Hottest Canary Island in January & New Years
January is one of the most popular months for tourism in the Canary Islands. There are plenty of warm temperatures still on offer wherever you go. Many choose to flock here to spend Christmas and the New Years festivities away from the colder climes up north.
January is the coldest month but the temperature is unlikely to drop much below 17 Celsius. There is still plenty of rainfall around but a significant decrease from December.
The hottest average temperature is 18 Celsius for both Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Tenerife and Lanzarote both drop to 17 Celsius.
Warmest in January – Gran Canaria
There is little to choose between Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura. Both have the same outside and sea temperature. There is a touch more rainfall in Gran Canaria but not much more.
Our preference is for Gran Canaria. The popular resorts of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés will likely be much busier at the beginning of the year.