Fuerteventura Weather June Averages, Canary Islands
Whats the weather like in June in Fuerteventura?
June marks the beginning of the summer season in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Although since most of the European school holidays haven't yet begun at this time, the island is relatively quiet and free of tourists. During this month, the average temperature for Fuerteventura is 23°C, created by average highs of 26°C during the day and average lows of 19°C after dark.
If you want to make the most of your holiday time and visit Fuerteventura when the island is enjoying its highest temperatures, put off our trip until the last fortnight of July or any week in August, since these times of year are the hottest for Fuerteventura.
At this time of year, daily averages gradually increase as the month develops. Daily averages start at 22°C during the first nine days of the month and then jump up to 23°C until the start of the fourth week. Temperatures fluctuate between 23°C and 24°C across the final week, before ending at 24°C on June 30th. This makes the final week of June the hottest time to visit the island.
The highest temperature ever registered in Fuerteventura in June is 41.6°C, which was recorded at Fuerteventura Airport on June 27th 2012. The lowest temperature ever registered on the island during this month at the same airport is 13°C, which was registered on June 19th in 1974.
On June 24th 2012, Fuerteventura was put on yellow alert for high temperatures of up to 31°C. This alert was increased to orange from June 25th up until July 28th 2012, when temperatures across the island ranged between 35°C and 40°C in the shade during the day. These extremely high temperatures were caused by the trade winds, which usually blow in a north easterly direction, changing sides and blowing in from the east.
When they blow in from the east, they pass over the Sahara Desert and bring with them thick dust and sand particles which hang around in the air. This weather condition is known locally as a 'calima' and results in very low visibility, a general discomfort for everyone due to high temperatures and mild problems for anyone with breathing conditions.
In June, the likelihood of precipitation occurring drops as the month progresses, beginning at 5% on June 1st and dropping down to 3% by June 30th. During this month, the island is subject to an average of 0mm of rainfall, making it a fantastic time to visit if you don't want to risk precipitation spoiling you holiday. However, if you're extremely unlucky and do experience some type of rainfall during your holiday, it will most likely be light rain (which occurs on 45% of days with rainfall), drizzle (26%) or moderate rain (22%).
The highest monthly rainfall ever registered in Fuerteventura in June is 0.6mm, which was recorded at Fuerteventura Airport in June 1995. The 25th day of that month was declared the wettest June day ever, when the entire 0.6mm of precipitation fell within a single 24-hour period. However, June 2010 saw the highest number of wet days any June has ever seen three.
Fuerteventura continuously experiences less precipitation than any of the other Canaries, such as Tenerife North which averages 10mm a month. This is because whereas the other Canary Islands are mountainous, Fuerteventura is practically entirely flat. The island's flat terrain means that trade winds can easily pass over the island at their current temperature, without being forced to rise above mountains where they cool down and subsequently release rain.
Average Sunshine Hours
Across June, Fuerteventura enjoys an average of ten hours of sunshine each day, alongside median cloud coverage which significantly drops as the month progresses. Cloud coverage begins at 40% on June 1st and drops down to 35% by June 30th. On average, the sky is clear/mostly clear 32% of the time, partly cloudy 13% and mostly cloudy/overcast 12%.
Average Sea Temperature
Thanks to Fuerteventura's geographical location, the sea is always warm enough for swimming in, whatever time of year you visit. The average sea temperature for the waters around the island in June is 21°C that's 2°C warmer than in May.
The relative humidity for Fuerteventura in June averages at around 67%, varying from 57% (mildly humid) up to 86% (very humid) across the month, rarely reaching as high as 100% (very humid) or falling below 44% (comfortable). The air is driest around June 1st, when the relative humidity falls below 64% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around June 4th, when it rises above 77% (humid) three days out of four.
During an average June in Fuerteventura, wind speeds range between 4 m/s (gentle breeze) and 9 m/s (fresh breeze), rarely rising above 11 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 7 m/s (moderate breeze) occurs around June 30th, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s. On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 6 m/s happens around June 1st, when the average daily maximum is 9 m/s. The strongest wind ever registered in Fuerteventura in June is 24.2 m/s, which was recorded at Fuerteventura Airport on June 30th 1990.
