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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In the table below you can quickly see the monthly average weather in Gran Canaria, the monthly temperature or when the precipitation is highest. The monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

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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Climate Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has a subtropical climate, which means warm weather all year round. The average temperature on the island is 21 degrees Celsius. The island's climate is also very dry, making it a great place to live or visit if you are looking for sunny weather.

Gran Canaria's climate is influenced by the trade winds. The trade winds are a type of wind that blows from the east to the west. These winds help keep temperatures on the island warm and stable. The trade winds also help keep moist air off the island, which prevents rainfall.

Gran Canaria also has plenty of sunshine with an average of 2,700 hours of sunlight per year. This makes Gran Canaria a great place if you are looking for a place with great weather.

Lente (March-May)

The weather during spring in Gran Canaria is very nice. The temperature ranges from 20-25 degrees Celsius and there are not many tourists as it is still considered low season. This is a great time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds but still enjoy beautiful weather.

Summer (June-August)

The summer months are the busiest in Gran Canaria because of the perfect weather conditions. The temperature fluctuates around 25-30 degrees Celsius during this period, which is very comfortable for most people. If you don't like large crowds, this may not be the best time to visit Gran Canaria, as there will be a lot of people.

Fall (September-November)

In September the temperature starts to cool down a little, but it is still very pleasant with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. October and November are considered the quiet season in Gran Canaria, as there are fewer tourists, but the weather is still pleasant. This can be a great time to visit if you want to avoid the busiest months but still enjoy good weather conditions.

Winter (December-February)

The winter months can be cool with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. If you don't mind cooler temperatures, this can be a great time to get cheaper prices on hotels and flights.

What is the warmest part of Gran Canaria?

The south of the island is the warmest part of Gran Canaria, as it benefits from more hours of daily sunshine than anywhere else on the island.

Here you will also find the dunes of Maspalomas, which are one of the warmest places on the island with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. These beautiful sand dunes stretch for miles and are home to a wide variety of plants and animals. In the region you will find more than enough hotels to enjoy the sun here.

Climate Gran Canaria by month

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

What is the average Gran Canaria weather like in a given month? 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.

Gran Canaria weather

The weather for Gran Canaria over the next 14 days will be 20°C till 22° with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain. The water temperature will be 22°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
Wednesday
30 november
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21°C
19°C
22°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Thursday
1 december
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20°C
19°C
22°C
0 mm
6 m/s
Friday
2 december
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21°C
20°C
22°C
1.4 mm
8 m/s
Saturday
3 december
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20°C
19°C
22°C
2.2 mm
7 m/s
Sunday
4 december
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21°C
18°C
22°C
1.3 mm
7 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Gran Canaria


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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 8,217 km from Islamabad. 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 Jinnah International Airport to Gran Canaria is approximately 11 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 510x smaller than Pakistan.

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 30 November 2022

  • 1 Pakistani rupee = 0.005 Euro
  • 1 Euro = 189.74 Pakistani rupee
  • 100 Pakistani rupee = 0.53 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 18,973.77 Pakistani rupee

What is the area code of Gran Canaria?

The area code to call Gran Canaria is +34.

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