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





The tables below list the normal January 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 three days this month with snowfall.

Temperature

Average January temperatures
High
°F
Low
°F
Island Place High
°C
Low
°C
69 60 El Hierro Valverde 21 16
68 58 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 20 14
69 58 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 21 15
69 57 Lanza­rote Arrecife 20 14
68 59 La Palma Villa de Mazo 20 15
71 59 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 22 15
45 34 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 7 1
60 50 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 16 10
69 59 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 21 15

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Island Place Inches Milli­metres
3 El Hierro Valverde 1.1 28
3 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 0.7 17
3 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 0.7 18
4 Lanza­rote Arrecife 0.9 24
6 La Palma Villa de Mazo 2.3 58
2 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 0.4 11
5 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 3.4 87
8 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 3.9 98
5 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1.3 34

Sunshine

This table gives January averages for the hours of sunshine and number of sunny days at places on the Canary Islands.

Total January sunshine
Hours Island Place Clear Days
140 El Hierro Valverde 4
197 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 4
191 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 4
209 Lanza­rote Arrecife 5
140 La Palma Villa de Mazo 4
195 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 9
217 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 10
152 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 3
178 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3

Humidity

Average relative humidity (%) in January
Island Place Humidity
El Hierro Valverde 74
Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 70
Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 68
Lanza­rote Arrecife 71
La Palma Villa de Mazo 70
Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 64
Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 57
Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 77
Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 65
Reference

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

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