The Weather in Fuerteventura in January

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Daytime High Temperatures

As you might expect, and by nearly every measure, January is the coldest month of the year in Fuerteventura. Average daily highs are just under 21°C – although it will feel hotter on sheltered south-facing sun terraces (usually the case in Fuerteventura). Some days will be hotter, and there are usually some 23°C or 24°C days during January.

A sunset from Morro Jable in January
A sunset from Morro Jable in January

Night-time Temperatures

At night, temperatures in most places along the coast typically drop to about 14°C or 15°C – perhaps a degree or so warmer in sheltered locations in the south such as Morro Jable. Inland, temperatures drop a few degrees more – especially in the mountains. Some years are hotter or colder than others, and the lowest nighttime temperature ever recorded in January at the airport is 9°C. The usual advice to visitors is that shorts and t-shirts are fine during the day, but you might need a cardigan or light jacket at night.

Rain in January

January is typically the second rainiest month of the year in Fuerteventura, with an average of 2-3 days of rain and a total of just 12.9mm. Of course, some years see no rain at all on the island in January, while others see several days. From experience, I would say that the rainy days tend to come on consecutive days as a weather system slowly passes across the islands.

Cloud Cover

Clouds are present on most days, with only two overcast days on average. The north of the island is cloudier than the south – something worth bearing in mind if you are looking to maximise sunshine hours during your holiday.


January is not usually the windiest month of the year on the island, though there can be some blustery days if there is stormy weather.

Sea Temperature

The temperature of the sea is about 19°C in January, which is okay for short dip in a shallow bay on a sunny windless day, but you will probably require a light wetsuit if you plan to spend a long time time in the water (e.g. surfing, snorkelling or diving).


Episodes of dust being blown over from the Sahara are more common at this time of year. Although searing temperatures are unlikely (the Western Sahara is cool at this time of year), the thick dust is unhealthy, and the government may advise against outdoor exercise.

In January, the sun rises just before 8am and sets at about 18:20.

Click here for an overview of the weather and climate in Fuerteventura.

For accurate current temperature readings from Canary Islands Weather Stations, visit the Spanish State Meteorological service: Aemet

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