El Hierro is the smallest island in the Canary Islands and is located in a more southwestern location than the other islands. The climate is subtropical oceanic (not heavily influenced by seasonality): very mild and sunny most part of the year, with rainfall especially between October and March.
In the interior areas the weather varies according to altitude (the highest peak is the Pico Malpaso 1,501 meters) and exposure: the slopes exposed to the trade winds of the northeast (hence the northern and eastern slopes) receive a good amount of rainfall, often foggy and cloudy bodies, are green, while in the rest of the island (that is, along the coasts of the island) rainfall is scarce and the landscape drier.
Like the other Canary Islands, also in El Hierro along the coasts the temperatures are as mild as pleasant during the winter and warm in summer. Autumn days, characterized by an anomalous heat and a weak wind, in which hot air of African origin predominates, are relatively rare in comparison with the other Canary Islands, due to the greater distance from El Hierro to the African continent; this phenomenon is more frequent in spring and summer.
Below weekly weather forecasts for the island of El Hierro.
Weather Forecasts in El Hierro
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