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
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