The weather in Corralejo in northern Fuerteventura is excellent all year round. The temperature here does not often fall much lower 17 Celsius. Fuerteventura generally enjoys a superb climate with warm summers and mild winters.
Corralejo is now one of the leading holiday locations in Fuerteventura which has risen in popularity over the past decades. A once humble fishing town with a population of 3,000 has grown to 25,000. Tourism here is a big reason for this along with the exceptional climate.
Weather in Corralejo
The average yearly temperature here is a warm 20 Celsius. You can expect to experience this for much of the year. January and February tend to be the coldest months in Corralejo. The temperature will fall to 17 Celsius before increasing again in spring.
August and September are the hottest months in Corralejo. The average temperature during these months is a warm 24 Celsius. The temperature drops to 22 Celsius during October and continues to decrease. November is still a warm 20 Celsius with December falling to 19 Celsius. These temperatures are still quite warm in comparison to northern Europe.
Most of the rainfall tends to arrive in December, January and February. These are the winter months when the temperature here is at it’s coldest. January sees the most rainfall with February also seeing plenty.
The precipitation level begins to decrease across the island as we enter March and closer to spring. The rainfall will not increase again until September. The summer months is when you are unlikely to see much rainfall. June sees a little rain but there is none during July and August.
The average yearly sea temperature in Corralejo is a warm 20 Celsius. January – April is when the sea is at it’s coldest temperature of 19 Celsius. Here you can see the current temperature of the sea.
The sea will begin to warm up each month from May before cooling again in November. September and October see a yearly high sea temperature of 23 Celsius. The sea never drops below 21 Celsius from June – December. Swimming conditions are ideal for most of the year.
Hours of Sunshine
The hours of sunshine in Corralejo are at their lowest from November – January. Each of these three month see 6 hours of sunshine only. The number of sunny hours increase from February and will peak in August. Both July and August both see 11 hours of daily sunshine. These hours of sun will begin to fall from September – January.
Corralejo Weather Summary
Below you can see some highlights about the weather in Corralejo.
- The typical daily temperature over the course of the year is 20 Celsius.
- August and September tend to be the hotter months which yield an average temperature of 24 Celsius.
- The coolest months in Corralejo are January and February. The start of the year sees an average temperature of 17 Celsius.
- Usually the sea will be at it’s coldest temperature between January to April.
- The average sea temperature for the year is 20 Celsius.
- 19 Celsius is the typical average temperature of the sea during the colder months.
- September and October are when the sea reaches it’s hottest temperature of 24 Celsius.
The image below can be expanded to full size which highlights the typical temperature each month.
Attractions & Things to do in Corralejo
Corralejo boasts some amazing things to do during your visit. This small part of of Fuerteventura enjoys a fantastic climate almost all year round. The magnificent beaches here are among the best in the Canary Islands. Several of which lie close to this popular town and at the many super resorts on the island. The sea here is a deep shade of blue that is crystal clear in places. Be careful with the strong currents the island is known for. Water activities are popular here as are bike trips and safaris back on land. There a several miles of fine sand dunes on the outskirts of the town. These dunes are now considered to be a nature reserve.
Corralejo Beach & Surrounding Beaches
One of the top attractions located south of the town is the magnificent Corralejo beach. There are over 150 beaches in Fuerteventura but Corralejo beach is one of the longest and best. To the north you can see Isla de Lobos with the island of Lanzarote further north still.
Water sports and activities are popular here, especially for surfers, windsurfers and kiteboarding. Flag beach is one of the top kiteboarding and windsurfing locations on the island. Corralejo beach is equipped with sun loungers and the sea is fairy calm around this part of the island.
The nightlife in Corralejo is more conservative than Tenerife or Gran Canaria. There is still a good selection of bars, restaurant and clubs to enjoy late night music and dancing.
Much of the nightlife takes place on Avenida del Generalisimo Franco. Especially the Centro Commercial Atlantico which runs through the centre of the town. The popular strip and the music square are a few of the typical places to enjoy the nightlife.
The tourism boom in the 1970’s has seen the population of Corralejo and the La Oliva region increase. The population is gone up from 3,000 to well over 25,000 inhabitants. The streets are now lined with bars and restaurants. All serving refreshing drinks and delicious sea food. From the port you can reach Lanzarote by ferry in around 20 minutes. You can also visit the beautiful tropical island of Isla de Lobos (Wolf Island).
Fuerteventura Kite Festival
The International Fuerteventura Kite Festival takes places in the dunes of Corralejo. The Kite Festival has been a regular event since 1987. This event lasts for 3 days and commences in early November. The festival attracts kite enthusiasts from all over the world. The popularity of this festival appears to grow each year.
The Sunday festival is the biggest day. 150 kites and other flying objects are keeping the children entertained.They are also presented to the children. Several clubs now to meet and practice their kite flying skills. All in preparation for this entertaining day in the Corralejo calendar.