The best times to visit La Palma for ideal weather are

February 19th to July 22nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other La Palma Travel Info

Weather in La Palma


Average temperatures in La Palma vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 89th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit La Palma, the hottest months are August, September, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 81.9°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.9°F (22.2°C) at night.

La Palma Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


La Palma Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

La Palma Perceived Temperature (F)


La Palma Perceived Temperature (C)



Average La Palma Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 70.6 65.8 60.9
Feb 70 65 60
Mar 71 66 61
Apr 72.6 67.9 62.3
May 74.6 70 64.5
Jun 76.8 72.4 67.1
Jul 79.3 74.9 70.2
Aug 80.8 76.3 71.7
Sep 81.4 76.2 70.9
Oct 79.8 74.8 69.4
Nov 75.6 70.8 66.1
Dec 72.9 68 63.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 21.4 18.8 16.1
Feb 21.1 18.3 15.6
Mar 21.7 18.9 16.1
Apr 22.6 19.9 16.8
May 23.7 21.1 18.1
Jun 24.9 22.4 19.5
Jul 26.3 23.8 21.2
Aug 27.1 24.6 22.1
Sep 27.4 24.6 21.6
Oct 26.6 23.8 20.8
Nov 24.2 21.6 18.9
Dec 22.7 20 17.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in La Palma are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in La Palma? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in La Palma.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Palma (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 1.2
Feb 12% 0 2.3
Mar 6% 0 1
Apr 6% 0 0.6
May 2% 0 0.2
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 4% 0 0.7
Oct 8% 0 1.7
Nov 12% 0 2.1
Dec 17% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 3
Feb 12 0 5.8
Mar 6 0 2.5
Apr 6 0 1.5
May 2 0 0.5
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 4 0 1.8
Oct 8 0 4.3
Nov 12 0 5.3
Dec 17 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

La Palma has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (60.4%).

Wind in La Palma is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by August and June. July’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid February where average top sustained speeds reach 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La Palma.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Mar 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
May 9.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Jun 9.7 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Jul 11.8 Significant breeze 16.5 Significant breeze
Aug 11 Significant breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Sep 6.7 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Oct 7 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Nov 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.4%
Feb 56%
Mar 56.4%
Apr 54.1%
May 55.9%
Jun 58.2%
Jul 60.3%
Aug 60%
Sep 60.4%
Oct 58.2%
Nov 57%
Dec 54.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to La Palma?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Spain; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in La Palma, Spain is January, followed by February and October. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit La Palma in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50.4 in November means 50.4% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall La Palma Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 70.3°F (21.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in La Palma, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 73.2°F (22.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in La Palma to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 73.4°F (23°C) and 69.2°F (20.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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