Yachting season and weather in the Canary Islands
Best time to travel to Canary Islands leasts all year round. The climate here is just great. Its main feature is a uniform temperature distribution and the absence of large differences. The islands are a place which you can visit almost all year round. A warm subtropical climate prevails here.
The Canary Islands' water temperature is slightly lower than the air temperature and is almost always above 20 degrees, even in autumn and spring. The average air temperature in summer is + 24 ° C, and in winter — + 18 ° C. It is warm and sunny all year round. Thanks to the temperate climate, especially in winter, sailing conditions in the Canary Islands are enjoyable.
The islands are tidal zones, and the tide ranges from 2 to almost 3 meters. The water level changes are enormous, but insignificant compared to strong winds — the Canary Islands not recommended for beginners.
A dry and hot Sirocco wind blows to the islands from the Sahara. He often brings dust storms with him and accelerates to speeds of 35-50 knots. Also, be aware of the «acceleration zone» that can meet you on the way between the high western islands.
Water temperature in sailing season
Air temperature in sailing season
Wind speed in sailing season
12 - 20 knots
Weather forecast for yachting in the Canary Islands
accuweather.com — accurate weather data, satellite imagery, cloud cover;
weather — a site with accurate synoptic data;
windfinder — a service for tracking tradewinds Canary Islands, viewing water and air temperatures;
prilivy.com — weather, tide map.