Averages for Fuerteventura in February

Weather lowdown

February is the perfect time to visit Fuerteventura, Canary Islands if you love the sunshine but aren't a fan of the huge crowds and scorching temperatures which the summer months of July and August attract. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C, created by average highs of 21°C during the warmest part of the day and average lows of 15°C during the coolest part of the evening.

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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 16 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 2 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F

Daily averages for Fuerteventura

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Weather lowdown

February is the perfect time to visit FuerteventuraCanary Islands if you love the sunshine but aren't a fan of the huge crowds and scorching temperatures which the summer months of July and August attract. At this time of year, the average temperature for the island is 18°C, created by average highs of 21°C during the warmest part of the day and average lows of 15°C during the coolest part of the evening.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Fuerteventura in February is 30.8°C, which was recorded at Fuerteventura Airport on February 26th 2010. At the other end of the scale, the lowest temperature ever registered on the island at this time of year is 8°C, which was recorded at the same location on February 4th, 1976.

After December, February is the wettest month of the year, when Fuerteventura is subject to 16mm of precipitation which is divided between two wet days. The fact that 16mm of rainfall makes February the second wettest month of the year proves how dry Fuerteventura is! Drizzle is the most common form of precipitation to affect the island, which occurs on 45% of days with rainfall. This is followed by moderate rain (33%) and light rain (16%). The probability of precipitation occurring stays fairly constant across the month, only dropping down from 15% at the start of the month down to 14% by the end.

The highest monthly rainfall ever registered in Fuerteventura in February is 115mm, which was recorded on February 1989. This month is also when the maximum amount of rainfall ever recorded in one day occurred – 66mm on February 16th. However, the highest number of rainy days ever registered in a single February is 14 which was recorded across February 2015.

So despite February being the second wettest month of the year, two rainy days will hardly spoil your holiday. One thing which might occur if the rainfall is particularly heavy during your holiday is flash flooding. Even though the Canary Islands experience rainstorms each winter, all the islands are sorely unprepared for large amounts of water to hit the ground over short spaces of time.

When it rains in Fuerteventura, it tends to be heavy and quick, with storms rarely lasting more than 30 minutes. When these short, heavy storms occur, drains often get blocked up, which can lead to entire roads being closed down due to flooding. However, since the sun predictably comes out just minutes after the rain stops, it doesn't take long for the water to evaporate and life to go back to normal.

On average, the sun shines for around seven hours each day in Fuerteventura in February. Pair this with a partly cloudy median cloud coverage which ranges from 46% at the beginning of the month up to 49% by the end, and you can expect a fair mix of sunny and overcast spells during your holiday. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 25% of the time, partly cloudy 19% of the time and mostly cloudy/overcast 15% of the time.

Because the Canary Islands are surrounded by the cool Atlantic Ocean, the average sea temperature is often a fair bit colder than you'll get in most Mediterranean holiday destinations. In February, the average sea temperature is 18°C. Generally, anything above 18°C is considered warm enough for swimming in, so whilst some visitors might find the sea perfectly warm enough at this time of year, others might find it a bit on the cool side.

Despite the Canary Islands having a sub-tropical climate, Fuerteventura is never overly humid. This means that when the temperatures are high, they never feel stifling and always feel pleasantly warm. In February, the relative humidity typically ranges between 57% (mildly humid) and 87% (very humid) across the month, rarely dropping below 42% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around February 25th, when the relative humidity drops below 66% (mildly humid) three days out of four. The air is at its most humid around February 16th, when the relative humidity rises above 80% (humid) three days out of four.

Fuerteventura is one of the windiest of the Canary Islands and hosts numerous wind surfing championships each year. Over the course of the month, typical wind speeds range between 3 m/s (light breeze) and 8 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely rising above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 6 m/s (moderate breeze) happens around February 26th, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s. The lowest average wind speed of 5 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around February 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 8 m/s (moderate breeze). The strongest gust of wind ever registered in Fuerteventura in February is 30 m/s, which was recorded at Fuerteventura Airport on February 18th 2010 at 13:22.

