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Fuerteventura Climate

April 13, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Travel Guide

Do you count down the days to your Fuerteventura holiday, even if it’s months away? Many travelers spend all year looking forward to their annual trip, putting a lot of pressure on themselves to make it as close to perfect as possible. It’s easy to feel intimidated while planning your holiday and it’s only made worse when you put pressure on yourself in the quest for travel perfection.

It does, however, make sense to want to treat yourself to the best holiday, and it pays off to plan for it with the utmost precision. But no matter how careful you are, there are some factors that you cannot plan for. The weather, for instance, is out of your control but it has a lot to say about the ultimate success of your holiday. You’ll end up thanking yourself if you choose a destination with lots of sun and warmth, and the Fuerteventura climate will provide you with plenty of both.

The weather on the second largest of the Canary Islands is, to say the least, a sure tourist perk. The climate is very pleasant throughout the year, with the summers hot and dry and the winters mild and a bit wetter. During peak tourist season, between June and August, the average high temperature hovers around 32°C, with nighttime lows dipping into the low 20’s. You’ll want to pack a sweater if you plan to take advantage of the island’s nightlife, as it gets a bit chilly when the sun goes down even in the height of summer. The winters feel more like spring, a fact that lends itself to the island’s nickname “the island of eternal spring.” The coldest months only see temperatures drop to a high of around 21°C.

While the tropical temperatures make the Fuerteventura climate a key contributor to its tourist appeal, the lack of rainfall is an important factor to consider. The summer months are almost entirely dry; spontaneous showers are rare and day-long downpours are almost unheard of. If you take your holiday during the summer, you’re not likely to ever see precipitation. The winter is considered “wet season,” with the bulk of the island’s rainfall coming in November and December. As long as you plan your trip outside of this timeframe, you’re sure to encounter ideal beach-dwelling weather.

One important point to remember is that many self-catering Fuerteventura villas and holiday homes don’t have heating. Winter nights in Fuerteventura can be cold, so if you are planning a holiday at that time of year it’s important to ensure that your chosen holiday home has some form of heating.

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