Summer in Fuerteventura is much windier in than winter and since June marks the beginning of the island's summer season, expect a lot of blustery conditions if you choose to visit at this time of year. The reason for the windier conditions is that the north easterly trade winds which blow over the whole of the Canaries are particularly strong between June and October. But thankfully, since they blow over the cool Canary Current before reaching Fuerteventura, they give the island a cooler edge even during the hot summer
Hotels in June in Fuerteventura
H10 Tindaya Hotel
The four-star H10 Tindaya Hotel is located directly on the Sotavento beach in Costa Calma in the south of Fuerteventura. It offers a wealth of facilities and services for families, including three large swimming pools surrounded by a solarium, two children's pools, mini golf course and games room. For couples, there is also a solarium with Balinese beds, boutiques, free gym, multi-sports court and Despacio Thalasso Centre with hydrotherapy pool, bithermal shower, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, massage services, facials, body treatments and hairdressing services.
There are four onsite dining options: Betancuria Restaurant which boasts show cooking, La Choza Bar located next to the swimming pool, Herbania Bar which serves soft drinks, tea, coffee, cocktails, spirits, wines and beers and Tarajal Disco Bar which is open until late. Guests have a choice of 354 standard double rooms, superior double rooms and family rooms, each of which is decorated with airy sea blues and many of which boast sea views.
VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato
VIK Suite Hotel Risco del Gato is another top pick for travellers who want to stay close to the beach during their holiday in Fuerteventura. Also located along Sotavento beach in Costa Calma, this hotel is just 2km from the centre of the resort where you'll find a plethora of international bars, restaurants and shops. The exclusive hotel is best known for its landscaped gardens which cover more than 34,000m2 and three swimming pools all located on different floors of the hotel. There is a Thai spa complete with Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, Scottish showers, massage room and solarium, tennis court and gym to promote wellness for adults, whilst the children will enjoy the playground and free WiFi access available at the lobby. #
There are two restaurants onsite: El Despertar which serves an international breakfast buffet and El Mirador which overlooks the sea and is open for dinner. Romantic candle-lit dinners for couples can also be enjoyed in the gardens upon request. Accommodation comes in the form of 44 junior suites, six senior suites and one Margarita Bonita suite, all of which feature vaulted or domed ceilings and are protected from the winds. Junior suites boast a whirlpool bath and outdoor terrace/garden, senior suites are the same but have a second bedroom, whilst the Margarita Bonita suite features a unique movement bed, LED lighting, Neotantra soft and a spa tub.
Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort
For golfers, it doesn't get much better than Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort. This luxury hotel is ideally located, with the beach of Caleta de Fuste one of side and the 18-hole Fuerteventura Golf Club on the other, all just steps away from the resort's shopping and entertainment centre where you'll find loads of supermarkets, shops, restaurant and bars. Accommodation comes in the form of 266 spacious rooms, each of which is decorated in a traditional Canarian style with sea views.
The resort's many highlights include the Hesperides Thalasso Spa which boasts 12 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy pool, relaxation zone, sauna, steam room, Roman bath, Hammam and ice fountain. For kids, there's also a mini club, children's pool and play area. For adults, there's also a multi-sports court, tennis court, gym and entertainment programmes. As well as golfers, Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa resort is also a haven for foodies, with seven bars and restaurants serving international and local dishes a la carte and buffet-style.
Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace
When it comes to luxury all-inclusive hotels in Fuerteventura, it doesn't get much better than Iberostar Fuerteventura Palace. This four-star hotel is set on the 25km beach at Jandia in the south of the island and is set around a huge pool area with a poolside bar and sun loungers which face the sea. To inspire health and wellness, there's the Thai Zen spa, beauty salon and fitness room and for the kids there is a children's swimming pool, several kids' clubs, kids' entertainment, children's menus and playground. If you book a Star Prestige room, you'll be treated to an exclusive pool and sunbathing area, open bar, free WiFi access and free late checkout. There other accommodation options available, including double standards and double superiors, many of which come with sea views.
Fuerteventura Beach for June
Sotavento Beach is one of the longest beaches in Fuerteventura, stretching on for 5km along the south eastern coast of the island. This beach forms a 27km-stretch of sand which starts at Playa Blanca and ends at Morro Jable on the island's southern tip. The PWA Windsurfing and PKRA Kite Boarding World Cup Championships are held here every year because of the ideal weather conditions naturally created at this spot.
