The Weather in Fuerteventura

What is a Calima

The Big Calima in Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands

On Saturday 22nd February 2020 a big Calima hit the Canary Islands and Fuerteventura was directly in the firing line. It lasted for three days and was the worst Calima for 40 years some authorities are saying. What is a Calima? A Calima is a recognised named wind which blows from the Sahara desert westwards…

Is it always windy in Fuerteventura

Is it always windy in Fuerteventura?

Who says it is windy in Fuerteventura? Well ok, Fuerteventura can be quite windy I grant you, particularly at certain times of the year, but that is often a good thing as it helps to keep the temperature down to a nice level during the summer and it makes kite surfers happy. Is Fuerteventura windy…

Fuerteventura in winter

What is the weather like in Fuerteventura in winter?

When people are looking for somewhere to go to escape the cold and rain in northern Europe during winter one of their first questions is “What is the weather like in Fuerteventura in winter?” Well in this video, hopefully, I will answer that question.  I have experienced winter in Fuerteventura for the past 10 years…

calima

Fuerteventura Weather – Calima and dirty rain

Fuerteventura Weather – Calima and dirty rain In the middle of July we had a Calima, which isn’t unusual, but then we also had a thunderstorm. Because there was so much dust in the air, due to the Calima, once the rain dried it left dust stuck to everything. It took days to clean the…

Fuerteventura Calima

Fuerteventura Calima – so it is very hot today!

Fuerteventura Calima – so it is very hot today! Fuerteventura Calima – Living in Fuerteventura is such a trial! The wind has changed and is now blowing from the east. This means that we have a Calima which brings with it sand and dust (and heat) from the Sahara Desert (which is only 100 miles…

Gales in Fuerteventura

Strong Gales in Fuerteventura – El Cotillo

Strong Gales in Fuerteventura – El Cotillo There was a severe storm and gales in Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands the weekend of 11th-12th February 2017. We had very strong gale force winds and driving rain at times. This isn’t typical of Fuerteventura weather though, fortunately, otherwise we probably wouldn’t live here. The storm was…

Heavy rain in fuerteventura

Heavy Rain in Fuerteventura in October

Although not unheard of at this time of year, we have had quite a lot of heavy rain in Fuerteventura over the past week. We have had a number of “orange” weather alerts, not just for us, but for the whole of the Canary Islands. Roads have been closed by torrents of water running across…

Freak summer weather in Fuerteventura

Freak Summer Weather In Fuerteventura – Thunderstorm

Freak summer weather in Fuerteventura – Thunderstorm The weather in Fuerteventura is rarely like this in the summer. We had some very unusual freak summer weather in Fuerteventura a few days ago. Normally we do not have any rain from March through to November/December in Fuerteventura – in fact the island had none at all…