El Hierro
weather, climate and best time to visit


El Hierro is the most remote and smallest of the Canary Islands. If you like peace and quiet then La Gomera or La Palma is the place to be, but on El Hierro it really feels like the end of the world.

Because of its unique landscape with rock walls carved out by lava, beautiful juniper groves and wild abandoned volcanic soils it's no wonder that it has received the UNESCO bioreserve status. A pleasure for the walker.




Best time to visit El Hierro

The best time to visit El Hierro, Spain is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. On the island of El Hierro, the warmest month is August with 75°F and the coldest is February with 66°F.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average monthly weather in El Hierro, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate El Hierro by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 67 66 66 67 69 71 73 75 75 75 72 70
Precipitation (inch) 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 4 2

Weather data from: Valverde

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El Hierro weather

The weather for El Hierro over the next 14 days will be 72°F till 75° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 75°F.

The weather forecast for El Hierro is based on the weather in Valverde.

5-day weather forecast El Hierro

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Monday
15 august
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73°F
72°F
0 in
0%
9 Bft
NNE
24°F
2
Tuesday
16 august
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73°F
72°F
0 in
0%
8 Bft
NNE
24°F
11
Wednesday
17 august
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73°F
72°F
0.0 in
20%
9 Bft
NNE
24°F
11
Thursday
18 august
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72°F
72°F
0 in
0%
11 Bft
NE
24°F
11
Friday
19 august
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72°F
72°F
0 in
0%
8 Bft
NE
24°F
11

View the 14 day weather forecast for El Hierro


Climate El Hierro

The island El Hierro has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for El Hierro is 41° degrees and there is about 20 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 331 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

El Hierro

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 67 66 66 67 69 71 73 75 75 75 72 70
Night temp. (°F) 66 64 64 66 68 70 72 74 74 74 71 69
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 4 2
Days with rain 2 3 3 2 - - 1 2 2 4 4 3
Dry days 29 25 28 28 31 30 30 29 28 27 26 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Weather data from: Valverde

El Hierro weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is El Hierro?

El Hierro is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line 3,264 miles from New York. El Hierro is part of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of El Hierro are:

  • Latitude: 27.7413326
  • Longitude: -18.0209985

The GPS coordinates are 27° 44' N, 18° 1' W

How long is the flight to El Hierro?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to El Hierro is approximately 12 h. 50 min.

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What are the airports on El Hierro?

These are the airports on El Hierro:

  • Hierro Airport in Valverde

How many inhabitants does El Hierro have?

El Hierro has 10,587 inhabitants.

How big is El Hierro?

The surface area of El Hierro is 167 mi². It is 1459x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of El Hierro?

The capital of El Hierro is Valverde.

What is the currency of El Hierro?

On El Hierro, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 15 August 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 0.84 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 1.19 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 84.21 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 118.75 US dollar

What is the area code of El Hierro?

The area code to call El Hierro is +34.