Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean. They are situated much further south than the Spanish mainland, off the coast of Morocco and Western Sahara.

The islands are renowned for their year-round pleasant climate. In the hottest months, August-October, the average daily maximum in the capital Las Palmas is not too hot at 26 ℃ (79 F). The average daily minimum in the coldest months (January and February) is as high as 14 ℃ (57 F).

Las Palmas receives an average of 6 hours of sunshine even in the least sunny months, November through February.

Though the amount of rainfall varies between the islands, most of them have a dry climate. Las Palmas receives only 56 mm (2.2 in) in the wettest month (September). Between June and August there is typically no rain at all (0 mm / 0 in on average).

See Las Palmas climate statistics at BBC.

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