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Satellites and Tidal Streams
ING-IAC Joint Conference
La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain — May 26-30, 2003
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La Palma
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La Palma weather

The weather at La Palma

La Palma enjoys a sunny climate with year-round moderate temperatures. Average sea-level 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

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Last updated: Nov 08 2002