Intro to Canary Islands Meteorology for free flying

Flying over Izaña take off in Teide Natural Park

The Canary Islands emerge as breathtaking columns of volcanic rock from the seabed up to an approximate maximum altitude of 4,000 meters at a short distance from one another. However, each of them is a world in itself: a microworld.

Flying over Izaña take off in Teide Natural Park
Weather in Teide

Because of their geographic location, morphology and great elevation with relation to its surface, as well as its proximity to the Northwest of Africa, the islands offer absolutely special weather conditions.

Still, not only are they different from one another, but each of them records an amazing range of weather conditions depending on the slope and height in just a few kilometres. For that reason, the Canary Islands are said to have not just one climate, but different microclimates.

Therefore, the Islands represent the perfect place to visualize and understand diverse meteorological factors that are key for safety in free flight practice. Thanks to the high number of year-round flyable days, they are also the perfect place to learn, make progress and gain the knowledge and expertise of a paraglider pilot.

Image of the Higs and Lows that gover Europe and North America
Azores Anticyclone and its position in the Atlantic Ocean