December Weather on the Canary Islands:
Average Temperature, Rainfall, Sunshine and Humidity





The tables below list the normal December temperatures and rainfall for cities on the Canary Islands.

There's also information here on this month's average sunshine and humidity levels for the islands of El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife.

The measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1971 to 2000.

The weather stations sit near sea level except Izaña Mountain, which is at 2371 metres (7779 feet) elevation on the island of Tenerife. The high elevation gives the mountain cool temperatures and typically two days this month with snowfall.

Temperature

Average December temperatures
High
°F
Low
°F
Island Place High
°C
Low
°C
71 63 El Hierro Valverde 22 17
70 60 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 21 15
71 60 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 22 16
71 59 Lanza­rote Arrecife 21 15
70 61 La Palma Villa de Mazo 21 16
73 62 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 23 16
47 35 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 8 2
62 52 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 17 11
71 61 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 22 16

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Island Place Inches Milli­metres
4 El Hierro Valverde 1.3 33
3 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 1.0 26
4 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 1.1 27
4 Lanza­rote Arrecife 1.1 27
7 La Palma Villa de Mazo 2.3 59
3 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 0.9 23
6 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 2.9 73
9 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 3.4 87
6 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1.7 44

Sunshine

Total December sunshine
Hours Island Place Clear Days
143 El Hierro Valverde 5
192 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 5
189 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 4
196 Lanza­rote Arrecife 5
148 La Palma Villa de Mazo 5
199 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 7
210 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 11
153 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 3
175 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3

Humidity

Average relative humidity (%) in December
Island Place Humidity
El Hierro Valverde 74
Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 72
Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 69
Lanza­rote Arrecife 73
La Palma Villa de Mazo 70
Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 67
Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 59
Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 78
Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 67
Reference

AEMET (Agencia Estatal De Meteorologia, Gobierno de España). Valores Climatológicos Normales.

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