La Gomera is a small round island on the south coast of Tenerife. The climate is subtropical oceanic on the coasts; therefore, very mild and sunny for most of the year. In La Gomera we normally have a very mild winter, a warm and sunny summer; rainfalls are frequent between October and March.
The interior areas are mainly hills and mountains, the highest peak is the Garajonay (1,487 meters), National Park and World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1986; the northern part of the mountain is very green, composed by a dense forest of laurels and other native plant species.
In inland areas, therefore, the climate changes according to altitude and exposure: in fact, the slopes exposed to northeastern trade winds are affected by moderate rainfall and, for this reason, are greener, while in the southern slopes (as is common in these latitudes) rainfall is lower. Here too, we have an island divided into two sides: a green one (North) and another with more desert characteristics (South).
La Gomera is also affected, although not often and only during the spring-summer period, by the phenomenon of "calima", an anomalous heat generated by a weak wind (which brings in suspension very fine sand) from Africa.
Weather forecasts for the island of La Gomera are as follows, weekly.