Gran Canaria
weather, climate and best time to visit


Gran Canaria is the third largest Canary Island, but has almost half the total population of all the Canary Islands. You'll find great natural contrasts. The north is mostly green and leafy, while the south is desert-like with beautiful sandy beaches. This is the sunniest side of Gran Canaria and this is where you'll find the big vacation resorts. Because of the good weather in Gran Canaria, you can spend most of the year here.

It doesn't rain a lot on Gran Canaria, but compared to Tenerife or Lanzarote it is a little more rainy here. However, this occurs mainly in the northern part of the island and at the higher elevations. Gran Canaria's calm weather makes it ideally suited for a winter sun destination. The sea temperature is also fairly constant between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius and the chance of rain is low. The warmest part of Gran Canaria is the south. Here you can stay well throughout the year.




Best time to visit Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria's warm and pleasant temperature makes it a true year-round destination as well as a very popular refuge for sun-seeking vacationers, making it one of the most visited places in the world during the winter months. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the winter months are the busiest travel season on Gran Canaria, especially around the holiday season, which helps to assure a true high season.

The months of November, December, January, and February fall within the category of Gran Canaria's winter season. Even while it does grow a little chillier during the winter months, this place is still nothing short of a paradise when compared to the middle and northern parts of Europe.

A trip to the beaches of Gran Canaria

If you are searching for a sunny and hot vacation, the best time to visit Gran Canaria is during the summer. During this time, you will be able to sunbathe for the entirety of the day and even swim in the ocean without feeling uncomfortable.

If you want to go to Gran Canaria for a beach or pool break during the months that are the hottest and driest, then you should look at May, June, July, August, and September. These are the months that have the fewest chances of rain.

The island has an increase in precipitation throughout the month of October, which is the first indication of a potential weather shift. October will still have pleasant temperatures, but there is a good chance that there will be rain on two or three days out of the month.

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Climate 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 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

Weather data from: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria weather

The weather for Gran Canaria over the next 14 days will be 23°C till 25° with a few days chance of light rain showers. The water temperature will be 16°C.

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

5-day weather forecast Gran Canaria

Weather
Max/min
Water
Precip
Wind
Sunday
2 october
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23°C
22°C
16°C
0.2 mm
9 m/s
Monday
3 october
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24°C
21°C
16°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Tuesday
4 october
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25°C
22°C
16°C
0 mm
5 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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25°C
23°C
16°C
0 mm
4 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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24°C
23°C
16°C
0 mm
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Gran Canaria


Climate Gran Canaria

The island Gran Canaria has a mediterranean climate. 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

Weather data from: 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 8,811 km from New Delhi. Gran Canaria is part 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 Indira Gandhi to Gran Canaria is approximately 12 h. 10 min.

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What are the airports on Gran Canaria?

These are the airports on Gran Canaria:

  • Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

How many inhabitants does Gran Canaria have?

Gran Canaria has 845,195 inhabitants.

How big is Gran Canaria?

The surface area of Gran Canaria is 1,560 km². It is 2107x smaller than India.

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 for payment.

Exchange rates on 2 October 2022

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.011 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 88.05 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 1.14 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 8,804.55 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Gran Canaria?

The area code to call Gran Canaria is +34.