Where to stay

Fuentepark is a great place for families in search of child-friendly accommodation in Fuerteventura. Located in the centre of Corralejo, just metres away from a plethora of international bars, restaurants and shops – as well as just 200m away from Corralejo Beach – this hotel couldn't be better situated. Accommodation comes in the form of 76 one-bedroom apartments which are spread out over a two-storey building. Each comfortable apartment is totally self-contained and incudes a well-equipped kitchen, plus a balcony or terrace with views of the pools and gardens so you can keep an eye on the little ones. The apartments are all set around the swimming pool area which features a large adults' pool, smaller adjoining children's pool and sunbathing terrace. And whilst free WiFi access is available throughout the complex, there are no onsite dining venues.

For a bit more luxury, consider staying at Hotel Fuerteventura Princess. Also situated in Corralejo, just steps away from the golden sandy beach of Playa de Esquinzo, this four-star hotel offers double rooms, family rooms and exclusive 'Esencia'-category rooms which are the finest in the resort. The standard rooms are all decorated in warm yellow, red and orange hues and come equipped with basics such as air conditioning, satellite TV, private bathroom and sofa bed for extra guests. There are three onsite restaurants which serve everything from traditional Canarian dishes buffet-style and international brunches al fresco to handcrafted pizzas and fresh seafood. You'll also find five bars within the complex, including the ever-popular Sports Bar Betancuria which offers leather armchairs, pool tables and large flat screen TVs which broadcast all major sporting events. Other facilities within the complex include daily organised sports activities, modern fitness centre with sauna and Turkish baths, nightly entertainment for adults and a kids' club for the little ones, and four freshwater swimming pools surrounded by a solarium.

TUI Magic Life Fuerteventura is perfect for those who can't get enough of sea views. This complex is located directly on the long sandy beach of Playa de Esquinzo and if you get a good sea-view room, you'll be so close you'll practically be able to touch the beach! The resort is comprised of 610 rooms in the main part of the complex and 59 rooms in the exclusive Private Lodge. All the spacious rooms are decorated in an authentic Canarian fashion, with dark wooden accents, tiled floors and neutral décor. Satellite TV, air conditioning and private bathroom come as standard in each room. The apartments are separated from the beach by a huge pool area made up of large swimming pools for adults and children, sunbathing terraces and tropical gardens. In the middle of the sunbathing terrace, there is a large dining area were you can sample Canarian delicacies and international specialities from breakfast to dinner. Since all-inclusive is the most popular board option, the food and drink specials change regularly to keep things interesting.

Riu Palace Tres Islas is another top pick for travellers who love staying close to the beach. This luxury all-inclusive hotel is situated close to the famous sand dunes of Corralejo and boasts a superb Renova Spa with swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas and treatment menu. If you love keeping active on holiday, swim some laps in the two fresh water swimming pools which are heated in winter, hit the modern and well-equipped gym or take part in the fitness classes which are organised daily. After you've worked up an appetite, you've got six different bars and restaurants to choose from, which serve everything from classic burgers, salads and pizzas for lunch to Canarian classics, Mediterranean favourites and British comfort food for dinner. If you're holidaying with kids, you can keep an eye on them in the children's swimming pool from the sunbathing terrace or take them to the mini club where they'll be entertained by qualified staff. There are three categories of room on offer here – singles, doubles and suites. Each room is beautifully appointed and comes with free WiFi access, air conditioning, satellite and sea views – double rooms and suites also come with a balcony or terrace.

Another Riu favourite, ClubHotel Riu Oliva Beach Resort is a beautiful all-inclusive hotel located directly on the golden sandy beach in Corralejo. The hotel isn't found in a bustling resort, in fact – apart from the beach – there is nothing at all around it, making this complex perfect for those who want a quiet, relaxing holiday in Fuerteventura. The hotel sports two large swimming pools for adults and two for children – both of which are heated in winter, a Jacuzzi, a solarium terrace with free sun loungers and parasols, a well-equipped gym, organised fitness classes, tennis courts and massage service. To make sure the little ones are never bored, there is also a kids' club and playground.  When it comes to dining, there are three main restaurants – El Canario which specialises in Canarian cuisine, Mandarin which serves up Asian delicacies and the main restaurant which offers an international buffet. Unfortunately, it's only the buffet restaurant which is covered by the all-inclusive programme. If you get a bit fed up of resort life and want something more natural, the beach – which offers sun loungers, parasols and showers for visitors – is literally just steps away. Accommodation takes the form of double rooms, suites and family rooms which are spread out between two large buildings. The only thing that really sets the rooms apart is the size of them – they mostly offer the same amenities, including private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, air conditioning, satellite TV and balcony or terrace with sea views.

