west coast, with the west coast being better for surfers and other water sports, and not so great for swimming, due to the strong currents.

Should you travel to the Canary Islands in November?

In our opinion, yes.

But we love coming to the Canaries during any month, no matter the weather, rain or shine, we love these islands.

If you're looking for HOT weather, then November might not be what you are looking for.

If you're expecting sunny days, with T-shirt weather during the daytime, then you will probably love it here.

Keep in mind that at night it starts to get chilly in November, so you may want to bring a cardigan with you, or maybe even a light jacket.

Read also: Which Canary Island to visit?

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