The beautiful island of Fuerteventura enjoys more then 3,000 hours of sunshine every year and is the perfect holiday destination all year round. The climate of the here is influenced by several factors which include the North East Trade Winds, latitude, lack of altitude and the Canary Current. Unlike the western Canary Islands, and Lanzarote which is its nearest neighbour, Fuerteventura does not have high mountain peaks and the trade winds just pass over it without precipitation. The only exception to this is Jandia in the far south.
Some rainfall does occur between October and March and brings a welcome touch of green to the north west of the Island and the mountainous areas around Betacuria. But its scarcity in the main resorts on the east coast ensures that the landscape remains desert like.
When the wind comes from an easterly or south-easterly direction it sometimes brings a dust-haze which is accompanied by hot temperatures from the Sahara Desert.
The cold Canary Current keeps water temperatures at a slightly cooler level than you might expect at this latitude. But they are by no means freezing and reach around 23ºC in late summer.
The table below gives a monthly breakdown of the temperature and climate in Fuerteventura:
|Month||Maximum Temperature||Minimum Temperature||Water
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