Gran Canaria weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Gran Canaria

The best time to visit the island of on 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 on 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 weather Gran Canaria 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 temp. (°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

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14 day weather forecast Gran Canaria

The weather for on Gran Canaria will be 16° till 15° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers.

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

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
21° 2.6 mm 70% 7 m/s 1
Monday 29 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
13°
21° 1.9 mm 65% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 30 Nov Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
21° 0.9 mm 45% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 1 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
13°
21° 0.6 mm 40% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 2 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
21° 0.4 mm 25% 5 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
21° 0.4 mm 30% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
14°
21° 0.4 mm 30% 4 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
14°
21° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
21° 0.4 mm 30% 4 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
21° 0.5 mm 35% 4 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14°
21° 0.1 mm 10% 4 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
16°
14°
21° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14°
21° 0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
14°
21° 0 mm 0% 5 m/s 1

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.

Climate table of 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

What is the average weather like in a given month for Gran Canaria? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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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 28 November 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.055 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 18.32 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 0.546 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 183.22 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 5.46 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 1,832.19 Euro

What is the area code of Gran Canaria?

The area code to call Gran Canaria is +34.