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Historic Temperatures for 16th July in Costa Caleta
|Average High||25°C (77°F)|
|Record High||33°C (91°F) (2017)|
|Average Low||20°C (68°F)|
|Record Low||20°C (68°F) (1997)|
Weather in Costa Caleta
Located on the east side of the island of Fuerteventura, Costa Caleta is a tourist town known for its fabulous weather. It sits 10km south of the airport and 30 minutes south of the town of Corralejo. Fuerteventura, the second largest of the Canary Islands after Tenerife, is part of Spain and a top holiday destination for Europeans in search of sun, sand and sangria.
With cool azure waters and white sands, the resort makes for a perfect desert island getaway. It boasts an incredible 300 days of the year with sunshine, mild autumns and winters, warm springs, and hot summers. Particularly in the winter, the warm weather of Fuerteventura beckons tourists from colder European climes to bask on its sun-drenched beaches.
The horseshoe-shaped beach is shielded from the currents, providing safe swimming for bathers of all ages. Other popular activities available include diving, jet skiing and windsurfing. Boats of all types are available in the harbor for day cruises.
In Spanish, Fuerteventura means 'strong wind', an apt name because the climate of the island is highly influenced by the prevailing winds of the area. Most of the time, an offshore flow from the sea moderates the temperature, causing the hot winds coming in from the Sahara Desert to blow away from the island.
Additionally, the northeast trade winds travel through the region, which also influences the temperatures and the amount of rainfall the island receives. Because the island doesn't have any high mountains, the trade winds flow through without bringing any rain. For this reason, rainfall is scarce, even in the winter, when more rain falls than at other times. The highest peak on Fuerteventura is Pico de Jandìa, on the southwestern portion of the island. It rises to a height of 807 meters.
Whether you enjoy nothing more strenuous than a walk on the beach at sunset, or whether you like an action-packed day filled with activities such as diving or windsurfing, Costa Caleta is a top holiday destination with something to offer everybody.
Summer Weather in Costa Caleta
Summer is the hottest season with average temperatures ranging between 23°C and 25°C (around 75°F to 77°F). While the temperatures during the summer months verge upon being hot, the climate remains comfortable thanks to the breezes that blow across the island. The average highs get up to 26°C and 28°C (about 79°F to 82°F) and the lows drop down to 19°C early in the season and 22°C by August (about 66°F to 72°F).
Average Sea Temperature
The average sea temperatures are refreshingly cool, averaging 21°C to 22°C (around 70°F to 72°F), perfect for an afternoon dip.
Average Sunshine Hours
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperatures
The highest temperature recorded during the summer was a steamy 37°C (about 98°F), while the lowest recorded temperature was a very chilly 11°C (around 52°F).
Autumn Weather in Costa Caleta
The temperatures in autumn remain warm with average daytime temperatures of 21°C to 24°C (about 70°F to 75°F). The highs range between 24°C to 27°C (around 75°F to 81°F) and lows the go down from 21°C to 18°C (about 70°F to 64°F).
The sea temperatures stay pleasant too, between 21°C and 22°C (about 70°F to 72°F). Although predominantly dry, the rain chances do increase in the autumn. About 9 to 16mm of rain may fall at this time, typically coming over 3 days per month.
Winter Weather in Costa Caleta
Come winter time, the temperatures drop but it is rarely cold, especially when compared to other parts of the world. The average daily temperature this time of the year is between 18°C and 19°C (about 64°F to 66°F). The highs get up to 21°C to 22°C (around 70°F to 72°F) and during the evening and overnight hours, the lows will go down to 15°C to 16°C (about 59°F to 61°F) which is really very mild for a European destination. This is especially true as there are 8 glorious hours of sunshine per day.
Average Sea Temperature
The ocean temperatures are starting to cool now too, dropping to about 18°C to 20°C (around 64°F to 68°F) so you may not be swimming anymore.
Spring Weather in Costa Caleta
With blooming seasonal flowers and the desert landscape showing hints of verdant vegetation, spring is very beautiful on Fuerteventura. And, thanks to the moderate temperatures, spring is a very pleasant time to visit. Daytime temperatures average between 19°C and 21°C (around 65°F to 69°F), very pleasant for this time of year. The average high during this time is 22°C to 24°C (about 72°F to 75°F) and the lows drop to between 15°C and 17°C (around 59°F to 63°F). The highest temperature and increase in sunshine is most obvious in May.
Average Sea Temperature
The ocean starts to warm up again, averaging 18°C to 19°C (around 64°F to 66°F).
It doesn't rain much in the spring, with about 2 to 16mm and 1 to 3 days of rain per month throughout the season.
Highest and Lowest Recorded Temperature
The highest recorded temperature for the spring was a hot 34°C (about 93°F) and the lowest recorded temperature was a very cold 7°C (around 45°F).
Weather Hazards in Costa Caleta
During the autumn, a phenomenon known as the calima can occur. High-pressure building over the Sahara Desert causes arid winds to blow in a south-westward direction. The wind brings with it dust from the desert, and causes the air to fill with grit and a brown haze that covers the sky. Temperatures can increase by 10°C during the calima, and the air dries out considerably.
Calimas may last from 3 days to 1 week. At this time, the calima may cause another phenomenon known as 'blood rain'. 'Blood rain' occurs when the red desert dust tints the raindrops a rusty color. This reddish rain may cause staining on the pavement, the walls of buildings and outdoor furniture. People with breathing problems may have difficulties during this event due to all the dust in the air.
The calima winds can also bring in locusts from Africa. On November 30, 2004, Fuerteventura experienced the largest swarm of locusts it had seen since 1950. One million of the creatures landed on the island, causing the ground to turn pink where they fell. While locust swarms of this magnitude are rare, smaller swarms may occur.
Every now and again, a depression southwest of the islands forms during a calima event. When this occurs, the amount of dust and the speed of the wind can intensify. The hot wind may blanket the region with a dusty fog and a cloying drizzle, reducing visibility.