The Canary Islands which is situated off the north-west coast of Africa has long been a favorite destination of holidaymakers who are escaping the bitter cold of winter. The Canary Islands boast of year-round sunshine and favorable temperature.
The Canary Islands is composed of 7 islands, but which among Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro get the most sunshine? The answer is not as easy as you think.
Tenerife leads the pack with average temperature highs of 22 degrees Celsius during the month of February. However, this data can be misleading because the source of temperature data is airports which can only provide an indication of average highs in specific locations.
Temperature and weather changes a lot when you are on the islands. In fact, the differences in the climate of different places in a specific island can be more substantial than between the islands themselves. If the objective of a holidaymaker is to enjoy the best sunshine, it is important to be aware on which part of the island to stay and not only what island to pick.
For example, in Gran Canaria in the south coast, the warmest parts are generally as warm as Tenerife which is also located in the south coast. There is no guarantee that the island you choose whether on the south or south-east coast will ensure a sunny and rain-free holiday. The wind blows from west to east across the Canaries for most of the time and since the islands are mountainous, the mountains can stop the flow of air.
Clouds can form in the northern and western portions of an island and can block the sun and cause rainfall. At the resorts of Tenerife on the south coast, there is more sunshine than rain than those on the northern side of the island.
If you are looking for accommodations on the Canary Islands, the best option is accommodation on La Gomera, where there is sunshine all year round and an average temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. The natural environment on the island has been well preserved and unspoilt by tourism. La Gomera is paradise for nature lovers, birdwatchers and hikers.