The prevailing north easterly trade winds receive a double acceleration at this part of the island, making the wind incredibly strong and therefore creating optimum conditions for slalom, speed and freestyle. Consistent winds, waves up to 2m-high and flat water are practically guaranteed in June. With the exception of a few beach bars, there are no facilities available here. And although it isn't a dedicated nudist beach, many people do practise natural sunbathing at Sotavento Beach.
El Caserón is a large beach set in La Oliva, within the Natural Park of Corralejo Dines in the north of the island. Compared to the likes of Sotavento beach, El Caserón is fairly small, only measuring 300m long. However, since the crowds of tourists which flock to Fuerteventura in summer haven't yet descended on the island in June, you'll still have plenty of room to relax and the kids will have loads of room to play.
The sand here is like that which you'd expect to see in the Caribbean fine, soft and golden, lined by a turquoise sea which is almost always perfectly calm, making it ideal for swimming. Onsite facilities include toilets, showers, sun loungers, parasols, bars, restaurants, lifeguards and nearby parking. There is also one small section of the beach dedicated to nude sunbathing.
Bars and Restaurants
Cool off from the June heat during your holiday in Fuerteventura by popping into El Gusto. Located in Corralejo, this ice cream parlour serves up traditional homemade Italian gelato-style ice cream, with very large portions sold for affordable prices. You can try as many flavours as you like before you settle on your favourite a great bonus! Some of the most popular flavours include aloe and orange, dark chocolate, goat milk and several vegan-friendly options.
Wine lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit Domenoteca a bodega located in Corralejo. Decorated with romantic red tones and traditional Canarian wooden furniture, this wine cellar offers one of the most extensive collections of wine in the whole of Fuerteventura, with several bottles not found anywhere else in the Canary Islands.
In addition to wine, Domenoteca also serves traditional Canarian cuisine which is served to diners on the outdoor terrace which overlooks the harbour. Expert sommeliers are employed to ensure an impeccable wine experience and the restaurant's chef is famous for his creative recipes that go well with the wine on offer.
Surf Bar Buena Onda
If you're looking for a chilled out place to enjoy a casual meal, check out Surf Bar Buena Onda in Corralejo. Located just back from the beach, this bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with rolls, sandwiches, pizzas, salads and burgers on the menu. The venue is decorated in traditional surf chic, with an indoor terrace featuring seaside scenes painted on the walls alongside genuine surf boards and a small outside terrace peppered with small tables and comfy sofas.
Angel's Cafe and Bar
When it comes to the very best English breakfast in Fuerteventura, you'll be hard pressed to beat the offerings of Angel's Café and Bar. Situated on Waikiki Beach Road, just behind the Duna Park Hotel, this bar is best known for its traditional English breakfast made up of sausages, bacon, eggs, bacon, beans and toast, all served up alongside a cup of proper British tea. In addition to the full English breakfast, Angel's Café and Bar is also popular for its Sunday roast, which is made just like you'd do it at home.
Things to do in June in Fuerteventura
Since the strong trade winds are just beginning to pick up in Fuerteventura in June, now is a great time to have a go at windsurfing. El Cotillo on the north western coast of the island is a particularly popular spot for the water sport due to the almost guaranteed windy conditions and strong waves. The waves generally get larger as the tide drops and they always close out at the same point about 10m offshore where there is a ledge in the seabed.
The best time to catch the biggest waves is during low tide, especially one hour before high tide when they're at their very highest. During high water, this beach also has a steep shelf, which creates a significant shorebreak and backwash. The wind and the current both move in the same direction south and the clear quality of the water means that you can easily spot any dangerous rocks and avoid them.
If you're a novice or have never tried windsurfing before, you can sign up for a windsurfing course with Watersports Fuerteventura. This water sports group offers beginner windsurfing courses for travellers aged eight and over and take place in a small sheltered bay a ten minute drive away from Costa Calma. For the price of the course, you'll get 2-10 hours of lessons spread out over 1-4 days, pick-up drop-off shuttle bus service and the use of a board, sail and wetsuit. The best and safest conditions for beginners to learn how to windsurf in Fuerteventura are in the morning, when the water is flat and there is a gentle breeze this is why all beginner courses begin at 10am.