The weather at La Palma
La Palma enjoys a sunny climate with year-round moderate temperatures.
temperatures in Santa Cruz vary from 22 C in August to 15 C in
January. There is a substantial seasonal variation in rainfall, with
almost no rain from June to August, and a peak in November.
Temperatures drop substantially with altitude; average temperatures at
the observatory (El Roque de los Muchachos) vary from 18 C in summer
to 3 C in winter. La Palma is occasionally affected by winds from
the Sahara desert, bringing very fine clouds of dust in suspension
(`calima'). The most affected months are July and August.
La Palma weather links