El Hierro
weather, climate and best time to visit

El Hierro is the most remote and smallest of the Canary Islands. If you like peace and quiet then La Gomera or La Palma is the place to be, but on El Hierro it really feels like the end of the world.

Because of its unique landscape with rock walls carved out by lava, beautiful juniper groves and wild abandoned volcanic soils it's no wonder that it has received the UNESCO bioreserve status. A pleasure for the walker.

Best time to visit El Hierro

The best time to visit El Hierro, Spain is January through December. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. On the island of El Hierro, the warmest month is August with 24°C and the coldest is February with 19°C.

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In the table below you can quickly see the average monthly weather in El Hierro, the monthly temperatures or when the precipitation is the highest. Average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Climate El Hierro by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 20 19 19 20 20 22 23 24 24 24 22 21
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 5 2 0 0 0 4 3 11 10 6

Weather data from: Valverde

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El Hierro weather

The weather for El Hierro over the next 14 days will be 18°C till 20° with several days chance of light rain showers till heavy rain. The water temperature will be 25°C.

The weather forecast for El Hierro is based on the weather in Valverde.

5-day weather forecast El Hierro

24 september
6.6 mm
9 m/s
25 september
21.2 mm
10 m/s
26 september
28.4 mm
5 m/s
27 september
8.2 mm
9 m/s
28 september
3.7 mm
8 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for El Hierro

Climate El Hierro

The island El Hierro has a tropical savanna climate. It is warm every month with both a wet and dry season. The average annual temperature for El Hierro is 21° degrees and there is about 52 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 331 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 6.

El Hierro

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 20 19 19 20 20 22 23 24 24 24 22 21
Night temp. (°C) 19 18 18 19 20 21 22 23 23 23 22 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 3 6 5 2 0 0 0 4 3 11 10 6
Days with rain 2 3 3 2 - - 1 2 2 4 4 3
Dry days 29 25 28 28 31 30 30 29 28 27 26 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

Weather data from: Valverde

El Hierro weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is El Hierro?

El Hierro is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line 9,034 km from New Delhi. El Hierro is part of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of El Hierro are:

  • Latitude: 27.7413326
  • Longitude: -18.0209985

The GPS coordinates are 27° 44' N, 18° 1' W

How long is the flight to El Hierro?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to El Hierro is approximately 12 h. 30 min.

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What are the airports on El Hierro?

These are the airports on El Hierro:

  • Hierro Airport (VDE) in Valverde

How many inhabitants does El Hierro have?

El Hierro has 10,587 inhabitants.

How big is El Hierro?

The surface area of El Hierro is 269 km². It is 12233x smaller than India.

What is the capital of El Hierro?

The capital of El Hierro is Valverde.

What is the currency of El Hierro?

On El Hierro, the Euro (EUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 24 September 2022

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.011 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 88.05 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.14 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 8,804.55 Indian rupee

What is the area code of El Hierro?

The area code to call El Hierro is +34.