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Gran Canaria Weather

Lets say that write about Gran Canaria Weather can be a bit boring sometimes, here in the south of Gran Canaria it could be months where we dont see a cloud, specially from March onwards until October.

Our portable air conditioning starts making appereances around our house mid april when the , and we start looking through the wardrobe for light jackets and jeans at the beginning of October.

But Gran Canaria is not called miniature continent for nothing, and the weather could be completely different in the south than in Las Palmas, in fact normally as soon as you pass Gran Canaria Airport it seems that you are in another island.

Summer is in full and in July specially the last two weeks of the month are some of the hottest in the year, make sure you book a hotel with air conditioning in the rooms or you will have trouble sleeping at night.

Temperatures normally are higher than 30 degrees with some days over 40 degrees.

The first few weeks you could say is still August, with days

June July August September = Summer

June means the start of very hot and sunny weather with high UV index. As always, it's important to take care in the sun and heat. The official start of Summer is the eve of 23rd June, when we will celebrate San Juan with beach parties and bonfires all over the island.

July is much of the same, the temperatures are heating up and can reach 35ºC degrees in some parts of the island with the average daytime temperatures in the shade around 29ºC degrees.

We don’t often see much change in weather during July except for the possibility of desert dust blowing over from the Sahara and heatwaves.

Our city, Las Palmas in north Gran Canaria is generally a few degrees cooler than the south which is great for exploring the museums and sightseeing during the hotter months.

  • There isn't usually much change in the Gran Canaria Summer weather, except we may have some more heatwaves on the way, possibly a calima or two, with daily daytime temperatures of 32ºC degrees on average in the south. The north of Gran Canaria usually experiences some low cloud, but temperatures are still high

Gran Canaria weather by Months

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

Can still be very hot, it takes a while for the island to cool down again after a hot Summer

October

Can see some rainy days even storms on the island. In past years October has been known as a rainy month.

November

December

Can be fantastic for sunbathing but evenings are going to feel chilly.