La Palma
weather, climate and best time to visit


La Palma is a paradise for the outdoors. With excellent opportunities for hiking, diving, paragliding and cycling. Wherever you are on the island, there is always an organisation nearby for a great activity.

It is one of the greenest Canary Islands, where you can still enjoy unspoiled nature. From the green forests in the north to the desert landscapes in the south and the serene pine forests in Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente. If you've seen all of this, you'll understand why the entire island has been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.




Best time to visit La Palma

The best time to visit La Palma, Spain is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. On the island of La Palma, the warmest month is August with 75°F and the coldest is February with 65°F. The maximum water temperature is 76°F and the lowest water temperature is 67°F.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in La Palma, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate La Palma by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 67 65 66 67 68 71 73 75 75 74 71 69
Water temperature (°F) 69 67 68 70 72 73 73 76 76 76 74 72
Precipitation (inch) 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 11 4

Weather data from: Santa Cruz de la Palma

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La Palma weather

The weather for La Palma over the next 14 days will be 72°F till 77° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 77°F.

The weather forecast for La Palma is based on the weather in Santa Cruz de la Palma.

5-day weather forecast La Palma

Weather
Max/min
Water
Rain
Wind
Wednesday
5 october
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77°F
72°F
77°F
0.0 in
6 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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75°F
73°F
77°F
0 in
6 m/s
Friday
7 october
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73°F
70°F
77°F
0 in
8 m/s
Saturday
8 october
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73°F
70°F
77°F
0.1 in
8 m/s
Sunday
9 october
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73°F
72°F
77°F
0.4 in
8 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for La Palma


Climate La Palma

The island La Palma has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for La Palma is 41° degrees and there is about 35 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 223 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

La Palma

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 67 65 66 67 68 71 73 75 75 74 71 69
Night temp. (°F) 65 64 64 65 67 69 72 73 74 73 70 67
Water temp. (°F) 69 67 68 70 72 73 73 76 76 76 74 72
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 2 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 7 11 4
Days with rain 5 5 7 4 2 1 1 1 2 8 8 6
Dry days 26 23 24 26 29 29 30 30 28 23 22 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Weather data from: Santa Cruz de la Palma

La Palma weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is La Palma?

La Palma is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line 3,240 miles from New York. La Palma is part of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of La Palma are:

  • Latitude: 28.6535944
  • Longitude: -17.8633104

The GPS coordinates are 28° 39' N, 17° 51' W

How long is the flight to La Palma?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to La Palma is approximately 12 h. 40 min.

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How many inhabitants does La Palma have?

La Palma has 81,486 inhabitants.

How big is La Palma?

The surface area of La Palma is 453 mi². It is 538x smaller than United States.

What is the capital of La Palma?

The capital of La Palma is Santa Cruz de la Palma.

What is the currency of La Palma?

On La Palma, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 5 October 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 La Palma?

The area code to call La Palma is +34.