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Hottest Canary Islands in May

 By Anna Scriven

The UK may be warming up in May but it can’t compete with the nine hours of daily sunshine found in the Canary Islands. Stock up on suncream, you’ll need it!

Fuerteventura and Lanzarote are the hottest islands this month, with practically no rain predicted. However, the sea will be slightly warmer in Tenerife and Gran Canaria if you are planning a beach getaway.

  • London

Average maximum temperature: 17ºC
Average minimum temperature: 8ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 6

  • Gran Canaria

Average maximum temperature: 22ºC
Average minimum temperature: 16ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

See our recommended holidays in Gran Canaria.

  • Lanzarote

Average maximum temperature: 23ºC
Average minimum temperature: 15ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

See our recommended holidays in Lanzarote.

  • Fuerteventura

Average maximum temperature: 23ºC
Average minimum temperature: 15ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

See our recommended holidays in Fuerteventura.

  • Tenerife

Average maximum temperature: 21ºC
Average minimum temperature: 14ºC
Hours of daily sunshine: 9

See our recommended holidays in Tenerife.

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