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





The tables below list the normal May 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 keeps the mountain's temperatures cool.

Temperature

Average May temperatures
High
°F
Low
°F
Island Place High
°C
Low
°C
72 62 El Hierro Valverde 22 17
74 62 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 24 17
74 63 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 23 17
76 61 Lanza­rote Arrecife 24 16
72 63 La Palma Villa de Mazo 22 17
75 63 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 24 17
57 42 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 14 5
67 53 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 19 12
75 64 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 24 18

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Island Place Inches Milli­metres
0 El Hierro Valverde 0.1 2
0 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 0.0 1
0 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 0.1 2
0 Lanza­rote Arrecife 0.1 2
1 La Palma Villa de Mazo 0.2 5
0 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 0.0 1
1 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 0.6 14
4 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 0.9 22
1 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 0.2 4

Sunshine

Total May sunshine
Hours Island Place Clear Days
233 El Hierro Valverde 4
272 Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 6
265 Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 4
289 Lanza­rote Arrecife 4
187 La Palma Villa de Mazo 4
241 Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 6
350 Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 16
232 Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 3
272 Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 5

Humidity

Average relative humidity (%) in May
Island Place Humidity
El Hierro Valverde 74
Fuerte­ventura Puerto del Rosario 68
Gran Cana­ria Las Palmas de Gran Cana­ria 67
Lanza­rote Arrecife 69
La Palma Villa de Mazo 70
Tene­rife Granadi­lla de Abona 69
Tene­rife Izaña Mountain 43
Tene­rife San Cristóbal de La Laguna 73
Tene­rife Santa Cruz de Tenerife 60
Reference

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

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