Gran Canaria
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Gran Canaria is the third largest Canary Island, but counts almost half of the total population of all the Canary Islands. You will find great natural contradictions here. The north is mostly green and leafy, while the south is desert-like with beautiful sandy beaches. Naturally, Here you will find the major holiday resorts. Because of the good weather you can spend a large part of the year here.

Best time to visit Gran Canaria

The best time to visit the island of Gran Canaria in Spain is from April until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in on Gran Canaria is 24°C in August and the lowest is 18°C in February. The water temperature is between 20°C and 25°C.

Gran Canaria has the mediterranean climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in Gran Canaria or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average Gran Canaria weather by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 24 22 20
Water temperature (°C) 22 20 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 24 24 22
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 16 5 4 2 2 12 11 20 18 7

Climate data from city: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria




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Gran Canaria weather

The Gran Canaria weather for will be 19° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature is 20°C.

The Gran Canaria weather forecast is based on the weather conditions in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Gran Canaria 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Water
UV
Sunday
22 may
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21°C
14°C
0 mm
0%
6 Bft
ENE
20°C
11
Monday
23 may
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21°C
15°C
0.1 mm
20%
6 Bft
NNE
20°C
11
Tuesday
24 may
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20°C
15°C
0.2 mm
10%
6 Bft
NNE
20°C
5
Wednesday
25 may
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19°C
15°C
0.1 mm
20%
6 Bft
NNE
20°C
8
Thursday
26 may
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21°C
14°C
0.2 mm
20%
4 Bft
NNE
20°C
10


Climate Gran Canaria

The island Gran Canaria has the mediterranean climate prevailing. The summers are warm and dry, and the temperature is cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Gran Canaria is 21° degrees and there is about 112 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 243 days a year with an average humidity of 75% and an UV-index of 5.

Gran Canaria

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 19 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 24 24 22 20
Night temp. (°C) 16 16 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 21 19 18
Water temp. (°C) 22 20 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 24 24 22
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 8 9 16 5 4 2 2 12 11 20 18 7
Days with rain 6 7 7 5 3 2 2 4 6 8 10 7
Dry days 25 21 24 25 28 28 29 27 24 23 20 24
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 9
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 4
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 5 5

Climate data from city: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria weather by month

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria is an island belonging to Spain. It lies in a straight line at 7,757 km from Cape Town. Gran Canaria is part of the archipelago of the Canary Islands.

The coordinates of Gran Canaria are:

  • Latitude: 27.9547329
  • Longitude: -15.5927669

The GPS coordinates are 27° 57' N, 15° 35' W

How long is the flight to Gran Canaria?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Gran Canaria is approximately 10 h. 50 min.

What are the airports on Gran Canaria?

These are the airports that are on Gran Canaria:

How many inhabitants are there on Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria has approximately 845,195 inhabitants.

How big is Gran Canaria?

The area of Gran Canaria is around 1,560 km². It is 783x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Gran Canaria?

The capital of Gran Canaria is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

What is the currency of Gran Canaria?

On Gran Canaria the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 22 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 0.055 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 18.32 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 5.46 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 1,832.19 South African rand

What is the area code of Gran Canaria?

The area code to call Gran Canaria is +34.