Hit the beach

Las Clavellinas Beach is one of the best family-friendly beaches in Corralejo, thanks to the shallow, clean waters which are always perfectly still – making them ideal for small children to swim in. Despite its small size – the golden sand only stretches on for 100m – this beach rarely gets crowded in the winter months, so you should never struggle to secure your favourite spot to lie down your towel. Although there are no food or drink kiosks directly on the beach, Las Clavellinas is backed by a bustling promenade where you'll find loads of bars, restaurants, cafes and supermarkets. There are, however, basic services and facilities on the beach, including sun loungers and parasols which you can hire for the day.

Muelle Chico is another top pick if you're looking for small, family-friendly beaches in Corralejo. This golden sandy bay is larger than Las Clavellinas Beach – stretching on for about 200m – and faces the tiny islet of Los Lobos. Even though it's relatively small, this urban beach is surrounded by activity, with loads of bars, restaurants and shops found just steps away in the centre of the resort. Thanks to the harbour which protects the beach on one side, rough waves can never reach the shore, so the sea is always calm enough for swimming in – even when it's windy. Onsite services and facilities include sun loungers, parasols and life guard patrol.

Eating and drinking out

Whatever you're in the mood for, Infusion Restaurante is sure to have it. This restaurant aims to cater for all tastes and serves up a wide variety of international dishes – from Cajun-style blackened beef and Canarian chicken to popcorn shrimp and lobster thermidor. Whatever you do – make sure you leave room for the cheesecake. There is always a wide selection of homemade cheesecakes on offer in amazing, innovative flavours.

The Casbah (Eatery & House of Pizza) offers traditional Italian food with a Spanish twist in Corralejo. This restaurant is famous for its hearty portions and cheerful atmosphere. House specialties include Canarian Pizzas, seafood pasta and various Italian-inspired tapas.

Dr Drink is the place to go if you're looking for a lively party atmosphere in Fuerteventura. This bar stands out from the crowd for its theme parties – including Hawaiian and moustache parties – and buzzing atmosphere which is usually created by their lengthy cocktail list and affordable drinks prices.

Things to do

Parque Natural de Corralejo is arguably Fuerteventura's most iconic landmark, making it a must-visit during your holiday. This park stretches on for 10km along the coastline of Corralejo and incorporates sand dunes, beaches and two luxury hotels. The beaches here are perfect for practising wind-based water sports, such as windsurfing and kite boarding, but the dunes provide enough protection for sun-worshipers to doze and work on their tans without being battered by winds.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to explore the island, hire a bike from the Easy Rides Bike Centre in Fuerteventura. This company rents out mountain bikes, racing bikes, city bikes and kids bikes, so whether you're planning on discovering new parts of the resorts or the countryside, they've got you covered. The company even organises 13 guided cycling routes around the island over five different difficulty levels if you don't want to risk getting lost on your own. 

February events in Fuerteventura

Religious

Virgin of Candelaria

2nd February 2018

On the 2nd of February, the island celebrates the Virgin of Candelaria, also known as the black Madonna. The black Madonna is the patron saint of the Canary Islands. During the celebrations, locals don traditional attire and perform widespread litanies. The date has religious significance as it is believed to the day of the presentation of Jesus at the temple by Holy Mary.

Website:

http://www.divainternational.ch/spip.php?article146

Holiday

Valentine's Day

14th February 2018

On the 14th of February many restaurants and hotels in Fuerteventura offer special set menus for lovers. The zoo and various hotels have special offers for Valentines Day in Fuerteventura .

Website:

http://www.canariasfiesta.com/fiesta.php?acceso_directo=puertorosario/carnaval

Culture

Fiesta del Agua

25th February 2018

Fiesta del Agua (Water Festival) is a yearly festival, which is always held on the last Sunday of February. The event often includes a large open air concert which attracts many tourists and locals from across the island.

Website:

http://www.canariasfiesta.com/fiesta.php?acceso_directo=puertorosario/carnaval

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