La Palma
Weather, climate and best time to visit

La Palma is a paradise for the outdoors. With excellent opportunities for hiking, diving, paragliding and cycling. Wherever you are on the island, there is always an organisation nearby for a great activity.

It is one of the greenest Canary Islands, where you can still enjoy unspoiled nature. From the green forests in the north to the desert landscapes in the south and the serene pine forests in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente. If you've seen all of this, you'll understand why the entire island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Best time to visit La Palma

The best time to visit the island of La Palma in Spain is from May until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in on La Palma is 24°C in August and the lowest is 19°C in January. The water temperature is between 20°C and 25°C.

La Palma has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in La Palma or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average La Palma weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 19 19 19 20 21 23 24 24 24 22 21
Water temperature (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 23 22
Precipitation (mm) 5 6 9 4 2 2 2 2 3 18 27 9

Climate data from city: Santa Cruz de la Palma




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La Palma weather

The La Palma weather for will be 17° till 23° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature is 22°C.

The La Palma weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Santa Cruz de la Palma.

La Palma 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Tuesday
24 may
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23°C
16°C
0.6 mm
25%
7 Bft
NE
22°C
4
Wednesday
25 may
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17°C
16°C
0.6 mm
25%
7 Bft
NE
22°C
4
Thursday
26 may
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18°C
16°C
0.5 mm
20%
5 Bft
NE
22°C
8
Friday
27 may
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20°C
16°C
0.1 mm
20%
3 Bft
ESE
22°C
11
Saturday
28 may
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21°C
17°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
WNW
22°C
11


Climate La Palma

The island La Palma has the tropical savanna climate prevailing. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for La Palma is 21° degrees and there is about 89 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 223 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

La Palma

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 19 19 19 20 21 23 24 24 24 22 21
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 18 18 19 21 22 23 23 23 21 20
Water temp. (°C) 20 20 20 21 22 23 23 24 24 25 23 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 5 6 9 4 2 2 2 2 3 18 27 9
Days with rain 5 5 7 4 2 1 1 1 2 8 8 6
Dry days 26 23 24 26 29 29 30 30 28 23 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Climate data from city: Santa Cruz de la Palma

La Palma weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is La Palma?

La Palma is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 18,200 km from Wellington. La Palma is part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of La Palma are:

  • Latitude: 28.6535944
  • Longitude: -17.8633104

The GPS coordinates are 28° 39' N, 17° 51' W

How long is the flight to La Palma?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to La Palma is approximately 23 h. 10 min.

How many inhabitants are there on La Palma?

La Palma has approximately 81,486 inhabitants.

How big is La Palma?

The area of La Palma is around 729 km². It is 368x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of La Palma?

The capital of La Palma is Santa Cruz de la Palma.

What is the currency of La Palma?

On La Palma the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 May 2022

  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.58 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.72 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 58.23 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 171.72 New Zealand dollar

What is the area code of La Palma?

The area code to call La Palma is +34.