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Climate and Weather

El Hierro has a dry climate, but the north-eastern trade wind creates a humid atmosphere and the constant wind makes the average temperature on the coast between 19 and 23 °C.

The El Golfo area on the north-western coast is a lowland plain surrounded by high cliffs. Here the passat clouds regularly stick to the rock walls, so that the sun does not get much chance. Clouds also often hang over the middle of the island. El Hierro is famous for the so-called 'bruma', a trade wind that makes the villages on the plateau disappear completely in a thick fog.

The south is much sunnier. The sun shines an average of 300 days a year in La Restinga.

Climate table El Hierro

Max. temp. C°202021222325272927252321
Min. temp. C°151515161618202221201717
Hours of sun per day567891011108665
Rain Days p/m1186521112665
Watertemp. C°191919192021212323222221


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Last updated June 2024
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