The Second Best Weather Of The World Is Found At Gran Canaria, The Canary Islands


Las Canteras Beach
Las Canteras, one of the best urban beach in the world.

2. Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

The largest city in the Canary Islands, which lie in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of southern Morocco, Las Palmas experiences one of the healthiest climates for humans on the planet, with comfortable warmth throughout the year. The annual daily mean temperature at Las Palmas is 69.3°F, with an annual daily high of 74.7°F and an annual nighttime average low of 63.9°F, according to the Spanish Meteorological Agency. The warmest months in Las Palmas, August and September, each see average daily high temperatures of 80.8°F and mean nighttime lows of 70.2°F. Just five inches of rain fall on Las Palmas, on average, annually, with June through August having no rainfall whatsoever. Although Las Palmas has copious sunlight, clear air, and little wind, it isn’t without its severe weather threats. In 2005, Tropical Storm Delta plowed through the Canary Islands, causing substantial damage.

 

1. Viña del Mar, Chile

With an average annual high temperature of 66.2°F and yearly average nighttime low of 55.1°F, and with only slight variation in temperature throughout all of the months of a given year, Viña del Mar, on the central coast of Chile, ranks as the best weather place in the world for humans. Flushed by the cold Humboldt current of the Pacific Ocean, Viña del Mar sees an average daily high temperature of just 75

.2°F during its warmest month of January, with an average nighttime low of 59°F in that month. The coldest month at Viña del Mar, July, experiences a mean daily high of 59°F and an average nighttime low of 50°F. Each year, Viña del Mar receives just under 19 inches of rain, with most falling in the winter months of June and July. Globally renowned for its white sand beaches (and absolutely beautiful weather), and free from the threat of ferocious cyclonic storms and tornadoes, Viña del Mar is not quite an Anthro-Weathertopia, however, as fog can occasionally envelop the region.” from Weatherwise Magazine — March-April 2014

I’ll try straighten up the record on the weather of the Canary Islands as the author of the article didn’t get all the factual information:

Night falls in Arguineguin
Sunset in Arguineguin

The best weather is not found at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, although home to one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the World, it does not have the honor of hosting the best overall weather of The Canary Islands. To find it you’ll have to move about 70-80 km south from Las Palmas where you will find the fishing village of Arguineguin, is from there to the village of Mogan, around kilometers down south, where you’ll find The Best Weather of the Canary Islands, a sweet spot in The Canaries’ already mild weather which has the honor of being one of the very best well keep secrets of the Norwegians who are extremely fond of this area due to the specially mild and constant weather all year round.

Also, The Canaries may see from time to time, usually no more than once a year or even less than that, a tropical storm. It may sound as something big and scary but it’s neither. A tropical storm here, in the Canaries, consist mostly in heavy rains, from our standards that are of little rainfall. That quantity or intensity is nothing out of the ordinary in Hawaii and some winds with sustained highs of around 35-40 knots and gusts with highs not reaching over the 55-60 knots. Not lasting more than three days before totally disappearing, leaving behind mostly cosmetic damage due to excessive water drainage and a few old threes breaking a part. Other than that there’s even fewer casualties than usual due to most people staying at home because we are not used and don’t like nasty weather anyways; and most of the guys who get on the water those days are hardcore Surfers who know what they are doing and besides The Search & Rescue Teams are during those days on high alert 24/7, mainly for sailing vessels coming in and getting into trouble due to a failing engine and whose crew is not experienced enough to cope with the unusual wind gusts just on sail.

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