The weather on La Gomera is quite mild all year round, especially if you come from Central Europe and spend your holidays here for a few weeks. But even on the small Canary Island there is not always a sun guarantee. The warmest months are July, August and September. Even though it can get very warm during the day, it cools down considerably in the evenings, especially in winter.
Especially light-skinned tourists should protect themselves well against the sun, sun protection factor 20 - 30 are a good basic protection. Avoid the sun between 01:00pm and 05:00pm and wear a head protection as well as high-quality and dark tinted sunglasses.
The climate on La Gomera is still very pleasant and not too hot even in midsummer, as there is always a pleasant breeze blowing especially in the coastal regions. As long as you spend your holiday in sunny places like Valle Gran Rey, Playa Santiago or San Sebastian, air conditioning is not necessary, even if the temperatures during the day are between 20 - 30 degrees. In the evening it often cools down considerably.
From December to the end of February it is "winter" on La Gomera. And the weather can also become uncomfortable at short notice during this time of year, especially in the high villages. Mostly it rains only a few hours and then the sun shines again. Nevertheless, the temperatures on La Gomera tend to be very mild even in winter and you can still walk around during the day with shorts and flip-flops. However, you should also take a (rain) jacket with you during the winter months, as the wind can get very fresh.
The climate on La Gomera is much milder in every season than in the rest of Europe and a holiday is really worth it in every season. You can swim in the Atlantic all year round.
In the north of La Gomera, the climate is always a little cooler due to the trade winds and it rains a little more. The sunny south and the west are the warmest regions on the island and especially popular with holidaymakers. In the higher altitudes or in the mountains it is often much cooler than in the coastal regions, you should keep this in mind when planning your holiday.
Who wants to have a "sun guarantee", should settle in Playa Santiago, San Sebastian, Alajero or the Valle Gran Rey. For hikers and nature lovers we recommend Hermigua, Vallehermoso and Agulo. However, life in the north of La Gomera is a little more authentic than in the tourist town of Valle Gran Rey. Thus, those who prefer to spend their holidays away from the tourist streams should have a look at Hermigua or Agulo. But also, the other places in the north of the island are really highly recommendable, also in winter!
Those who come to La Gomera to do Whale Watching can basically travel all year round to watch the whales and dolphins. The best time with the highest sighting rates is spring, as during this time the big whales can also be seen with a little luck. But at this time of year the weather on La Gomera is not yet very stable and due to gusty winds and high waves the sea can still be very rough.
You can go hiking on La Gomera all year round. But often the winter months are better suited for this. Even if the weather on La Gomera is not always stable in this season, you will be rewarded with a colourful flowering nature and a juicy green rainforest. From time to time it can rain heavily, especially in the high situated villages, but then it is at least not as hot as in summer. The hiking providers on La Gomera offer guided tours through the national park of La Gomera during the whole year.
Nothing is as unstable as the weather, also here on La Gomera. But all in all, one can say that on La Gomera it is very pleasantly warm and mild during the whole year.
You can find a good and accurate weather forecast for La Gomera on the website of El Tiempo.
If you need an accurate wind forecast, you can find it on the website of Windfinder.
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The values shown in the climate table for La Gomera represent the minimum/maximum of each month, although even on La Gomera there are relatively warm, but also very cold winters. It can also happen that it rains a bit in autumn or that the wind refreshes without warning. There were already winters on La Gomera in which it hardly rained or not at all. It is also possible that the temperatures in summer rise to more than 35 degrees and the island is plagued by the famous Calima. Calima is an unfavourable weather situation for the Canary Islands, in which a dry desert wind is blown from the Sahara with an easterly wind towards the island.