February Weather in Fuerteventura

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Daytime Highs

February is one of the colder months in Fuerteventura, with average daily highs of about 21°C – though there are usually some 24 or 25 degree days (Celsius). It will often feel warmer on sheltered sun terraces, and temperatures are usually 1 or 2 degrees warmer in the far south than in the north of the island.

Some scattered clouds on a February day in Fuerteventura
Some scattered clouds on a February day in Fuerteventura

Nighttime Low Temperatures

At night, temperatures drop to around 15°C along the coast in the northern half of the island, but are about a degree and a half warmer in Morro Jable (16-17°C). Inland, temperatures drop a few degrees more, and it can get chilly at night in the mountains. The lowest temperature ever recorded at the Airport was 7.6°C in February 2018 – about 4 degrees colder than the average coldest night of the year. In short, temperatures are usually warm enough for shorts and T-shirts during the day, but you will likely need a cardigan or jacket at night.

A Chance of Rain

There is a chance of rain in February, with an average of 3.7 days of rain above 0.1mm (2.4 days over 1mm). The average rainfall for the entire month at the airport is 15.9mm, however this figure is heavily skewed by the occasional torrential downpour, and there is often no rain at all during the month of February.

Cloud Cover

The east coast gets an average of 2-3 overcast days during the month – a slightly skewed statistic caused by some particularly cloudy years. Corralejo tends to be cloudy in the morning, with that cloud evaporating, or ‘burning off’ by midday. In the south, it tends to be sunnier, especially in Morro Jable.

Cold Sea Temperatures

The sea is at its coldest in February in the Canary Islands at around 18°C. That’s around the same temperature as the coast of England in July, so it may be warm enough for some hardy people, but not for everyone! If you plan to do any water-based activities, such as surfing, snorkelling or diving, you will definitely need a wetsuit.

Wind

February is not a particularly windy month in Fuerteventura, with an average wind speed of about 20kmph at the Airport (other parts of the island are less or more windy). It can be gusty though, particularly if there is some mixed weather passing through.

Anecdotal Observations

The numbers quoted above are from the Spanish Meteorological Agency (Aemet), however they do not tell the whole story. From experience, February can be a very mixed month weather-wise, during some years, there can be beach weather all month (the sea is always cold in February though), other years can be cloudy. Between January and March, there are usually one or two weeks of cloudy and rainy weather. Unfortunately, these spells tend to last for about a week, so some visitors are just unlucky with the timing of their week-long break.

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