Gran Canaria Weather and Climate

5-day weather forecast from BBC Weather

View extended weather forecast for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - weather information provided by BBC Weather. Check minimum and maximum air temperatures for the next 5 days, direction an intensity of the wind as well as information regarding precipitations.

Gran Canaria general climate

The general yearly climate of Gran Canaria is one dominated by spring. The air temperature varies between 18 and 24-25 degrees Celsius. The climate and meteorology researchers (University of Syracuse) conducted several scientifically based studies and agreed that Gran Canaria is one of the few places on Earth with wholesome climate.

Since it´s known as a "Miniature Continent", due to the high central mountains, valleys, depressions and the coast at the Atlantic Ocean, the island of Gran Canaria features different microclimates. A dry and sunny weather dominates the south all the year round. Tourist resorts like Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles or Meloneras are permanently full of tourists pleased to find here a place where summer never ends. Most of the coastline features a permanent sunny and warm weather. In the mountains, the sea influence is diminished and the precipitations (rain and, sometimes in the winter, even snow) increase. The sea water temperature varies from 18 to 20 degrees Celsius, and sometimes even to 24-26 degrees Celsius nearby the shoreline.

The annul estimated rate of sunlight exceeds 2,500 hours turning Gran Canaria into one of the best destinations for outdoor sports and beach activities. However, the trade winds come sometimes with fresh chilling air over the Canary Islands.

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